Fourth Floor, Prior Hall
The Ohio State University
Health Sciences Library
376 W 10th Ave
Columbus, OH 43210
Monday through Friday
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Eastern
Medical Visuals is your campus resource for high-quality, custom medical illustration at a fair price.
Medical illustration is a highly specialized field that requires extensive training in both art and science. This dual training allows the illustrator to effectively collaborate on projects with complex medical content. Illustrators excel at distilling information, paring it down to the essentials for communicating visually to the target audience.
1. Fill out and submit an Illustration/Graphic Design Request Form detailing the illustration being requested, contact information, and preferred payment method.
2. An illustrator will arrange a meeting to discuss the project in-depth. The meeting will take between 30 and 60 minutes, depending on the project's complexity. Bring all related reference materials (such as journal text, reference images, digital files, and photographs), along with the publisher's image submission guidelines.
3. The cost of the illustration depends on the type of illustration needed. See the pricing page for more information. A cost estimate will be sent once all specifications for the project are gathered. Work won't begin until the estimate is approved.
4. Once the estimate is approved, detailed sketches will be developed for review and changes made as requested. Standard pricing covers up to two rounds of revisions. Once the sketches are approved the final art will be created and delivered in a preferred file format. The entire process can take from two to four weeks, sometimes more, depending on the complexity.
At Medical Visuals, we provide professional high quality custom illustrations. Learn more and see examples on the pricing page.
All illustrations created by our staff are considered property of The Ohio State University, which retains the copyright. Clients may use these illustrations as they wish and permission can be granted for publishing, but the publisher must add the notice: “© The Ohio State University.”