ABOUT
I'm a visual communicator specializing in medical and scientific illustration, concept art/storyboarding, and animation.

As a Certified Medical Illustrator (CMI), I enjoy the process of understanding complex scientific concepts and translating them into compelling, accurate visuals that educate and inspire diverse audiences. I believe the research and conceptualization stages are just as exciting as the end product, so I've included my thought process for each project in my portfolio.

Email me: joyce@joycehuiart.com | Connect with me on LinkedIn



Curriculum Vitae

WORK EXPERIENCE
2018-present | Head of Art and Design, AXS Biomedical Animation Studio, Toronto
2013-2018 | Art director, AXS Biomedical Animation Studio, Toronto
2009-present | Freelance medical illustrator, Toronto
2011-2013 | 3D medical animator, AXS Biomedical Animation Studio, Toronto
2010-2011 | Design editor, IMS Magazine, Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto
2007-2008 | Undergraduate research assistant, Lab of Dr. Bruce L. Tufts, Department of Biology, Queen’s University
QUALIFICATIONS
2014-present | Certified Medical Illustrator (CMI), The Board of Certification of Medical Illustrators
2009-2011 | Master of Science in Biomedical Communications (MScBMC), Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto
2004-2008 | Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Biology with Distinction (BScH), Department of Biology, Queen's University
EVENTS
2013 | Exhibitor, The Art of Systems Biology and Nanoscience, 333 Montezuma Arts, Santa Fe, NM
A symposium exploring the role of images and animations in communicating scientific ideas, which showcased works from select medical illustrators and animators (March 29 – 30)
2012 | Exhibitor, In the Service of Science, UTAC Art Lounge, Toronto
An exhibit featuring work from the Biomedical Communications graduate program (October 23 – December 1)
2012 | Speaker, Techniques Showcase: A more painterly Photoshop, 67th Annual Meeting of the Association of Medical Illustrators, Toronto
A live demonstration of Photoshop rendering techniques used in medical illustration. Resources from my presentation can be found here.
2012 | Exhibitor, Satellite Salon, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and MaRS Centre, Toronto
An exhibit showcasing award-winning work by members of the Association of Medical Illustrators (July 7 – August 7)
2012 | Exhibitor, Spark! The Heart of Art & Science, Ontario Science Centre, Toronto
An interactive exhibit exploring the inspiration and curiosity linking art and science, which included a video installation focusing on 3D molecular and cellular animations. Perpetual Pain was shown as part of the video installation (March 3 – August 12)
2011 | Speaker, Vesalian Scholars Session: Perpetual pain, 66th Annual Meeting of the Association of Medical Illustrators, Baltimore, MD
A presentation on the process of creating a 3D animated film on the role of nerve growth factor in rheumatoid arthritic pain
AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS
2015 | People's Choice Award, First Place Biomedical Communications 70th Anniversary Gala Salon, Toronto
Awarded to Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease.
2012 | Award of Merit (Student Animation category), 67th Annual Meeting of the Association of Medical Illustrators, Toronto
Awarded to Perpetual Pain: the role of nerve growth factor in rheumatoid arthritic pain.
2011 | Wendy Kates Memorial Award, Biomedical Communications, University of Toronto
Awarded to two graduates on the basis of academic achievement in the MScBMC Master's Research Project and/or Paper. View research page
2011 | Award of Merit (Student Instructional Color category), 66th Annual Meeting of the Association of Medical Illustrators, Baltimore, MD
Awarded to Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease
2011 | Eila Hopper Ross Award, Biomedical Communications, University of Toronto
Awarded to a BMC student who demonstrates excellence and professionalism as they pertain to: visual communication; team participation; leadership skills; and commitment to the profession
2011 | Vesalian Scholar, The Vesalius Trust, Association of Medical Illustrators
Awarded to the top applicants whose master's research projects show evidence of significant merit
2010-11 | Health Research Communications Award, Canadian Institute of Health Research
Awarded on the basis of excellence as a scholar, ability to communicate health science-based material, and commitment to pursuing a career in health research communications
2010-11 | Scholarship, Quebec Pain Research Network
Funding awarded for Master's Research Project
2010 | Award of Merit (Student Instructional Tonal category), 65th Annual Meeting of the Association of Medical Illustrators, Portland, OR
Awarded to Aortic valve replacement
2010 | Biomedical Communications Award of Excellence, University of Toronto
Awarded to Aortic valve replacement, for outstanding didactic qualities, scientific accuracy, and artistic excellence
2009-10 | Ontario Graduate Scholarship, Government of Ontario
Awarded on the basis of academic excellence
2008 | Medal in Biology, Department of Biology, Queen’s University
Awarded to the student graduating with the best academic record
2004-08 | Dean’s Honour list with Distinction, Queen’s University
Awarded to students whose academic performance in a given year places them in the top 3% of their program
SKILLS
  • Illustration / design
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Animation / interactive
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Autodesk Maya
  • Unity 2D/3D asset development
  • Traditional
  • Graphite
  • Pen & ink
  • Watercolour