Ellen Davis, MSMI
Owner & Creative Director
Ellen Davis creates precise medical illustration to clarify complex scientific topics.
As a board-certified medical illustrator, she focuses on accuracy, clarity, and creativity. After receiving a BFA in Scientific Illustration from the University of Georgia, Ellen earned a Master of Science in Medical Illustration degree from Georgia Regents University (formerly The Medical College of Georgia). She then returned to Athens to complete the University of Georgia's Post-Master's Certificate Program in Veterinary Illustration. This one-of-a-kind program allowed Ellen to specialize in veterinary topics for 16 months.
Ellen's training incorporates extensive study of the arts and sciences. Her scientific coursework included Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy, Human Anatomy and Physiology with cadaver dissection, Neuroanatomy, Histology, and Pathology. She enjoys observational drawing, painting, illustrating, and animating.
Ellen’s professional experience reflects the multidisciplinary nature of her field of study. She taught fine art classes and summer camps for children and adults throughout her undergraduate years. Ellen gained valuable intern experience at the American Museum of Natural History, where she illustrated and photographed paleontological specimens. After graduate school, she worked at UGA's Veterinary School developing illustrations, animations, and interactives for professors and researchers. From there, she gained valuable experience specializing in medical malpractice exhibits for the defense.
Ellen is a member of the Association of Medical Illustrators and the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, and served a three-year appointed term as recent graduate member to the Accreditation Review Committee for the Medical Illustrator. Additionally, she held various leadership and community service roles at the graduate and undergraduate levels and was awarded for her research and writing skills by the University of Georgia English Department.
She is passionate about producing excellent, research-based medical visuals for the healthcare industry. When not drawing anatomy, Ellen can be found illustrating children's books, creating custom pet portraits, and spending time with her Labrador.
Résumé available upon request.
Ellen has worked with:
The American Museum of Natural History
Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health
Children's Hospital of Georgia
Quality Medical Publishing
Scientific Software Solutions
University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
As well as individual researchers, scientists, physicians, medical malpractice attorneys, and personal injury attorneys.