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Education

2015-2018

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)BFA in illustration, Providence, RI

2014-2015

Sarah Lawrence College (SLC)Bronxville, NY

Relevant Work Experience

Illustration Work

Illustration

Sabrina McNew , US - Science Illustrator  - July 2023-September 2023

Created digital vector illustrations of Galapagos Finch species as well as digital paintings illustrating 

the symptoms of bird pox in Northern Mockingbirds. Bird pox illustrations included one overall painting of the full bird and two spot illustrations of the foot.

Bartels Science Illustrator Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY - Science Illustrator - January 2022-December 2022

Selected from over 200 applicants  for the Bartels Science Illustrator Residency at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Worked directly with researchers and staff to create artwork for departments across the lab. Attended weekly editorial team meetings and produced artwork for Living Bird Magazine. Acted as a teaching assistant for the undergraduate class The Art and Science of Birds and designed lessons, workshops and tutorials for students and visitors to the lab. 

Buoy Health, Boston, MA - Medical Illustrator - October 2020-September 2021

Working directly with art director to create original medical illustrations for Buoy Health, an online symptom checker and diagnostics platform driven by artificial intelligence. Illustrations are made using a combination of traditional and digital media which are then checked by the Buoy Medical team for anatomical and medical accuracy. The images are then displayed alongside articles on the Buoy Health website.

New York Botanical Garden, New York, NY - Botanical Illustrator/Graphic Designer - 2019-2022

Working directly with Dr. Kate Armstrong on her publication project The Medicinal Flora of Myanmar. Creating original illustrations of fruits, flowers and leaves of various plants included in the book for which there are no available photographs. To be used as a field guide for medicinal plants in the region. Designing photo plates using photographs and illustrations. 

American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY - Scientific Illustrator - December 2020-April 2021

Worked directly with Dr. David Grimaldi, a researcher in entomology, to digitally render graphite drawings of fruit fly anatomy to be used in a thesis research publication. 

Glority Software, China - Botanical Illustrator - April 2020-August 2020

Created nearly 40 original watercolor botanical illustrations to be used for a printed planner/calendar sold to users of the Glority Software App Picture This, a plant identifying app, in China. Worked directly with the art team to create anatomically accurate botanical illustrations and delivered print-ready digital files for use by Glority Software. 

Dr. Christine Heisler, US - Medical Illustrator - November 2020-December 2020

Created original pen and ink illustrations of various anatomies and surgical techniques to be used in a medical research publication. Studied illustrations and photographs provided by Dr. Heisler to produce specific images related to the research being published. 

Teaching Experience

Teaching

Bedford Audubon , Bedford, NY - Art Workshop Instructor  - January 2024-March 2024

Designed and currently leading a series of adult art workshops at the Bedford Audubon teaching drawing and watercolor techniques. These workshops focus on drawing and painting birds and include lessons on bird anatomy. The first workshop focuses on an introduction to drawing birds and the following two workshops will introduce watercolor. Students are learning basic drawing and watercolor techniques.

Bartels Science Illustrator Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY - Science Illustrator - January 2022-December 2022

Selected from over 200 applicants  for the Bartels Science Illustrator Residency at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Acted as a teaching assistant for the undergraduate class The Art and Science of Birds and designed lessons, workshops and tutorials for students and visitors to the lab. Graded student assignments  and worked with them individually to assess skills.

Private Art Tutor, New York, NY - Drawing Instructor - December 2019-March 2020

Taught private lessons to a lower school student at her home in drawing.

Rhode Island School of Design  Providence, RI - Teaching Assistant - Spring 2018

Worked with Professor Nick Palermo teaching Sophomore Oil Painting in the Illustration Department. Helped set up and break down still lives and model set ups. Worked with students and participated in class critiques.

Brown University, Providence, RI - Teaching Assistant - Fall 2017

Worked with chief of pediatric surgery at Rhode Island Hospital  to teach drawing to Brown University medical Students. Graded homework assignments, attended lectures and gave lessons on drawing.

NISDA, Nantucket, MA - Summer 2016

Designed Curriculums for and taught youth art classes and Nantucket School of Design and the Arts. Organized and lead administrative responsibilities including registration, answering the phone, responding to emails and greeting guests and students. Prepared space for gallery shows and lectures. Helped lead family and adult workshops and activities. Designed and held private art lessons.

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