Conference Season

July has been conference season! I went to both the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators (GNSI) meeting in Santa Cruz, CA, and the Association of Medical Illustrators (AMI) meeting in Atlanta, GA. Both were fun, and I had an extra awesome time volunteering as a Social Media Maven at GNSI. I got to see my first real live banana slug too! I think they have a lot of character, but being giant and yellow probably helps.

What a handsome invertebrate!

What a handsome invertebrate!

I also earned my Master's in Biomedical Visualization a couple of weeks ago with the completion of my graduate research and final presentation, "Creating an Educational Illustrated Storybook for Children Ages Four to Six Newly Diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus." The presentation was successful, and I'm really excited about how my first children's book turned out. 

My first children's book,  My Sleeping Pancreas: All About Type 1 Diabetes

My first children's book, My Sleeping Pancreas: All About Type 1 Diabetes

Upcoming exhibit: Atlanta Science Tavern at Kavarna

I'm very excited to be a part of the upcoming "Science Illustrators and the Art of Observation" exhibit, held by the Atlanta Science Tavern. The exhibit will run at Kavarna coffeehouse and tavern in Decatur, GA from March 1 - March 27. The opening reception will be held March 6th from 4-8 PM, and it should be a great time!

I'll be selling both originals and prints of my frog watercolors and sketches, and 50% of proceeds will benefit the Amphibian Conservation Program at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. If you're in the area, come on out and support some frogs!

Atlanta Science Tavern event page

Facebook event page

Faces of BVIS

I recently did an interview for "Faces of BVIS", a feature that spotlights second-year students in the Biomedical Visualization program at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Check it out! I talk about my experience as a graduate student, my favorite place in Chicago, and my undying love of frogs.

Original post on BVIS Blog: Faces of BVIS: Kelsey Jordan