Meet the Artist
Visualizing Science was founded in 2005 by Fiona Martin—Creative Director, Science Illustrator, and Designer. Specialties include infographics, vector illustration, data visualization, and layout design. Occasional commissions are rendered in pen-and-ink, watercolor, and acrylic.
Fiona holds a B.S. in Marine Biology (summa cum laude) and a Graduate Certificate in Science Illustration from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Upon graduation she completed internships with the Channel Islands National Park in California, and Electronic Publishing Company in New York City. She has 16+ years of experience illustrating and designing for a wide range of clients, including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the National Park Service (NPS), Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), Princeton University Press, and Whole Foods Market. Her illustrations and layouts have been featured in numerous scientific publications including News and Features on Climate.gov and First in Fly by Dr. Stephanie Mohr, which was selected as one of Smithsonian's Ten Best Science Books of 2018. For 14+ years she's served as Illustration Editor at the nonprofit Annual Reviews (6 years at the Senior level), and has edited approximately 9,000 figures and captions across 26 scientific journals, e.g., Public Health (Annual Reviews' first open access journal), Political Science, Immunology, Cancer Biology, Cell and Developmental Biology, Nutrition, Sociology, Marine Science, and Materials Research, and more. In her spare time she volunteers as Lead Layout Editor for the GNSI's Journal of Natural Science Illustration.