Vivid Biology creates figures and artwork for biomedical science.

  • Nanostrings

  • HCP

  • Sarcomere figure

  • CRISPR

  • Gurdon cell types

  • Alphabeta Meeting Rooms

  • Pharmaceutical medicine in the 2020s

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List of portfolio galleries

Who we work with

Clients

Companies

Canopy Biosciences

Oxford University Press

eLife

Oxford Pharmagenesis

Mendeley

Healx

Wordbird

Hindawi

Learning Science

Equinox Graphics

Institutes

The Gurdon Institute

The Cambridge Stem Cell Institute

The Francis Crick Institute

The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine

The Nuffield Council on Bioethics

Bristol BioDesign Institute

Bristol Population Health Science Institute

Researchers from

University of Cambridge

University of Bristol

University of Oxford

Karolinska Institute

University of Aalto

MIT

Wellcome Sanger Institute

Kings College London

ABOUT VIVID BIOLOGY

SCIENCE - ART - COMMUNICATION

WHO WE ARE

Vivid Biology is a UK design studio that specialises in creating illustration and graphic design for biomedical research.

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WHAT WE DO

We work with Biotech, Communcations, Publishing, Universities and Researchers to create engaging science visuals and sophisticated technical diagrams.

WHY WE DO IT

We like a challenge. We believe it’s possible to make great visuals whilst still getting the science right.

WHY YOU MIGHT NEED US

THE CASE FOR GREAT VISUALS

COMMUNICATING WITH OTHER SCIENTISTS

Science is often difficult to communicate with words alone. Unfamiliar jargon can alienate people outside your field, but paraphrasing everything via everyday examples can be confusing and imprecise. A diagram gives you a discussion point to find common ground.

COMMUNICATING WITH NON-SCIENTISTS

Not everyone has an hour to sit down and debate the finer details of a technical process. Time-pressed grant funders and investors appreciate quick summaries and figures that help them understand the important bits quickly.

CONNECTING WITH NEW AUDIENCES

Everyone can appreciate the aesthetics of a good visual. Whereas unfamiliar words or sludgy prose can be alienating, pictures draw people in and provide a good starting point to ask questions, explain processes and tell stories.

PEOPLE

Claudia Stocker

Director

Claudia has been working in Science Illustration since she graduated in 2012. She set up Vivid Biology in 2015 when moving to Bristol from London.

Training

University of the West of England (2018-)
MSc Science Communication

Entrepreneurial Spark Bristol (2016)
Startup accelerator programme

Royal Drawing School (2014-2015)
Drawing intensive (6 month scholarship)

University of Cambridge (2008-2012)
MSci Natural Sciences (Systems Biology)
BA Natural Sciences (Neuroscience)

Careers & Opportunities

PhD Industry placements

We have hosted three PhD students on their three month industrial placements. Their backgrounds varied between Neuroscience, Physics and Synthetic Biology. We co-create placements with students to find something that is interesting to them and useful to us. Previous students have curated SciArt exhibitions, created award-winning animations, and build graphics toolkits to help researchers make better figures.

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Student internships

We have hosted four undergraduate summer interns since 2016. Internships have ranged from 2 to 8 weeks in duration and students were all studying biological sciences. Students were trained in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and WordPress. Internships involved launching Kickstarter campaigns, creating infographics, writing captions for images and creating education resources. Design training for science students was made possible thanks to internship grants from the University of the West of England and the University of Bristol.

We are interested in hearing from graphic design and biology students. Internships are paid. We advise students to investigate whether their institution awards internship grants for SMEs.

Upcoming Vacancies

We’re looking at taking on part-time junior staff for one or two days a week in the near future. If you’re a keen science communicator based in London with other time commitments such as studying or caring responsibilities then feel free to get in touch.

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