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    Visualmedics

    Illustration, Information Design,
    publishing for the Healthcare and Biotech industry

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    Visualmedics

    Medical Illustration that is accurate,
    fresh, purposely tailored to audience and media

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  • Science communication

    Infographics to inform about specific
    medical conditions or current state of research

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  • Marketing your Science

    Scientific findings and visual data designs
    to enforce the marketing message

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  • Bespoke 3D graphics

    Utilized throughout all channels to create a
    unified brand for Biotech companies and Startups

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Welcome to our medical illustration studio

Merging Art and Science,
Making scientific knowledge accessible.

Visualmedics is a visual communication studio that serves a wide range of purposes for the healthcare sector and different audiences. Our expertise includes the following services: illustrations, information design, digital publishing, advertising of pharmaceuticals, academic publications and visual identity. We draw upon your complex data and statistics and collate them into a compelling, easily intelligible visual display. Our task is to strengthen your scientific concept through simplicity, effectiveness and provide high-quality results.

Our Services

  • Specialties
  • Process
  • Custom Medical Illustration

    Take a look at our illustrations, which were created with great attention to detail. Our technical flexibility allows us to handle illustration requests in all possible formats and for different media. 

  • Information Design, Infographics

    Deliver your scientific message and data effectively using infographics and with an outstanding presentation. Scientific infographics ensure you get you message across, effectively explaining complex concepts in a simple fashion.

  • Digital Publishing

    Also referred to as electronic publishing or e-publishing, this is the way most reading materials are delivered today. We would like to encourage you to find out more about how you can combine our illustrations and text in a great e-book or app.

It all starts with a briefing

 Each project is different, and to get to know the subject we deal with, we need as much information as possible – we gather sufficient reference material.

Producing the first sketches

After signing an agreement, we get to work – we provide the client with rough digital sketches or have a first discussion. From there, the direction of the project is set.

Corrections and revisions

We typically provide clients with three correction rounds to tailor work as desired. Should this not be sufficient, we can agree on further correction rounds.

Delivery of finals

Delivery of final illustrations is made in such way that they can be handled easily by editors, web agencies, or printers. We can also agree on producing shareable images for social media.

Our clients

Our clients come from the fields of scientific research, medical communication, biotech and pharmaceutical companies, and private health clinics. Our medical illustration studio also serves advertising agencies, editorial and scientific publishers.

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Our clients

We have cooperated with numerous international clients; we have an insightful and passionate approach that delivers outstanding results. Our clients come from the fields of scientific research, medical communication, biotech and pharmaceutical companies, private health clinics, advertising agencies, editorial and scientific publishing.

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Surgical illustrations depict the da Vinci robotic arms as they operate inside the female human body

May 17, 2018
Our most recent project, a series of medical illustrations, depict the da Vinci robotic arms as they operate inside the female human body to surgically dissect the inter-vesicovaginal space without opening the bladder dome. This preparation is necessary for the insertion of a female Artificial Urinary Sphincter – a procedure that is now entirely possible with the da Vinci robot, minimizing post-operative recovery. New Standard of Excellence When we first started this surgical illustration project with a medical device company, we took the opportunity to get to know more about this fantastic robot device and the people behind it. We discovered that behind the robotic surgery technology is a woman who has played a significant role in the development of the da Vinci robot as we know it today: New Zealand-born Catherine Mohr.  It’s worth sharing her background; we always like to see women in tech at this level. The da Vinci surgical robot is an amazing medical, surgical device that has set a new standard of excellence for the medical community since its inception, and is a work of art and tech (always in progress) that will change the operating room forever.” http://www.davincisurgery.com/ #davincisurgery #sciencecomm #scicomm #sciart #womenintech #womeninscience #vizscicomm #medicalillustration #medart #visualmedics #sciencecommunication #scienceinfographics #marketing #biotech #graphicalabstract #medicalillustrator #scienceillustrator #medicaldiagram
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How patients better recall medical information

