Portfolio: Animation & Interactive Media
Thesis Project: Morphology of Memory
The hippocampus is a part of the brain known to be critical for learning and memory. It has a complex shape composed of many interconnected regions with distinct characteristics. This introductory animation accompanies a web-based, 3D interactive resource teaching the anatomy of the human hippocampus, designed to help graduate students, researchers, and clinicians better understand and visualize its 3D structure. Explore the working prototype below.
Full thesis title: Morphology of Memory: Creating a web-based 3D interactive resource to teach the anatomy of the human hippocampus. Created in partial fulfillment of the Master of Arts in Medical and Biological Illustration, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Award of Merit, Student Animation category, Association of Medical Illustrators (AMI) Annual Salon 2019.
How a Bruise Forms
Bruises happen frequently in everyday life, but people may be unaware of the process that occurs under the skin to form the bruise and change its colour during healing. This short 3D animation is designed to teach interesting, basic facts about bruises. The goal is to distill a complex topic into an animation that is concise, understandable, and non-threatening for a general audience. Created using Cinema 4D, Adobe After Effects, and Adobe Photoshop, during the Medical and Biological Illustration graduate program at Johns Hopkins University.
Award of Excellence, Student Animation category, Association of Medical Illustrators (AMI) Annual Salon 2018.
Preventing Pneumothorax During CT-Guided Lung Biopsy
Excerpt of a 2D animation created for PneumoNIX Medical, Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design, Johns Hopkins University. This excerpt explains the risk of pneumothorax, or collapsed lung, when a biopsy is performed to investigate a suspicious lesion in a patient’s lung. The full animation length is 1 minute 18 seconds and presents a solution to prevent pneumothorax from PneumoNIX Medical. Created using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and After Effects, during the Medical and Biological Illustration graduate program at Johns Hopkins University.
The Nephron of the Kidney
Prototype of an interactive web module teaching introductory physiology of the nephron of the kidney. This prototype focuses on explaining the structure of the glomerulus and the process of glomerular filtration, using interactive 2D illustrations and animations. Created using Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Animate during the Medical and Biological Illustration graduate program at Johns Hopkins University.