Medical Illustrator


Human Form, Human function by McConnell & Hull © 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Human Form, Human function by McConnell & Hull © 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Natalie Intven, MSc.BMC

I am a Medical and Scientific Illustrator and Media Designer based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

I completed a Masters of Science in Biomedical Communications at the University of Toronto (2008), with a focus on Medical Illustration and Interactive Media Design.

Since graduation, I have been working with Imagineering creating illustrations and digital learning solutions for educational publishing. See booklist and links below.



Publications (Imagineering team)

Amerman – Human Anatomy & Physiology

(Pearson 2014) 


Morris – Biology: How Life Works

(W. H. Freeman 2013) 

  • Art content and style development, illustrations throughout


Moore – Clinically Oriented Anatomy, 7th edition

(Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 2012)

  • Lead artist role
    • Art style development and colour palette design
    • Art direction and content review for each figure
    • Illustrated many figures within the book
  •  This textbook includes over 1100 medical illustrations, originally created by esteemed medical illustrators over many years, and now re-created by illustrators at Imagineering. The 7th edition features a completely revitalized art program with updated rendering styles, a unified colour palette, and enhanced anatomical accuracy. It was such an honour to work on this book!
  • Check out the listing at to see a preview of the introductory chapter. You can compare the 6th edition preview to get a visual sense of the changes implemented for the enhanced art program in the 7th edition.


Saladin – Anatomy & Physiology 6e 

(McGraw-Hill 2012)

  • Cover illustration (over photo)


McConnell – Human Form, Human Function: Essentials of Anatomy & Physiology 

(Wolters Kluwer / Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 2010)



Career Interview for University of Toronto

I was honoured to be interviewed by a great group of U of T students about my work as a Medical Illustrator at, Inc.​, and the path that led me here, including my education in the Master of Science in Biomedical Communications Program​.

Here is a clip about the future of medical and scientific educational media, and how my career in traditional textbook illustration is evolving into the creation of interactive digital learning tools:

Profiling Opportunity – Pathways to the Future​ (POP) is a video project led by a team of life science students creating original videos that spotlight career possibilities & opportunities for life science students. This is a initiative with the Cell Systems Biology Department and the Faculty of Arts and Science’s Step Forward Program at the University of Toronto.


Student Illustration Gallery (2006-2008)