Scientific illustration

A picture, or well crafted graph, can tell a thousand words. A well placed figure can shed light on even the most obscure of concepts.

I am happy to help with all aspects of the visualisation process, from concepts through to final execution. I offer a broad range of styles (see the below portfolio for a sample). As a researcher myself, I understand the process of constructing journal papers, scholarly presentations, and reports.

Scope: Though I specialize in biological illustration, I am interested in any and all scientific projects. I can work to journal publication specifications, and advise on visualisations for both academic and non-academic target audiences.

Practical assets: Adobe Photoshop CS4 (full commercial license),60x dissection microscope

Referees: If you're not sure if I'm the right illustrator for you, these two people can provide insight into what it is like working with me.

Professor Scott Keogh, Head of the Evolution, Ecology & Genetics research division at the Australian National University (scott.keogh@anu.edu.au)
Dr. Jodie Rummer, Senior Research Fellow, James Cook University (jodie.rummer@jcu.edu.au)

Rate: $50/hour (a time estimate and/or maximum charge quote is available on request).

Contact me at ewalsh.sci@gmail.com to get started!

Also, if you're interested in original art, and non-scientific commissions, check out my online art store.

 

Education

Want to learn the ins- and outs- of Scientific Illustration? I'm available to take workshops on the topic (Australia Only).

In the meantime, feel free to try out this guided scientific illustration exercise that covers some of the key skills every scientific illustrator should have.

 

Portfolio

Click on the thumbnails to view the full-sized images.

Diagrams and schematics

Experiment Stimuli

Data Visualisation

Line drawings

Realistic Works

Science Photography

(promotional, illustrative, and microscope) 

Image clean-up

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After
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Graphic Design

(logos, poster and presentation layouts)

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Example poster layout (click to view .pdf)

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Example talk layout (click to view .pdf)

CV

List of my freelance illustration work (last updated 13/06/2019)

Return to the research homepage to view my research-specific CV.

