Symbiosis Scoreboard Finished

Remember that Symbiosis Scoreboard I was completing for my independent study? It has been completed! I took the concept of biological symbiosis, the close relationship between two different species, and created a poster to explain the concept to middle school students. There are three types of symbiosis – mutualism, commensalism, and parasitism. Mutualism is when... Continue Reading →

Graduate Research is FINISHED!!

I finished my graduate school research a few months ago and so I have officially graduated with my Masters of Science in Biomedical Visualization. My research project was to create an interactive for children with spina bifida to learn about their birth defect. The interactive was composed of 5 chapters: Spina Bifida, Side Effects, Nutrition,... Continue Reading →

Cougar Pride

I received my Bachelor of Science degree from Saint Xavier University in Chicago. One of my former professors contacted me to help out the biology department for the SXU homecoming project. Saint Xavier's mascot is the Cougar and this year every department in the university received a four foot long and three feet high cougar... Continue Reading →

Bones of Beauty

I finally returned the bone box that I used to study Gross Anatomy. But before I gave it back I took some reference photos for future illustrations/animations. The bones in the box have been used for decades at the graduate program so they are a little beat up, which allows you to see the marrow. I... Continue Reading →

Sketches from Vacation

This summer I was fortunate enough to go on vacation to Croatia. I got some sketching in, but there was not a lot of time to just sit for hours enjoying the scenery.  To solve this I took photos of different landscapes I fell in love with and plan on sketching them out later. Until... Continue Reading →

Summer is in the Air

With the days getting nicer here in Chicago it makes concentrating on school work that much harder. But graduation is almost here. I just have a pile of assignments left to complete then it is finally summertime and out into the real world for me. I cannot wait! Just looking through some photos of mine... Continue Reading →

Mitosis WIP

One animation I am creating this semester explains mitosis (the duplicating of cells and their chromosomes). When I first started this animation I had no clear direction where to take the textures of the objects. This resulted in boring standard materials that I was NOT happy with. My professor during critique also pointed out that... Continue Reading →

Particle system test

Adobe After Effects is my new favorite computer program!!! Its amazing what you can create and the wide range of tools this program harbors. This is only my second semester dabbling in the program, but when I have more time after graduation I am going to sit down and really explore this program's capabilities. For... Continue Reading →

Symbiosis Scoreboard

I am taking an independent study this semester with one of my professors to practice digital painting using Adobe Photoshop.  In biology class I have always liked learning about symbiosis, which is the close relationship between two different species. There are three types of symbiosis; mutualism (both species benefit), commensalism (one species benefits and the... Continue Reading →

Test Render

I am so close to being done with this semester! I have my test render for animation class up on vimeo. There are a few adjustments here and there I still have to make. I have another set of renders going right this instant so the final animation should be up by Monday. I am... Continue Reading →

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