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 Illustrators
2009, 2010 Awards of Merit, continuous tone category, Association of Medical Illustrators
Award of Merit, animation category, Association of Medical Illustrators
Guild of Natural Illustrators Annual Juried Exhibition
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

Recent Clients

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