THE DRAWING SCIENTIST, scientific illustrator and communicator

knowledge through images

Scientific illustration and communication
by a scientist
tailor-made
accessible to all audiences

Are you a company, healthcare professional, research laboratory or cultural organisation working in the fields of biology, medicine or pharmacology?
As both a scientist and an illustrator, I’m the facilitator who can turn your concepts into images.

my services

I’m here to help you create the most appropriate visuals for your digital or print media, to define your brand strategy, or to help you create your teaching and communication materials.

illustrations, infographics, diagrams, covers, personal avatars, data visualisation, teaching aids

creation of logos, visual identity, showcase websites, CV websites, business cards, flyers, marketing and communication materials

educational projects, practical workshops based on nature, biology and observation; learning games

…diagrams, covers, personal avatars, data visualisation, teaching aids

…showcase websites, CV websites, business cards, flyers, marketing and communication materials

 …based on nature, biology and observation; learning games

The Drawing Scientist, where science and art come into contact

L'illustratrice scientifique Veronica La Padula, neurobiologiste et illustratrice fondatrice de l'entreprise de communication et illustration scientifiques The Drawing Scientist

My name is Veronica La Padula and I’m the artist and scientist behind The Drawing Scientist.
With over 10 years’ experience in biomedical research, a PhD in neuroscience and a specialist in cell biology and microscopy, I’ve always been interested in the visual aspect of science. I created images for my scientific papers, posters and lectures, with the aim of making the information I wanted to convey accessible to all those who were unfamiliar with the subject I was dealing with.
With the aim of becoming more professional in scientific illustration and mastering graphic design software, I obtained a diploma in Computer Graphics and Web Design.
As both a scientist and a graphic designer, I’m on the borderline between the worlds of art and science.
I’ll enhance your projects by creating original, informative, interesting and polished scientific illustrations or by designing bespoke websites to raise awareness of your scientific research work.

 

Want to find out more about my career path?
You can reach me on LinkedIn

The Drawing Scientist, where science and art come into contact

My name is Veronica La Padula and I’m the artist and scientist behind The Drawing Scientist.
With over 10 years’ experience in biomedical research, a PhD in neuroscience and a specialist in cell biology and microscopy, I’ve always been interested in the visual aspect of science. I created images for my scientific papers, posters and lectures, with the aim of making the information I wanted to convey accessible to all those who were unfamiliar with the subject I was dealing with.
With the aim of becoming more professional in scientific illustration and mastering graphic design software, I obtained a diploma in Computer Graphics and Web Design.
As both a scientist and a graphic designer, I’m on the borderline between the worlds of art and science.
I’ll enhance your projects by creating original, informative, interesting and polished scientific illustrations or by designing bespoke websites to raise awareness of your scientific research work.

 

Want to find out more about my career path?
You can reach me on LinkedIn

The Drawing Scientist, where science and art come into contact

over 10 years’ experience in biomedical research
PhD in neuroscience
specialist in cell biology and microscopy
a degree in computer graphics and web design.

my values

I strongly believe that disseminating scientific knowledge can improve people’s quality of life, by giving them the tools to observe objectively, reason critically and ask the right questions to explore the world.
Together, we can create and develop innovative ways of communicating science.

rigour

Scientific rigour is reflected in my concern to respect the reality of scientific data: I will not take artistic liberties just “to look good”.

culture

Cell biology, neuroscience and microscopy are my favourite fields, but my scientific culture in general will be at the service of your visual communication.

dialogue

I speak English, French and Italian, but above all the universal language of science.
I love learning from experts in a wide variety of scientific fields.
I’ll be asking you lots of questions to help develop the project.

Scientific rigour is reflected in my concern to respect the reality of scientific data: I will not take artistic liberties just “to look good”.

Cell biology, neuroscience and microscopy are my favourite fields, but my scientific culture in general will be at the service of your visual communication.

I speak English, French and Italian, but above all the universal language of science.
I love learning from experts in a wide variety of scientific fields.
I’ll be asking you lots of questions to help develop the project.

