The -ologies, I love them. Entomology, ornithology, botany, dendrology, virology, ecology, microbiology. Technical illustrations can be used for posters, publications, textbooks, and more.


Showcasing a new medical device? A surgical technique? Have a condition and treatment you need your patients to understand? I work with surgeons, specialists and more to effectively demonstrate medical science with precision, accuracy and a keen sense of detail. Illustrations, animations, and 3D models integrated within illustrations.


Bridging the gap between technology and biology, engineers are welcome here! I work with tissue engineers to showcase their research and solve communication difficulties.

Award-Winning Visualizations

Shawna R Snyder

Shawna R Snyder

Project Manager

Inspired by the native landscapes of Iowa on the family farm, Shawna fell in love with the natural world at an early age. With the support of family, friends, and key role models at Iowa State University, she traveled across the United States and developed a curiosity for art, biology, food, and survival. She then took the chance to spend three months traveling in Patagonia, Chile to hunt rare primitive crane flies and share biological drawing techniques with ecologists and students in the region.

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. She earned her BS in Biological and Pre-Medical Illustration at Iowa State University in 2015.

Shawna has collaborated with many researchers, biologists, engineers and doctors. 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.

James Gurney

There is no line between fine art and illustration; there is no high or low art; there is only art, and it comes in many forms