Year
Client
Information Category
2017-current Conservation Physiology In Action (journal) Series of illustrations for Conservation Physiology in Action, open-access series in the journal Conservation Physiology. 1) Figure for scholarly publication
2019 Prof. M. Kirk Graphic design for logo, Perfluorocarbons schematic and renders, and illustrations showing themes such as exposure pathways of the chemical contamination and chemical accumulation for the PFAS Health Study. 3) Design and outreach
2019 Dr. J. Desborough Interactive cartooning and follow-up colouration of seven resultant works for Multiple Sclerosis workshop 4) Other
2019 Prof. M. Kirk Design, illustration, animation and editing tasks for Field Epidemiology MOOC 4) Other
2019 A/Prof J. Rummer Illustrations for four Fish Physiology CO2 book 4) Other
2018 Manuscript authors Illustration for Long, Benedict M., Wei Yih Hee, Robert E. Sharwood, Benjamin D. Rae, Sarah Kaines, Yi-Leen Lim, Nghiem D. Nguyen et al. Carboxysome encapsulation of the CO 2-fixing enzyme Rubisco in tobacco chloroplasts. Nature communications 9 (1): 3570. 1) Figure for scholarly publication
2018 Manuscript authors Illustration for Machingura, M. C., & Moroney, J. V. Carbon Fixation: Closing the circle. eLife, 7, e42507. 1) Figure for scholarly publication
2018 Manuscript authors Illustration for Laubenstein, T.D., Rummer, J. L., Nicol, S., Parsons, D. M., Pether, S. M., Pope, S., ... & Munday, P. L. (2018). Correlated Effects of Ocean Acidification and Warming on Behavioral and Metabolic Traits of a Large Pelagic Fish. Diversity, 10(2), 35. 1) Figure for scholarly publication
2018 Invited: Course convenor Delivery of scientific illustration workshop, Australian National University/Humboldt University Berlin international graduate school (parasitology) (Kioloa via video link, Australia, 4th October) 2) Presentations and workshops
2018 Invited: Friends of Australian National Botanic Gardens Scientific illustration with a botanic focus, Friends of Australian National Botanic Gardens (Canberra, Australia, 13th September) 2) Presentations and workshops
2018 Invited: National Parks Association of the ACT Scientific illustration and Conservation presentation, National Parks Association of the ACT (Canberra, Australia, 15th June) 2) Presentations and workshops
2018 Field Naturalists Association of the ACT Scientific illustration presentation, Field Naturalists Association of the ACT(Canberra, Australia, 6th July) 2) Presentations and workshops
2018 Invited: Society committee Delivery of scientific illustration workshop (hosted by the Sydney society for conservation biology; University of New South Wales, 21st June 2016) 2) Presentations and workshops
2018 Prof. A. Nicotra Cartoon illustration for World Economic Forum Ideaslab presentation 4) Other
2018 N/A Winner, LaborARTory Award for Imagineers in Science conference recording (Canberra, Australia, 3rd-5th May): response to day 1 | response to day 2 | response to day 3 | creative recording video download 4) Other
2018 Prof. R. Maleszka Genome Research cover illustration 4) Other
2018 Dr. A. Watson and Dr. R. Korda Frank Bowden farewell caricature 4) Other
2018 Ms. E. Higgins Stingray illustration 4) Other
2017 Manuscript authors Figure for Hess, Sybille, Leteisha J. Prescott, Andrew S. Hoey, Shannon A. McMahon, Amelia S. Wenger, and Jodie L. Rummer. Species-specific impacts of suspended sediments on gill structure and function in coral reef fishes. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 284 (1866): 20171279. 1) Figure for scholarly publication
2017 Manuscript authors Figure for Silva, Ana C. Afonso, Natali Santos, Huw A. Ogilvie, and Craig Moritz. Validation and description of two new north-western Australian Rainbow skinks with multispecies coalescent methods and morphology. PeerJ 5: e3724. 1) Figure for scholarly publication
2017 Manuscript authors Figure for Sherratt, E., Vidal-Garcia,M., Anstis, M., & Keogh, J.S. Adult frogs and their tadpoles do not have the same macro-evolutionary patterns across the Australian continent. Nature Ecology and Evolution. 1 (9): 1385. 1) Figure for scholarly publication
2017 Manuscript authors Figure for Hogan, Alexandra B., and Mary R. Myerscough. A Model for the Spread of an Invasive Weed, Tradescantia fluminensis. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology: 1-17. 1) Figure for scholarly publication
2017 Ms. H. Hubble Graphic design support, video and audio editing for Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration 3) Design and outreach
2017 Prof. M. Myerscough Scientific figure development and clean-up, applied mathematics group, the University of Sydney 4) Other
2016 Manuscript authors Figure in Rummer, J. L., Binning, S. A., Roche, D. G., & Johansen, J. L. Methods matter: considering locomotory mode and respirometry technique when estimating metabolic rates of fishes. Conservation Physiology, 4(1). 1) Figure for scholarly publication
2016 Dr. J. Harvey Series of images for the Herpetological Association of Africa 3) Design and outreach
2016 Prof. T. Preiss 38th annual Lorne Genome Conference 2017 t-shirt design 3) Design and outreach
