What is medical illustration? How can one make a career out of combining art and science?

Ikumi Kayama is a professional medical & scientific illustrator with her own Studio.  Ikumi will talk to the students about her career. She will share her story about how she became a scientific illustrator and how she got interested in the field. 

Medical illustration and scientific illustration, even though they are very common to see in science books, doctors’ offices, and websites, many people are unaware that there are trained specialists who create these illustrations with subject matter experts. Ikumi will describe the illustration creation process, which is very similar to writing. Ideas are exchanged first, and many versions of drafts are reviewed until final art is ready for publication.