Biomedical Art & Design
With a background in traditional and digital illustration as well as anatomy and science, I bring your project to life. I prioritize clarity, accuracy, and beauty in didactic imagery.
Stem Cell Orchestra
This animation visualizes the process of growing cardiomyocytes and supporting cells in complex tissue culture.
Pixologic ZBrush, Maxon Cinema 4D, Adobe Photoshop
Created as a part of my Master of Arts Thesis project at Johns Hopkins University for the Grayson Lab for Craniofacial and Orthopaedic Tissue Engineering.
In 2018, Shawna earned her Master of Arts Degree in Medical and Biological Illustration from the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Previously, in 2015 she earned her BS in Biological and Pre-Medical Illustration at Iowa State University.
Shawna has collaborated with a variety of researchers, biologists, engineers and surgeons. She enjoys creating projects that contain engaging storytelling and are rich in detail. Past clients include Grayson Lab for Tissue Engineering, the Johns Hopkins Simulation Center, National Aquarium in Baltimore, the Iowa State University Insect Collection and many more. Shawna specializes in biological and medical illustration, 2D and 3D animation, and design.