About Vivid Biology


Who we are

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


What we do

We work with Biotech, Communications, 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.

The case for great visuals

Why you might need us

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.

Communicating 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.

Who we've worked with

We are proud to work with companies, institutes and researchers to make science stand out.


  • Canopy Biosciences
  • Oxford University Press
  • eLife
  • Oxford Pharmagenesis
  • Mendeley
  • Healx
  • Wordbird
  • Hindawi
  • Learning Science
  • Equinox Graphics


  • 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
  • Occidental College
  • Vanderbilt University

Researchers from

  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Bristol
  • University of Oxford
  • Karolinska Institute
  • University of Aalto
  • MIT
  • Wellcome Sanger Institute
  • Kings College London

Sectors that we work with


We help you engage with investors and new customers.

Public Engagement

We create artwork that starts conversations.


Our artwork is available for use in media. We can also create feature illustrations for longer articles.


We synthesise the information in complex papers using technical diagrams.

Medical Communications

We redraw technical diagrams and data visuals to brand and publication standards.


We create artwork to engage readers and technical diagrams that support text.


Claudia Stocker


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.

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)

Contact us by email

You can email us at mail@vividbiology.com

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