I'm Ciléin Kearns, a doctor and medical illustrator who draws from an odd background in healthcare, medical research, and the video games industry. My art & animations have been published in journals, books, apps, games, and presented around the globe. My experience includes Art Direction of animation, games, research recruitment and dissemination.
To discuss a project or commission art; get in touch here.
Below is a selection of published work where you can see my art in situ. For a full list of publications check out this page.
My surgical illustration and animations are designed to visualise anatomy, pathology, techniques, and tools.
My editorial work is used to present medicine to wider audiences, inspiring curiosity while visualising less tangible concepts in an appealing way.
In medical school, instead of writing notes I spent my time building mental images of lecture and book content. My illustration skills now allow me to share this understanding. I continue to study macroscopic pathology, radiology, and surgery to inform my work.
If you'd like to hire me to illustrate for you, then get in touch here.
Some of the wonderful clients I've worked with: