Tolpa Studios


My resume



Illustration, animation, interactive media, product concept sketching, story boarding, exhibit design, graphic design, rich media banners, and web design. Expertise in Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, After Effects, InDesign, Keynote, Power Point, and basic 3D modeling and animation. Working knowledge of HTML, Adobe Edge Animate, and web best practices. 


Work History

Tolpa Studios, Seattle WA (previously located in San Francisco and Los Angeles)
Provide illustration, animation, interactive and graphic design services to medical, life science, and technology clients. Responsible for client contact, creative concepts, research, final execution, and supervision of contract artists as needed.

Senior Medical Illustrator
Medsn, Inc., Culver City CA
November 2003–April 2005
Created medical illustrations and animations for pharmaceutical and medical device e-learning programs. Served as team leader, art director, scientific researcher, illustrator, and animator.

Scientific Illustrator/Animator
Artemis Creative, Inc., Palo Alto CA
August 2000–June 2003
Created original medical and scientific illustrations and animations for use in print, web sites, trade shows, annual reports, and digital presentations.

SeniorArtist, Los Angeles CA
January 2000–May 2000
Created original illustrations, interactive exercises, and animations for online continuing medical education courses.

Medical Illustrator and Web Designer
Victory Technology, Inc., Sonoma CA
March 1999–January 2000
Developed original medical illustrations, animations, and multimedia learning exercises for online continuing education courses for paramedics.



MFA Medical Illustration
Minor in interactive Media Design
Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester NY

BA Studio Art/BA Environmental Studies
State University of New York at Binghamton, Binghamton NY
Graduation Magna Cum Laude


Continuing Studies

Introduction to Data Visualization
UW Professional & Continuing Education, Seattle WA, 2014

See, Think, Design, Produce
Jonathan Corum, Maria Popova, Randall Munroe, and Edward Tufte, Seattle WA, 2014

Demystifying Infographics
School of Visual Concepts, Seattle WA, 2013

The 8 Timeless Principles of Effective Animation for the Digital Animator
Association of Medical Illustrators annual meeting, Salt Lake City UT, 2013

Presenting Data and Information
Edward Tufte, Seattle WA, 2006



Fellow, Association of Medical Illustrators, 2013
Certificate of Merit, Association of Medical Illustrators, 2009, 2006, 2005, 2001
Award of Excellence, Rx Club, 2004, 2002, 2001
Semifinalist, National Science Foundation Scientific Visualization Challenge, 2003
Recognition, The Journal of Audiovisual Media in Medicine, 2003
Award of Excellence, Association of Medical Illustrators, 2002



Association of Medical Illustrators (AMI), 1999–present

AMI Board of Governors, 2007–2011
Northwest Science Writers Association, 2011–present