Kristen W. Marzejon, CMI
certified medical illustrator and graphic designer
I am fortunate to have been able to make a career combining my two loves — art and science. As a child, art was always my favorite past time. And in school, understanding living things and how things worked interested me most. After completing a degree in Biology and minor in Art from Ripon College, WI, I went on to the graduate program for Biomedical Visualization at the University of Illinois at Chicago. This education was invaluable to the success I have achieved today. See below for more details about my career.
Board Certified Medical Illustrator with Master of Associated Medical Sciences degree in biomedical illustration with accomplished skill in traditional and digital illustration techniques
Accomplished skill in publications layout and editorial design, scientific exhibit design and production, and pre-press/print production
Detail-oriented with the ability to oversee/produce several projects simultaneously
Huntley, IL | 1990-Present
Operate independent freelance business, performing medical illustration and design services for a wide range of clients
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Academy of Pediatrics
American Medical Association
CAP Learning, Chicago
Cooper University Health Care, New Jersey
Global Publishing, Sydney
Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
Rush University Medical Center, Chicago
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Iowa
Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center/Rush University
Chicago, IL | 1990-2001
Illustrator/designer in large teaching hospital
Produce medical illustration for surgical, anatomical and patient education publications, presentations, textbooks and large scale exhibits
Design and layout hospital and university print materials, including brochures, newsletters, booklets, and patient education systems, and coordinate printing
Produce scientific/research exhibits
University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
Master of Associated Medical Sciences in Biomedical Visualization
Ripon College, Ripon, WI
Bachelor of Arts in Biology, Art Minor
AWARDS & AFFILIATIONS
Highly Commended Award, British Medical Association for illustrating Netter’s Correlative Imaging: Abdomen and Pelvic Anatomy, 2013
Best Overall Communications, Chicago Metro Area United Way Communications Contest, 1997
Certified Medical Illustrator, Association of Medical Illustrators, 1997-Present
First Place Poster Design, Chicago Metro Area United Way Communications Contest, 1996
Employee of the Year, Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, 1995
First Place Poster Design, Chicago Metro Area United Way Communications Contest, 1994
Salon Award for Student Medical Line, Association of Medical Illustrators, 1990
Association of Medical Illustrators Member, 1990-Present
So first off, you are amazing! Second, it looks great! Third, I can’t believe it!
Wow! It looks amazing — even better than I thought it could be.
OMG... you are amazing!!!!
You were a real life saver these past few days ... and I really appreciate it.
I called some people into my office to look at your work. They were all amazed.
Thanks again. Magic…indeed!
Wow...this is beautiful.
Looks great as usual...many thanks
In a world…where everything is a challenge and nothing is easy, there is you — a little ray of sunshine I can always count on to brighten my day. A very sappy, dramatic way of saying thank you for this!
If you have any awesome designers you could send me, I’d appreciate it. I do – my freelancer Kristen who is AMAZING……she beats and handles incredible deadlines – Kristen W. Marzejon
The CMI after my name means "Certified Medical Illustrator." To become certified, an illustrator must attend and graduate from one of four accredited masters programs in North America, or have comparable experience. Then a comprehensive certification exam must be passed, after which a professional portfolio is submitted for Board review. To maintain certification, an illustrator must earn continuing education credits through approved classes and workshops. I earned my certified status in 1997.