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First Place– The PROSE Awards: Textbook/Clinical Medicine Category

Prose Awards

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Thieme Publishers
Neurosurgery Tricks of the Trade: Cranial
By Remi Nader, Cristian Gragnaniello, Scott C. Berta, Abdulrahman J. Sabbagh and Michael L. Levy
Illustrated by Tony Pazos and Ikumi Kayama

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Image of the Month: World Neurosurgery

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Outcomes and Experience with Lumbopleural Shunts in
the Management of Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension

Benjamin D. Elder, Eric W. Sankey, C. Rory Goodwin,
Ignacio Jusué-Torres, Mohamed H. Khattab, Daniele Rigamonti
Department of Neurosurgery, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
Figure 1 prepared by Ikumi Kayama

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The Art of Science and the Science of Art


You’re an expert. Show your expertise.

Studio Kayama helps scientists and doctors how to be heard and understood and how to express the value of what they do through accurate and useful illustrations.

Do you ever struggle to explain your area of expertise to others?  Your area is so specialized that it’s several degrees removed from “everyday, normal life”.  Maybe the people you are trying to reach do not have the same amount of knowledge and experience as you. Are you tired of blank stares or being brushed off as “too hard”?

What if your work is cutting edge and no one has ever seen or thought of before? Are you too close to the work that it’s hard to explain your ideas in a way that others understand?

Are you a visual learner?

What is the easiest way to getting more citations from even a 7-minute presentation? Use a high quality, custom image. Follow few simple tricks to WOW your audience. If you can show your achievements in a visual way, all the visual learners in the audience will understand right away and remember you and your work.

Maximize readership with an eye-catching graphical abstract. Showing a graphic, not a graph, in your next graphical abstract will attract more readers to your article. Show your readers that your article is relevant to their research interests or encourage interdisciplinary scholarship.

More professional recognition. More presentations. More funding.

Using a custom illustration will bring attention and recognition to your work. Showing that you care about your work will resonate with your audience. Instead of showing a presentation put together last-minute, having a well-thought out and easy-to-follow presentations will set your work apart from all the rest.

We are specialists in medical & scientific illustration

If you have experienced any situations listed below, you already have great potential to attract more attention by effectively using visuals in your work.

  • If you ever said, “This is supposed to look like…” or “You can’t see it here but…”
  • If you are tired of looking at the same outdated or incorrect illustration (like the DNA going the wrong way! argh!)
  • If you ever looked up some stock images and didn’t find any that fit your area of expertise

Because so many researchers and educators struggle with effective visual communication, I’m giving you some of my best strategies to dramatically improve your scientific communication skills through use of visuals and effective design. It can be simple as redesigning your PowerPoint. Check out the free tips by downloading your copy today.

What can we illustrate for you?

If you need help with custom visuals that tell the exact ideas and concepts that you want to share, contact us today and start making a difference.

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What our clients are saying:

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-Wendy Merron, BCH, CI
Coach, Author, Speaker

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