Book a free 40-minutes meeting

my portfolio

Computer graphics, diagrams for scientific articles, image manipulation, illustrations for books and scientific publications, covers for newspapers, visuals for social networks.
But also logo and web design, branding and design of educational games.

Naturally open to new things and curious by nature, I don’t just do scientific illustration!
I draw in ink and paint in watercolour to create visuals that are fresh, organic, textured and rich in colour.
Send me your project and we’ll discuss it together!

customer testimonials

Veronica has demonstrated her creativity, rigour and great listening skills in the various tasks she has carried out for Sagitao: improving the graphic charter, creating illustrations, infographics and visual aids, and redesigning the layout of our website. All in a gentle, good-humoured way and with a great team spirit! I fully recommend her services.
Veronica worked with us very patiently and very professionally on our new Roch’nature association website. The Roch’nature team really appreciated her attentiveness to our requests, her suggestions for improving the ergonomics and her great deal of teaching on how to run a website. What’s more, its highly imaginative methods, such as the short, useful and practical videos, are invaluable aids. We are completely satisfied with the creation of this new Roch’nature site. We highly recommend Veronica’s services!
It was a real pleasure to benefit from Veronica’s expertise in redesigning our department’s website. Not only is the quality of the images excellent, but above all Veronica’s scientific expertise and deep understanding of our study subjects enabled her to compose a graphic design that was extremely consistent with the direction of our research. And all with a minimum of effort on our part! Not only does our site now boast a fresh, polished new look, but the images guide visitors by immediately suggesting the field to which they are referring, making browsing much easier and more satisfying.
I can highly recommend Véronica’s expertise, as she was able to react quickly to a specific request in the field of cancerology. It was an illustration of cancer cells that Véronica was able to produce in record time. Thank you again for your professionalism!
I can highly recommend Véronica’s expertise, as she was able to react quickly to a specific request in the field of cancerology. It was an illustration of cancer cells that Véronica was able to produce in record time. Thank you again for your professionalism!

customer testimonials

Veronica has demonstrated her creativity, rigour and great listening skills in the various tasks she has carried out for Sagitao: improving the graphic charter, creating illustrations, infographics and visual aids, and redesigning the layout of our website. All in a gentle, good-humoured way and with a great team spirit! I fully recommend her services.
Veronica worked with us very patiently and very professionally on our new Roch’nature association website. The Roch’nature team really appreciated her attentiveness to our requests, her suggestions for improving the ergonomics and her great deal of teaching on how to run a website. What’s more, its highly imaginative methods, such as the short, useful and practical videos, are invaluable aids. We are completely satisfied with the creation of this new Roch’nature site. We highly recommend Veronica’s services!
It was a real pleasure to benefit from Veronica’s expertise in redesigning our department’s website. Not only is the quality of the images excellent, but above all Veronica’s scientific expertise and deep understanding of our study subjects enabled her to compose a graphic design that was extremely consistent with the direction of our research. And all with a minimum of effort on our part! Not only does our site now boast a fresh, polished new look, but the images guide visitors by immediately suggesting the field to which they are referring, making browsing much easier and more satisfying.
Veronica helped correct a scientific article and optimise its figures. Most of the figures show electron microscopy and confocal microscopy images. Her advice was invaluable in improving the legibility and rigour of the figures, as well as ensuring compliance with the ‘colour code’ of the graphical summary. The quality of the presentation of the microscopy images has greatly improved. Many thanks to Veronica.
I can highly recommend Véronica’s expertise, as she was able to react quickly to a specific request in the field of cancerology. It was an illustration of cancer cells that Véronica was able to produce in record time. Thank you again for your professionalism!

Book a free 40-minutes meeting

contact me

Do you have a question or an idea?
drop me a line and we’ll discuss it together

Based in Champagne-au-Mont-d’Or,
I can travel to Lyon and the surrounding area!
Are you located outside Lyon (or outside France)?
No problem, we can talk by videoconference!

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I will get back to you within 24 hours.