Curriculum vitae

Selected Publications:

• Habitat in the Balance, Seeds Foundation, 2010, www.seedshabitat.ca
• STAMINA® Therapy Manual, 2012
• Fig 3, Inside the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology, 2010
• Fig 4&5, Bone Joint Surg Am. 91:1217, 2009
Improving Workflow in Adobe Illustrator CS2, Guild of Natural Science Illustrators (GNSI) Newsletter 39:1, 2007
• Yoga for the Core, Functional Synergy Press, 2005
• Anatomy and Asana: The Shoulder girdle. Calgary AB: Functional Synergy Press, 2006
• Horse Essentials. Toronto ON: Swift and Sellers Publishing, 2005
• Anatomy and Asana: The Knees. Calgary AB: Functional Synergy Press, 2005
• Diplomat English textbooks, Zone D,E,F & G. Osaka, Japan: Nova Press, 2004 & 2005
• University of Toronto Medical Journal, 80th Anniversary Commemorative Issue, 2003
• Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examinations review notes (MCCQE), Toronto ON: 2002 & 2003
• Clinical Exam Handbook 4th Ed, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, 2002

Education:

Professional Experience:

  • Freelance Illustrator 2005-Present
    Calgary, Canada
    • Create images for various clients from initial concept through to final render in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and traditional media
    • Involved in all aspects of running a small business (book keeping, self promotion, and maintenance of supplies and equipment)
  • Medical Illustrator/Animator 2006-2013
    Essentialtalk, Calgary, Canada
    • Worked with medical writers and doctors to create appropriate medical/dental
    images and animations for on-line patient education materials. Illustrations created in Adobe Illustrator and animations in Flash and 3D Studio Max
  • Medical Illustrator and Digital Imaging Technician
    Multimedia Services, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada 2005-
    • Created and modified medical and non-medical images for various clients with Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, CorelDraw and PowerPoint.
    • Performed digital printing, mounting and trimming of posters and other
    printed materials.
  • Textbook Illustrator 2004 – 2005
    Nova Corporation, Osaka, Japan
    • Involved in the creation of images for four English textbooks and teaching materials using pen and ink, Copic markers, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator
    • Also involved in some layout in Adobe InDesign and some voice recording and sound editing in Bias Peak
  • Lab Technician 2000 – 2001
    Department of Plant Science, UBC, Vancouver BC, Canada
    • Performed field work (green house and cranberry plots), microscope dissection, sample preparation, starch analysis by spectroscopy and data entry
  • NSERC Summer Research Assistant 2000
    Department of Animal Science, UBC, Vancouver BC, Canada
    • Performed sample preparation (liver) by protein hydrolysis, and solvent extraction; protein analysis by HPLC and use of radioisotopes (tritium); cell culture work and data entry

Computer Skills:
Proficient in both Macintosh and PC environments

Software
MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects, Flash, and  Autodesk 3D Studio Max.

Awards and Accomplishments:
• Certified Medical Illustrator, 2009
• Vesalius Trust Research Grant, 2003
• Danone Institute Media Training Award in Nutrition Communication, 2002
• Association of Medical Illustrators Salon Award of Excellence, 2002
• University of Toronto Open Fellowship Award, 2001
• NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award, 2000

Continuing Education:
• Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC), 2010 and Apprenticeship with Verge Permaculture (2012)
• Garden Design Level 1 and Dynascape Design Software, Calgary Zoo, Calgary, 2008 & 2009

Memberships:
• Association of Medical Illustrators (AMI) 2002-2011
• Guild of Natural Science Illustrators (GNSI) member 2002 & 2006