Perfect Posters in 15 Steps

Most conferences include a poster session where researchers present overviews of their current research on large wall-mounted displays. Poster sessions can be a fantastic opportunity to connect with other researchers in a chatty environment, and a well-crafted poster is a great conversation starter. The chances are, a good proportion of the other people at your […]


Clickbait is all over the internet today, and increasingly it’s influencing science too. It’s annoying but is there something to it that’s allowed it to become so prevalent?  A study by Gwilym Lockwood published in The Winnower analysed titles of psychology articles and how they were written in relation to how many shares they’d had. […]

Cytotoxic T cells

  Cytotoxic T cells kill cancerous and virally infected cells by injecting them with enzymes that break down the cell from the inside-out. Obviously it’s quite important that they don’t do that to healthy cells. The damage caused to the liver by hepatitis B virus is almost entirely down to these T cells trying to […]

How to draw a plant cell

Plant cells are fascinating because unlike animal cells they must hold a more rigid structure. Plant cells have features which animal cells lack that give them special properties such as the ability to do photosynthesis. Here we’re going to go through how to draw a plant cell with all the components you need for it […]

How To Draw an Animal Cell

Any budding Biologist has to understand cells, and there’s no better way to understand cells and what makes them tick, than to draw them! Here are some tips to help you draw a cell that is accurate and complete. Animal cells (or Eukaryotic cells) and their components are the basic building blocks of life for all […]

Concept Art

Pencil sketches to help visualise and refine concepts prior to 3D rendering.

Book Covers

We can create original artwork for book covers that helps you stand out from the crowd.


We can help you pin down the key shots in your animation before you start on motion graphics.

Ten tips for great Journal Cover Artwork

You’ve done all the hard work. You’ve written up the manuscript. You’re on the cusp of clicking ‘submit’ on the online form, when disaster strikes. You forgot about the cover artwork. Didn’t you ask that new PhD student to do it? You can’t remember. Before you drop hundreds of pounds on a shiny camera and […]

Science and Social Media, a Tricky Relationship

Science and Social Media, a Tricky Relationship: Antibiotic Resistance and Fate How much of the science you see on your wall do you really trust? A recent article, called “How social media can distort and misinform when communicating science” from ‘The Conversation’, focussed on the relationship between the public’s perception of complex and important topics […]

Chemical Structure from the inside out

Chemistry is one of those words that make a lot of people shudder, presenting it on a poster in a cool and interesting way can be a tricky task. Here are some tips to give your organic molecules a little bit of pop!


Large format original artwork or prints featuring your institute’s research.

Concept Explanation

Clear and simple illustrations to explain technologies to non-scientists.

Cover Artwork

Stylish interpretations of your research to go on journal covers.

Nuclear filaments and optogenetics

Microtubules are structural scaffolding within cells. They’re a bit like the poles in a tent, but they’re constantly growing and shrinking depending on what the cell needs. They’re made up of individual proteins that assemble into tubes by stacking onto each other like a spiral staircase. Similar structures are created from a protein from actin. […]

Saccharomyces cerevisiae

S cerevisiae is the same type of yeast used to make beer and bread. It’s also used by scientists to research DNA damage and repair. Despite being only one cell big, we still share about 31% of our genes with them. Yeast cells can double every 2 hours, so they have to be diluted and […]

Price Fluctuations and the use of Bitcoin

Price fluctuations and the use of bitcoin: an empirical inquiry Client: Mendeley This illustration was created for a researcher on behalf of Mendeley. It explored the two strands of the paper. Firstly how the price of bitcoin fluctuated compared to more established currencies. It found that changes in the currency price was primarily driven by the number […]

Mendeley: Women in STEM

Women in STEM This illustration was created for the Mendeley open day 2014 to advertise the work the company does promoting women in STEM fields.

eLife: Attrition in Drug discovery

Point of view: Why clinical translation cannot succeed without failure

eLife: Overflow in Science

Point of view: Overflow in science and its implications for trust Client: eLife This feature explored the concept and implications of Overflow in biomedical sciences. Overflow is the term given to the idea that data is being produced at such a rate in academia that it is impossible for the field to keep up with […]

Hydrogen room

Hydrogen room Client: Mendeley Part of the Alphabeta development for Mendeley. The design was created to show the difficultly in finding relevant research papers online. The different sized glass balls represent different papers, with size related to popularity. It is usually easy to find the most popular papers however less popular ones tend to slip […]

Oxygen room

Oxygen room Client:Mendeley Part of the Alphabeta development for Mendeley. The illustration was designed to show how Mendeley’s software extracts individual data pieces from PDF files to search papers more thoroughly. Artwork installation 280cm x 340cm  

Nitrogen room

Nitrogen Room Client: Mendeley Part of the Alphabeta development for Mendley. This illustration was designed to show the end users of Mendeley’s products and the difficulties they currently have trying to find relevant research papers. Artwork installation 290cm x 340cm.    

Emerging Viral Infections

Emerging Viral infections Created for Creative Reactions, Pint of Science Based on the research of Dr Lydia Drumright. This piece features the viral structures of the five most frequently studied emerging viral infections investigated by Drumright. These are Norovirus, HIV, Influenza, Hepatitis C and Hepatitis E. The different colour combinations of the viruses show the genetic […]

Gastric epithelium

Gastric epithelium This illustration was created from a microscope slide of gastric epithelium. The illustration shows the various layers of the epithelium, from the folds of the mucosa down to the smooth muscle that lines the organ.

Lung Tissue

Lung histology This illustration was created from a microscope slide of alveolar tissue from the lungs. The majority of the illustration is empty due to the volume of empty space found in the lungs for gas exchange. There are also blood vessels with red blood cells (white) to transport gases. The alveolar wall is only one […]

Steatosis (fatty liver)

Steatosis (fatty liver) This illustration was created from a microscope slide of a liver that had accumulated large fat globules within its cells as a result of prolonged exposure to toxins such as alcohol.

Charlie Boone

The genetic landscape of a cell The Boone lab map genetic interaction networks within cells. The take the model organism S. cerevisea (budding yeast) and investigate synthetic lethal interactions between genes. Synthetic lethality looks at combinations of gene knockouts where the organism can survive if just one gene is knocked out, but both in combination are […]