May 17, 2018
We would like to share this excellent article on patient information recall we have come across, from Roy P C Kessels. The article points out at the difference of using videos with patients as opposed to static visuals or pictograms (or infographics) and provides some good reference for the ones involved in patient communication, still in doubt about which media should be chosen when assembling patient information. Interesting conclusions are drawn. Below an excerpt: “Memory for medical information is often poor and inaccurate, especially when the patient is old or anxious. [ ..] spoken information should be supported with written or visual material. Visual communication aids are especially effective in low-literacy patients, but video or multimedia techniques do not improve memory performance or adherence to therapy.” See the full article here https://goo.gl/uaWbZd References presented in this article are worth a quick read as well. Houts PS, Bachrach R, Witmer JT, et al. Using pictographs to enhance recall of spoken medical instructions. Patient Educ Couns 1998;35: 83-8 [PubMed] Ford S, Fallowfield L, Hall A, Lewis S. The influence of audiotapes on patient participation in the cancer consultation. Eur J Cancer1995;31A: 2264-9 [PubMed] Delp C, Jones J. Communicating information to patients: the use of cartoon illustrations to improve comprehension of instructions. Acad Emerg Med 1996;3: 264-70 [PubMed] Bakker DA, Blais D, Reed E, Vaillancourt C, Gervais S, Beaulieu P. Descriptive study to compare patient recall of information: nurse taught versus video supplement. Can Oncol Nurs J 1999;9: 115-20 [PubMed]

3 reasons why Pinterest is valuable to medical illustrators

October 2, 2017
How Pinterest can become a visualisation Studio’s valuable tool for brainstorming, research, and mood boarding. Pinterest, brainstorming, and medical illustration I recently changed a little my inspiration and workflow habits, and joined the long list of artists and illustrators using Pinterest. I cannot turn back for many reasons.  As many, I faced difficulties when collecting references online. Bookmarks alone simply did not work. When I discovered Pinterest I discovered I had much more pleasure during this painstaking task of collecting references. So here are my reasons: 01. It’s an inspiring search process To start with, Pinterest is to me a better alternative to Google image search and to stock images sellers. When searching for either medical illustration, anatomical reference, art, infographics or inspiration, Pinterest has a higher chance of showing results that are relevant to me. While Google search results are based on file names, page ranking and relevancies related to pages reputation, Pinterest shows me users “pinned” results. In other words, the results have already been filtered by users that expressed their liking for certain images. 02. A sketchbook online. Pinterest has become a clipping file I can reach anywhere, I can also use the description box for taking notes and add information. We, medical illustrators, are very visual, so making tutorials boards seems a great way to find back images online.  Another option which I haven’t checked but interested to do soon is to collect pictures and sketches and upload them on the same “sketchbook”. 03. Compiling mood- or reference boards I am often baffled to see how Pinterest makes illustration and infographic mood boarding easy. When sending a mood board to a client, they feel engaged to contribute adding more images to the mood collection. The mood board is always online as a subject reference, it can aid future projects or be shared, or to be turned secret for private reference. Last but not least, I can share all my boards and connect with fellow artists. I do like to share a few of these mood boards to give my contribution to the digital/medical artists. If you have any inputs or suggestions, I’d love to hear from you.

A Science Infographic on How IPF, Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, Affects Patients

September 20, 2017
IPF, or Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, is a serious, irreversible lung disease. The lung tissue of IPF patients becomes progressively scarred making it increasingly difficult to breathe. Among the most common risk factors we can find: certain medicines, Cigarette smocking, Viral or bacterial lung infections, genetoc predisposition, occupational and environmental contaminants, acid reflux disease (GERD). Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis is a very deceptive disease, over 50% of IPF patients are initially misdiagnosed, with 60% of IPF patients receiving delayed treatment, often after switching more than 2 doctors. About 50% of IPF patients survive between 2 and 5 years after a diagnosis. Among symptoms for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis we can find shortness of breath, A cough that does not go away, feeling very tired, clubbing of fingernails. How is life with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis? It is difficult to breathe for a patient with IPF than a normal person, to start with. A healthy adult has 15 breaths for each minute at rest, whereas an IPF adult patient breathes 25 for each minute, at rest.  In 6 minutes a healthy adult can walk 200m further than an adult with IPF, and  ultimately takes 70% more effort to people with IPF to do the same activity. For more information on IPF please see the following links: http://www.webmd.com/lung/what-is-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis#1 https://www.blf.org.uk/support-for-you/idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-ipf https://www.lung.ca/lung-health/lung-disease/idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis

A Science Infographic on How patients better recall medical information

October 18, 2016
I would like to share this excellent article on patient information recall I have come across, from Roy P C Kessels. The article points out at the difference of using videos with patients as opposed to static visuals or pictograms (or infographics) and provides some good reference for the ones involved in patient communication, still in doubt about which media should be chosen when assembling patient information. Interesting conclusions are drawn. Below an excerpt: “Memory for medical information is often poor and inaccurate, especially when the patient is old or anxious. [ ..] spoken information should be supported with written or visual material. Visual communication aids are especially effective in low-literacy patients, but video or multimedia techniques do not improve memory performance or adherence to therapy.” See the full article here https://goo.gl/uaWbZd
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