Artist Bio

Skill + Knowledge + Passion for Science

The success of your project requires an illustrator who is committed to your research, your work, and your ideas. Inna-Marie’s visual expertise is built on years of experience, professional training, and a deep enthusiasm for science. Her career mission is to advocate for health and science literacy and to promote the advancement of scientific research.


Inna-Marie Strazhnik is a medical and scientific illustrator based in Los Angeles, California. She holds a Master of Arts from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in medical and biological illustration and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in scientific illustration and film production.  Inna-Marie's background includes experience in the following: medical and scientific illustration for scientific publication, patient and public education, litigation visuals, 2D animation,  graphic design, interactive programming, web design, and UI/UX development.

Professional Memberships & Awards

Professional memberships: Association of Medical Illustrators Guild of Natural Science Illustrators Awards include: Vesalius Trust Research grant, Association of Medical Illustratorsaward-ribbon-graphic Awards of Merit, continuous tone category, Association of Medical Illustrators Award of Merit, animation category, Association of Medical Illustrators Didusch Scholarship, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Beaumont Scholarship, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Fred J. Forster Fellowship


2009-Present : Principal Illustrator, Inna-Marie Strazhnik Illustration, Los Angeles, Ca. Illustration project development for health services and scientific research
2011-2014 : Museum Illustrator - Entomology, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Illustration, microphotography, website creation/design, and public outreach related to Diptera research
2010-2011 : Graphic Designer, Pixologic, Inc., Los Angeles, Ca. Print and web/UI design, image branding, social media and promotions for ZBrush, 3D software
2009-2010 : Illustrator/Animator, MediVisuals, Inc., Richmond, Va. Illustration, animation, and interactive presentation design for medical-legal evidence


2007-2009 : MA, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Md. Medical and Biological Illustration
1998-2003 : BFA, The School of the art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Il. Scientific Illustration & Film Production

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