Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is a medical illustrator?

A medical illustrator is a professional artist with advanced education in both the life sciences and visual communication. Collaborating with scientists, physicians, and other specialists, medical illustrators transform complex information into visual images that have the potential to communicate to broad audiences.

A medical illustrator is a visual problem solver. Background research, including reading scientific papers, meeting with scientific experts, perhaps observing surgery or a laboratory procedure, is often an integral part of the creative process.

The work of medical illustrators promotes education, research, patient care, public relations, and marketing efforts.

Why not just use a photo or video?

Photos and videos are useful materials, but they often cannot convey a specific message. For instance, cellular and molecular concepts are best communicated when illustrated and animated since you cannot take a good photograph of mitochondria. Illustrations of surgical procedures are far easier to understand than footage and photos because we can distinguish structures, create emphasis, and clarify the steps of a surgery.

What kind of work do you do?

We specialize in medical and scientific illustration and animation, with a focus on cancer therapy and treatment. 

  • Illustrations for use in:
    • PowerPoint presentations
    • Journals
    • Posters
    • Patient education materials
    • Surgical/Anatomy atlases
    • Books
    • Apps/Websites
  • Standard Animations for use in:
    • PowerPoint presentations
    • Online journals
    • Online patient education materials
    • E-books
    • Apps/Websites
  • Motion Graphics for use in:
    • PowerPoint presentations
    • Online patient education materials
    • E-books
    • Apps/Websites
  • App Design

What are motion graphics?

Similar to a gif, motion graphics are short animated clips which are usually 30 seconds or under.

How do I start a project?

Contact Jenna Bizovi by email at Jenna.Bizovi@RoswellPark.org as soon as you know what you need!  Jenna will set up a meeting with you and the ATLAS Studios team to discuss your needs.

How long does it take to complete an illustration?

We will need at least 1-2 weeks to complete an illustration project. We ask that you give us at least 2 weeks before any hard deadlines so we have sufficient time to make any revisions.

Throughout this process, we will provide you with drafts and you will be able to give us feedback to ensure your satisfaction with the final deliverable.

How long does it take to complete an animation?

We will need at least 1-2 months to complete a standard animation project. We ask that you give us at least 2 months before any hard deadlines so we have sufficient time to make any revisions.

Throughout this process, we will provide you with a storyboard you will be able to give us feedback to ensure your satisfaction with the final deliverable.

How long does it take to complete a motion graphic?

We will need at least 1-2 weeks to complete a motion graphic project. We ask that you give us at least 2 weeks before any hard deadlines so we have sufficient time to make any revisions.

Throughout this process, we will provide you with drafts and you will be able to give us feedback to ensure your satisfaction with the final deliverable.

How much do services cost?

Please email Jenna Bizovi at Jenna.Bizovi@RoswellPark.org for a pricing estimate.