Medical Illustration


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 based in Guelph, 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.

I worked with for 11 years, creating illustrations, animations, and digital learning solutions for educational publishing. See the list of publications and links below.


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.

Educational Publishing Work (Imagineering team)

As part of a collaborative team of artists at, I played a major role in creating content for illustration programs in the following publications:

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


Student Illustration Gallery (2006-2008)