My name is Mark, and welcome to artsci!

Growing up, I heard many people say that art and science just don't mix; that they exist on two opposite sides of the learning spectrum. I have always loved a real challenge, and so I sought to find out how these two ends of the spectrum can find a happy middle.

I like telling stories with illustration. I love teaching with illustration. The work I do takes complex and sophisticated scientific ideas and translates them into beautiful and informative visuals that command attention, educate audiences, and leave a lasting impression. I create illustrations and animations for the medical, pharmaceutical, research, and scientific industries, and love doing it!

I have a hefty history working in science and research, having completed a Bachelors in Arts & Science and Biology in 2013, and a Masters in Geochemistry and Astrobiology in 2015. My research experience has made me aware of the value and importance of scientific communication, especially from a visual basis. I completed a Master of Science in Biomedical Communications in 2017, and since then I founded artsci to share my passion for scientific visual communication as a freelancing scientific illustrator. I believe that with visual design and communication, we can tell better stories, accelerate learning, and make science accessible to everyone!

So what are you waiting for? 

 

Get in touch, and let's make something great together!

Hey there!

Currently based in Toronto, Canada

Education

University of Toronto

2017

Master of Science

Biomedical Communications

McMaster University

2015

Master of Science

Geochemistry w/ Specialization in Astrobiology

McMaster University

2013

Bachelor of Arts & Science

with Combined Honours in Biology

Services and Skills

Traditional

Design

Illustration

Animation

Acrylic

Graphite

Pen and Ink

Carbon Dust

Graphic Design

Data Visualization

User Interface Design

2D/3D

2D

Professional Skills

Research

Visual Communication

Knowledge Translation

Software

Adobe

Photoshop

Adobe

Illustrator

Adobe

After Effects

Adobe

Character Animator

Adobe

InDesign

MAXON

Cinema4D

Affiliations & Membership

© 2018 by Mark Belan.