Annette Shalom Rakshana




Hello there!
First of all, many thanks for visiting my website. I’m Annette – a Medical Illustrator and Scientific Designer by profession and by passion. My journey to becoming a Medical Illustrator began when I searched “Medicine + Art” on Google.

Honestly, I had zero expectations, but the results surprised me. Although my love for science navigated me to obtain a degree in Biomedical Engineering, I was always drawn to Art. Painting and sketching in the corners of my classwork books were a major part of my childhood. I also wanted to work at something that I will thoroughly enjoy. So, I turned to Google in the hopes of finding what piqued my interest. My search led me to the most amazing results. I found the profession of my dreams – a way to combine my desire to create art and my love for science – “Medical Art”.  My journey wasn’t easy. Months that turned into years of learning the skills to paint digitally made me fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with international clients. I have worked with multinational corporations and I have also freelanced for most of my career. This has enabled me to work on a wide range of projects. To further refine my skills, I am completing an MSc course in Medical Art at the University of Dundee. 

Some of the areas that I am proficient in are,

  • 2D and 3D Medical Illustration 
  • Scientific Design – Infographics, Graphical Abstracts
  • Children’s book illustration
  • Branding – Logo design, Advertising material, etc
Software I use to create my artwork are Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe After Effects, ZBrush and Blender.

Should you employ me, there is one thing that you can expect. Professionalism and dedication. Okay, that’s two things. 🙂 However, my goal is to provide scientifically accurate material that communicates the message clearly and concisely. I can assure you that every project I will work on will have my full attention & will be done with precision. In the end, I get to enjoy learning and working on your exciting projects and you get your scientific art needs met. It’s a win-win.

Please go through my portfolio and I hope we can help each other.

– Annette

Pictures show my participation for a women’s day exhibition at the V&A Museum, Dundee. My medical illustrations show the physiological differences between a male and female body. This project aimed to educate the public about the importance of properly fitted PPE for women in the workplace.


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