Medical illustration portfolio

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I'm Ciléin Kearns, a doctor and medical illustrator who draws from an unusual background in the video games industry and medical research. My art & animations have been featured on TV, and 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.


Publications & Research

Bronchoscopy illustration for Carl Reiner. The light in their bronchoscope helps Anaesthetists safely perform tracheostomies by identifying a safe point to incise.

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.


Surgical

My surgical illustration and animations are designed to visualise anatomy, pathology, techniques, and tools. 


Editorial art

My editorial work is used to present medicine to wider audiences, inspiring curiosity while visualising less tangible concepts in an appealing way.


Personal projects

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.

Posterior forearm anatomy

What medical art do you need?

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: