About

I am the art director of information graphics at Scientific American magazine. My strengths lie in understanding, interpreting, and communicating scientific content visually, whether it be conveying a complex concept or process through illustration, helping a reader navigate through a page, or actualizing the vision of a larger team.

Before rejoining Scientific American in 2007, I was a freelance designer, art director, and illustrator focused primarily on magazine and book work for clients such as McGraw Hill (through Electronic Publishing Services, Inc.), Trillium Studios, The Cooking Lab, Intellectual Ventures, WordFirm, Scientific American, National Geographic, and The Rockefeller University. Prior to establishing my own freelance business, I was an assistant art director at National Geographic magazine for nearly two years, and then a designer at the magazine for three. Several years as an art director at Scientific American magazine preceded this, building upon the skills I had developed as a graduate student in natural science illustration at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and studies in studio art and geology at Smith College.

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