Alex has been interested the intersections of art and science since childhood. She attended the University of Georgia and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (double major in Scientific Illustration and Zoology). She received her Master of Science with Summa Cum Laude distinction from the Medical College of Georgia. She has worked at a vet school, an ecology lab, and as a creator of medical legal exhibits. She later moved to New Orleans to join the Department of Fine Arts at the University of New Orleans and was also adjunct faculty at Dillard University in New Orleans. Most of the last twenty years have been spent as a freelance illustrator at DNA illustrations. Her background includes extensive experience in creating editorial art and illustrating surgical volumes.

Work Samples

  • Intrathecal Delivery of Chemotherapy

  • Laparoscopic Injury

  • Renal Robotic Surgery

Work History

  • Medical Illustrator

    • dna illustrations, inc.
    • Jun 1995 - Present (20 years 4 months)

    Inventive solutions. Accurate results.
    DNA Illustrations is a biomedical visualization company specializing in custom concept illustrations for editorial and advertising use. Our award winning illustrators each have twenty years of experience working with images for surgery, anatomy, disease process, mechanism of action, patient education and immunology.

  • Adjunct Instructor

    • Dillard University
    • Jan 2003 - Aug 2005 (2 years 7 months)

    Taught courses in illustration and drawing.

  • Adjunct Instructor

    • University of New Orleans
    • Jun 1998 - Jan 2001 (2 years 7 months)

    Taught courses in figure drawing, illustration, and graphic design.

  • Director of EiLAB

    • University of New Orleans
    • Sep 1996 - Jun 1998 (1 year 9 months)

    Ran a Mac-based visually driven lab in the Fine Arts Department. Responsibilities included grant writing and funding, upgrades and maintenance of departmental computers and teaching.

  • Medical Illustrator

    • MediVisuals, Inc.
    • Jun 1995 - Sep 1996 (1 year 3 months)

    Production of custom boards for legal cases to explain accident, disease processes or surgical procedures to the jury.

  • Computer Graphic Artist

    • Educational Resource Center, College of Veterinary Medicine, The University of Georgia
    • Jul 1992 - Aug 1993 (1 year 1 month)
  • Graphic Artist

    • Savannah River Ecology Lab, Savannah River Site, the University of Georgia
    • Jan 1992 - Jul 1992 (6 months)


  • Medical College of Georgia

    • Master of Science (MS) Medical Illustration/Medical Illustrator
    • 1993 - 1995

    •Research grant recipient of the Alan Cole Award from the Vesalius Trust. 1995. •Teaching Assistantship at MCG in the Dept. of Medical Illustration. September 1993 - June 1995. •Workshop presenter at the World Congress of Biomedical Communications in Orlando FL, June 1994.

  • The University of Georgia

    • Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Interdisciplinary Studies
    • 1987 - 1992

    •Double major in Scientific Illustration and Zoology. •Awarded Junior Honors Certificate. •Exchange student at Oriel College, Oxford University, UK, 1989. •Internship with Kip Carter at the College of Veterinary Medicine, 1990-1992.

  • Sprayberry High School

    • 1983 - 1987



Association of Medical Illustrators, Association Européenne des Illustrateurs Médicaux et Scientifiques


LEQSF Grant Recipient, The University of New Orleans, 1999 (Co-Investigator) BoR Grant Recipient, Dillard University, 2002 (Consultant) Gold Award, American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors, 2003. Gold Award, American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors, 2004. Bronze Award, American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors, 2008. Silver Award, American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors, 2012.