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OOPS! Basic Anatomy Wrong in National Campaign Announcing $50m Gift

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From the Department of Convoluted University Bureaucracies and the Havoc They Wreak, I bring you an example of why Certified Medical Illustrators are worth every penny you spend on them: If you opened up The New York Times, The LA Times, The Washington Post, or The Boston Globe this week you might have seen a [...]

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Essential Social Media Sites for Science Illustrators

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During my recent talk at the AMI conference about social media and illustration, I skimmed this slide near the end. Talks were intended to be 20 minutes long and I don’t like to rehearse too much: I don’t read off of my slides so I tend to remind myself of the critical points and fret [...]

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How To Talk To a Roomful of Artists Who Are Better Than You

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This past weekend I participated in the Association of Medical Illustrators annual meeting (hashtag #AMI2014), held with the hospitality of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, USA. Here are my public speaking tips when speaking to a roomful of artists who are better than you. Okay, first let’s define “better”. I have a Bachelor of Fine [...]

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Making the Ugly World of Medical Illustration Online Pretty Again

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Shortly after my Symbiartic co-blogger Kalliopi has run a workshop about social media for nature & science artists at the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators annual conference in July, I will be speaking about social media for medical illustrators and communicators at the Association of Medical Illustrators annual conference at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, [...]

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The Most Fascinating Image You Can See On LinkedIn

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Nothing can say”Amazing art!” the way an intricate web with your own name in the center can. I am glorious. LinkedIn launched a feature called InMaps back in 2011 and they produce visually arresting, zoomable depictions of your network. Over the last 6 or 7 years, I’ve developed my LinkedIn network in a mostly casual [...]

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Learn Visual Communication from the SciComm Pros

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If you are at all inclined to dip your toes into the world of scientific visual communications there are two must-attend events this summer: the Guild of Natural Illustrators’ Annual Conference (Bar Harbor, ME from July 7-13, 2013) and the Association of Medical Illustrators’ Annual Conference (Salt Lake City, UT from July 17-20, 2013). The [...]

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Grappling with New Media, Can The Association of Medical Illustrators Find A Way Forward?

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Last month I was fortunate enough to be able to attend Illuminate: The Association of Medical Illustrators meeting here in Toronto. In addition to astonishingly good illustrations – and we’re talking about art that has the potential to save real human lives here remember! – what I found surprised me. Medical illustration as a discipline [...]

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