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    Visualmedics

    Medical Illustration, Information Design,
    Digital publishing for the Healthcare Industry

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    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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Welcome to our Medical illustration studio

Merging Art and Science

Visualmedics is a visual communication studio, which aims at serving a wide range of purposes of the Healthcare sector as well as different audiences. Our expertise include the following services: Illustrations, information design, digital publishing, advertising of pharmaceuticals, academic publications and visual identity.

Our Services

  • Specialties
  • Process
  • Custom Medical Illustration

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

  • Information design, Infographics

    Allow your scientific message and data to be received effectively through the use of infographics and an outstanding presentation. Scientific infographics ensure you will get you
    messages across, effectively explaining complex concepts in a simple fashion.

  • Digital Publishing

    Also referred to as electronic publishing or e-publishing. Today most reading materials are delivered in this way. That is why we would like to encourage you to find out more about how you can combine our illustrations and text in a great eBook 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 and gather sufficient reference material.

Producing the first sketches

After signing an agreement, we are at work and provide the client with rough digital sketches or a first discussion. From there onwards, the direction of the project is set

Corrections and revisions

We typically provide clients with 3 corrections rounds to tailor work as desired. Should this not be sufficient, we can agree on more corrections

Delivery of Finals

Delivery of finals is made in such way they can easily be handled by Editors, web agencies, or print office. We additionally can agree on production of shareable images for social media

Our Clients

Our clients come from the fields of science research, medical communication, Biotech & pharmaceutical, private health clinics. Our Our medical illustration studio serves as well advertising agencies, editorial & scientific publishers.

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Our Clients

We have co-operated with numerous international clients, have an insightful and passionate approach that delivers outstanding results. Our clients come from the fields of science research, medical communication, Biotech & pharmaceutical, private health clinics, advertising agencies, editorial & scientific publishing

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Fresh News

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: https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis 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

Learn more about history of medical illustration

June 2, 2016
Precise lines and rich, accurate details make medical illustration extremely useful in learning about the human body. When we turn on the computer to research a subject, we hardly stop to think how the graphic representation of the subject has evolved over time or the path it has taken to get there. Medical illustration has evolved along with medicine itself, but its progress has been impaired at times by religious and ethical concerns. For example, dissection of corpses was not permitted in medieval medical schools.  In Renaissance Italy, renowned artist Leonardo da Vinci also worked in the area of medicine, and by connecting with physicians and anatomists learned how to better represent the human body in his sculptures and paintings. Da Vinci made more than 1200 anatomic drawings that still serve as inspiration for medical illustrators to this day. Around this time, materials such as stone (for lithographs in different gradations) and metal feathers were discovered, which facilitated the execution and modernization of drawings. The press contribution to medical illustration With the advent of books and the press, there was a scientific revolution in anatomy. Corpses were dissected to study the human body structures, inspiring anatomists to write their own texts with illustrations based on their work. Press development in Brazil started in 1808, with metal and wood-engraved works. There are universities in Europe and the USA that offer scientific illustration courses, where it is possible to become specialized in medical illustration. Professionals in the field are highly valued and need to have excellent knowledge of anatomy and physiology, as well as constantly carrying out research to enhance their work. Exist 2 main associations supporting the illustrators in their careers, AMI for US professionals, AEIMS for European professionals.   Medical illustration has also benefit from technological advances. Images are becoming increasingly more realistic, which in turn means they are more accurate for diagnoses and procedures, benefitting both doctors and patients. We rely on extremely qualified medical illustration professionals who studied and graduated either in medical illustration or biomedical communication, and offer services that respond to the most meticulous of demands from physicians. Our service extends to areas such as Europe, US and Latin America. 
Case studies

Innovation and medical illustration?

February 15, 2015
We provided medical illustration for a leading company in innovation and best practice in the fields of surgery, radiotherapy and digital integrated O.R.s Can innovation and traditional medical illustration work together for a better communication? Surely yes. We have been asked to participate in an informative design project. Brainlab is a software company with applications ranging from patient positioning in radio surgery treatments. They also provide software-guided surgical navigation that facilitates the secure exchange of medical images. The assigned platform for our work to appear is BRAINLAB.ORG, a general health and information resource site for patients. It needed imagery able to aid in demystifying patients’ concerns about specific procedures, and needed to acquire a technical, yet friendly look. Approach: We worked straight forward anatomical image references using vectors, taking into consideration the “technical” and “friendly” factors. The medical illustrations have then been completed with captions and uploaded to the online presence, aiding so the read of technical information. Result: The result is a comprehensive overview of images that complete the online information presented to the lay audience, resulting in simplifying the medical message making it fit to the lay audience. check Brainlab here www.brainlab.org