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Visuals are one of the most essential elements of effective scientific communication.

The art and science of visual storytelling involves strategically and technically delivering illustrations that get people to understand and support your work.

What Studio Kayama is all about:

Hi there! Ikumi Kayama here, the Medical and scientific illustrator and the founder of Studio Kayama. If you ever asked yourself:
  • Where do I get custom illustrations for my work?
  • How can I communicate better with my patients for a better outcome?
  • How can I help teach my students more effectively?
  • How do I make my work more interesting for meetings and for funding?
  • How can I train surgeons and residents faster?
  • How can I teach a complex concept more quickly and easily?
…You’re in the RIGHT place. ikumi_exhibit2013 medical illustration

(Ikumi Kayama at the opening reception of the Illustrators Club 16 exhibit)

 Here’s How Studio Kayama Helps You.

I’m here to bridge the gap between you, the expert, with the people you want to connect and teach. I believe smart researchers and physicians who want to help patients and to solve the problems of the world today MUST become excellent communicators and teachers. Using illustrations and graphics are some of the most effective ways to communicate your ideas quickly with greater impact. In order to create such graphics, you will need to invest time and energy in studying the craft. How can you find the time to do this while running your office/lab….while working long hours….while raising a family? Instead of pulling graphs straight from excel, digging through hundreds of research articles, and using generic stock art from the internet… …subscribe to Visual Communications for the Scientist Newsletter. See the power of illustration for yourself before committing for a custom illustration.  You’ll get up to date tips and tricks on design and layout tips and tutorials. I’ll also give you backstage access to see some of the illustration I’m currently working on. There’s absolutely no cost, you’ll get tons of value out of it, and you can unsubscribe at any time. I love science and art, but I also love doing my own research on communication and psychology and turning them into quick lessons that applies to everyone wanting to be a better communicator of science. In the newsletter you’ll find stories and insights about the amount of research, creativity and problem solving that goes into creating illustrations like the one you see below:

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About Ikumi Kayama, MA

Ikumi Kayama medical scientific illustrator

Studio Kayama was founded by Ikumi Kayama. Ikumi is an award-winning medical and scientific illustrator. She studied anatomy with the medical students, sketched in the OR, and worked with renowned surgeons and researchers at Johns Hopkins. Her work could be found in numerous surgical atlases, academic journals, science museums, patient education brochures, and children’s books. You’ll find that her approach to scientific communications is effective. Ikumi focuses on creating clear and accurate illustrations, but most importantly, strives to create artwork that you love and want. If you want to stay in touch with Ikumi and learn some of the tips and tricks she uses, enter your email below and click “sign me up!”

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