Scientific Illustration

Altamuro with her website design

Mar 20, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Altamuro ’19 Wins Web Design Scholarship

By Caitlin Joyce '20 As recipient of Lounge Lizard’s $1,000 Web Design Scholarship, Scientific Illustration major Alexandra Altamuro ’19 will be offered a design critique with Ken Braun, founder and chief creative executor of Lounge Lizard, a digital marketing and website design company based in...

Nov 20, 2018 Jennifer Retter

Arcadia Ranked Fourth Among Illustration Programs in Pennsylvania

Arcadia’s Illustration program was ranked fourth among Pennsylvania schools in Animation Career Review’s “2019 Illustration School Rankings.” Ranked 36th nationally, Arcadia landed in the top 25th percentile. The rankings were based on academic reputation, admission selectivity, depth of...

Jul 23, 2018 Jennifer Retter

Lunavictoria ’18 Publishes Illustration to Help Migrant Families

Scientific Illustration alumna Julia Lunavictoria ‘18 contributed a sketch to Coloring Nature: Hatchlings!, a coloring book designed in collaboration with the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators. Lunavictoria, a gallery assistant at Bernarducci Gallery in New York City, illustrated the Wilson’s...

Jul 14, 2017 Jennifer Retter

Students, Alumni, Faculty Participate in Scientific Illustration Conference

Scientific Illustration students and alumni joined Professor of Visual and Performing Arts Scott Rawlins at the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators’ annual meeting at Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, N.C. The conference, held from June 25 to July 1, featured educational panels and...

Photo by Frances Fawcett.

Jul 25, 2016 Caitlin Burns

Rawlins Presents, Teaches on Techniques in Scientific Illustration

Scott Rawlins, professor of Scientific Illustration, presented research and taught a program at the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators (GNSI) at the University of California in Santa Cruz earlier this month. Rawlins’ presentation examined the use of mixed mediums—both traditional and digital...

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Feb 18, 2016 Christopher Sarachilli

A Mixed Palette of Science and Art

The artists in Murphy Hall dried the fish with paper towels, prepping the gray bodies for a bath in ink. Instructor Stephen DiCerbo, an expert in gyotaku, a Japanese printing technique, cautioned the class to handle the fish gently, to prevent the bodies from leaking onto the foam...

Jul 16, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

Mixed Palette: Professionals Blend at National Scientific Illustrators Conference

Story by Madison Caudullo '16 and Jasmine Henderson '15  The artists in Murphy Hall dried the fish with paper towels, prepping the gray bodies for a bath in ink. Instructor Stephen DiCerbo, an expert in gyotaku, a Japanese printing technique, cautioned the class to handle the fish gently,...

Jul 14, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

Nearly 100 Drawn to Scientific Illustration Conference

Nearly 100 attendees, from students to industry professionals, were drawn to the 2015 Guild of Natural Science Illustrators (GNSI) Conference at Arcadia University, July 5-11. Conference events included a techniques showcase, workshops, networking opportunities, open sketching, and field trips to...

Scott Rawlins, professor of art and design, will discuss his trip to Eleuthera in the Bahamas as part of the GNSI conference.

Jun 19, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

National Conference Draws Scientific Illustrators to Arcadia, July 5-12

Nearly one hundred scientific illustrators from around the world will gather at Arcadia University for the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators (GNSI) Conference and Annual Meeting in July. Sponsored by Arcadia, DB Shaw Studios, and the Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrators, the core...

Elizabeth DePace ’16, Mackellar Violich (a research assistant with CEI) and Julia Lerner ’14 examine isopods.

Jun 16, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

Isopod Research Project Takes Scott Rawlins, Students to Bahamas

Story by Jasmine Henderson ’15 Surrounded by crystal blue water and warm beaches, Scott Rawlins, professor of art and design, and scientific illustration majors Elizabeth DePace ’16 and Julia Lerner ’14 joined researchers at the Cape Eleuthera Institute (CEI) in the Bahamas last December to...

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Jul 24, 2013 Purnell Cropper

BioCommunications Association: Jarret Awarded the Citation of Merit for Illustration

The BioCommunications Association holds an annual contest, BioImages, in search of the best still, graphic, and motion media in the scientific or medicinal fields. This year, Sara Jarret, a graduate of Arcadia University, was awarded the Citation of Merit—an honor given to entries that meet high...