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Medical Illustration

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.


To see examples of the broad spectrum of work that we have produced, view our portfolio of medical illustration.  


1. Submit a request.

Fill out and submit our Illustration Request Form, where you can provide information about your desired illustration, contact information, and preferred payment method. Your information will be sent to Medical Visuals.

2. Meet with our medical illustrator.

After reviewing your request, we will call you to schedule a face-to-face meeting to discuss your project in more depth. The meeting will take between 30 and 60 minutes, depending on your project's complexity. We ask that you bring any related reference materials (such as journal text, reference images, digital files, and photographs),along with your publisher's image submission guidelines.

3. Receive an estimate.

The cost of your illustration depends on the type of illustration you need. See our pricing page for more information. Once we know all specifications for your project, we will send you a cost estimate. We won’t begin work until you approve this estimate. 

4. Start the project.

Once you approve the estimate, we will draft detailed sketches for you to review. We may meet together to review the sketches and determine what changes should be made. Once the sketches are approved, we will create and send the final art in your preferred file format. Our standard pricing covers up to two rounds of revisions. This entire process can take from one to three weeks, sometimes more, depending on the complexity.


At Medical Visuals, our goal is to provide you with excellent illustrations at a fair price. As of July 1, 2016, we will be using a per-piece pricing structure instead of an hourly rate. Learn more and see examples on our pricing page.

A Word about Copyright

Illustrations created by our staff medical illustrator are considered property of The Ohio State University; therefore, copyright for the illustrations is retained by the university. The client may use these illustrations as they wish, and permission can be granted for publishing, but publisher must add the notice: “© The Ohio State University.”