Lines of fascia – Anterior view
© Natalie Intven 2020

Natalie Intven, MSc.BMC

I am a medical and scientific illustrator based in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. I completed a Masters of Science in Biomedical Communications at the University of Toronto (2008), with a focus on medical illustration and interactive media design. I create accurate and effective visual content for scientific education and research.

BioRender Icons

Article for Spark Life Science Visuals

How Vaccines Work – Exploring the vaccine response at a cellular level

For this article, I wanted to make the images approachable and fun.

I created a set of characters and utilized a villain vs. superhero metaphor.

Check out the full article on ScienceYa! to learn more about how vaccines work.

Illustration for Educational Publishing

As part of a collaborative team at for eleven years, I created illustrations, animations, and digital learning solutions for educational publishing platforms. I played a major role in creating content for illustration programs in the following publications:

Moore – Clinically Oriented Anatomy, 7th edition – Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 2012

  • Lead artist role: Initial art style development and colour palette design. Revitalized art program with updated rendering styles, a unified colour palette, and enhanced anatomical accuracy.
  • Art direction and content review for each figure, and illustrated many figures within the book
  • Over 1100 medical illustrations, originally created by esteemed medical illustrators over many years, re-created by illustrators at Imagineering.

Saladin –Anatomy & Physiology 6e – McGraw-Hill 2012

  • Cover illustration (over photo)

Morton & Crawley – Discovering Anatomy: A Guided Examination of the Cadaver – Morton Publishing 2018

McConnell – Human Form, Human Function: Essentials of Anatomy & Physiology– Wolters Kluwer / Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 2010

Morris – Biology: How Life Works, 1st2nd, and 3rd editions – Macmillan Learning 2013, 2016, 2019

  • Art style development
  • Content development
  • Illustrations throughout

Amerman – Human Anatomy & Physiology – Pearson 2014

Freelance Projects

Lines of Fascia for Evolve Active Therapy

Acute and Chronic Effects of Tissue Injury due to Chemotherapy Error

Intra-Tendinous Arterial Supply of the Gluteus Medius and Minimus Muscles – Thesis by Mitchell Kingston

Student Portfolio (2006-2008)