2016 Prof. N. Cherbuin Symposium flyer and branding for Healthy Brain Ageing symposium, at the Australian National University. 3) Design and outreach
2016 N/A Conference logo and branding for the Australasian Epidemiological Association. 3) Design and outreach
2016-2018 Dr. E. Kidd, Ms. A. Hellsing and Mr. C. Brown Experimental stimuli preparation (cartoon art) for Research School of psychology, the Australian National University. 4) Other
2016 Prof M. Kirk Infographic preparation 4) Other
2016 Dr. D. Nicol Figure preparation for Centre for Law and Genetics, University of Tasmania. 4) Other
2015 Manuscript authors Series of figures for Binning, Sandra A., and Dominique G. Roche. Water flow and fin shape polymorphism in coral reef fishes. Ecology 96 (3): 828-839. 1) Figure for scholarly publication
2015 A/Prof J. Rummer Logo design for ARC CoE Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University. 3) Design and outreach
2015 C. Chrichley Logo design for Department of Statistics, Data Science and Epidemiology, Swinburne University. 3) Design and outreach
2015 Prof. D. Rowell Poster giving course information to prospective students for Research School of Biology, the Australian National University 3) Design and outreach
2015 A/Prof J. Rummer Fish circulatory illustrations for ARC CoE Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University 3) Design and outreach
2015 Prof. S. Keogh Graphic design and logo for the Australian Society of Herpetologists meeting 2014 (Greenhills, Australia, 29th January to 1st February) 3) Design and outreach
2015 Dr. J. Brinker Logo for "Stand up for psychology" research 3) Design and outreach
2015 Dr. V. Beanland Experiment stimuli preparation (3D modelling) for Research School of Psychology, ANU. 4) Other
2015 Mr. P. Fidelman Sustainability Research Centre, University of the Sunshine Coast. 4) Other
2014 Manuscript authors Figure for Hoops, D. A perfusion protocol for lizards, including a method for brain removal. MethodsX, 2, 165-173. 1) Figure for scholarly publication
2014 Manuscript authors Figure for Pepper, Mitzy, and J. Scott Keogh. Biogeography of the Kimberley, Western Australia: a review of landscape evolution and biotic response in an ancient refugium. Journal of Biogeography 41, 8: 1443-1455. 1) Figure for scholarly publication
2014 Manuscript authors Figure for Catullo R, Doughty P, and JS Keogh (2014). A new frog species (Myobatrachidae: Uperoleia) from the Northern Deserts region of Australia, with a redescription of U. trachyderma. Zootaxa, 3753 (3): 251-262. 1) Figure for scholarly publication
2014 J. Rummer Illustrations for J. Rummer's TEDx talk, "Athletes of the Great Barrier Reef" 4) Other
2013 Manuscript authors Figure for Pepper, M.R., Doughty, P., Fujita, M.K., Moritz, C. & Keogh, J.S. (2013). Speciation on the Rocks: Integrated Systematics of the Heteronotia spelea Species Complex (Gekkota; Reptilia) from Western and Central Australia. PLOS ONE. 8(11): e78110. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0078110. 1) Figure for scholarly publication
2013 Manuscript authors Fish illustration for academic poster and media accompaniment of Roche DG., Binning SA., Strong LE., Davies J, Jennions MD. (2013). Increased behavioural lateralization in parasitized coral reef fish. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 67:1339-1344. 1) Figure for scholarly publication
2013 Manuscript authors Figures and illustrations for Catullo, R.A., Doughty, P., Roberts, D.J., & Keogh, S. (2011) Multi-locus phylogeny and taxonomic revision of Uperoleia toadlets (Anura: Myobatrachidae) from the western arid zone of Australia, with a description of a new species. Zootaxa, 2902: 1 - 43. 1) Figure for scholarly publication
2013 Manuscript authors Figures for Pepper, M., Doughty, P., Hutchinson, M.N. & Keogh, S. (2011) Ancient drainages divide cryptic species in Australia’s arid zone: Morphologicaland multi-gene evidence for four new species of Beaked Geckos (Rhynchoedura). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 1) Figure for scholarly publication
2013 Manuscript authors Figure generation assistance for O'Kearney, R., & Hunt, A. (2011) Integration and Organisation of Trauma Memories and Posttraumatic Symptoms, Journal of Traumatic Stress, 6, 716-725. 1) Figure for scholarly publication
2013 Dr. W. Grant Poster layout for the Australian Open Access Support Group 4) Other
2013 L. Aplin, P.Bolton Cover illustration for their thesis, submitted in partial completion of an honours degree at the Australian National University. 4) Other
2012 J. Lane, S. Sabadas Generated stimuli images for their thesis, submitted in partial completion of an honours degree at the Australian National University. 4) Other
2011 J. Walker Generated illustrations and figures the book Human Transit, by Jarrett Walker, Island Press. 4) Other
2011 F. Maclean, C. Jillard, P. Hoffmann, J. Leitch, X. Schmalz Generated images for their thesis, submitted in partial completion of an honours degree at the Australian National University. 4) Other

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