What is Lilienthal Illustration all about?
H ealth is integral to everyone’s life. The aim of my work is to ensure health information can be understood by health care professionals, patients, and the general public. By using visual solutions, i.e. illustrations, animations and interactive media, communication can be improved and understanding increased. In my work and actions I strive to inspire a more informed and healthier global community.
With my background, I serve as a translator of complex medical information into educational visuals, and as a facilitator between the fields of global health and medical illustration, making possible creative and effective health care solutions that stem from such an interdisciplinary partnership.
Further, I am creative, and passionate about my interdisciplinary work. I enjoy engaging with others to clarify a challenge that needs to be addressed and to find innovative solutions. I am able to be both detail-oriented and aware of the big picture. I bring a unique blend of skills and perspective, and I have a reputation for my strong work ethic and positive “can do” attitude.
Current Work & Offerings:
My experience using visual media to convey medical information has encouraged my particular research focus on patient health literacy. My second master’s thesis is entitled: Exploring the perceptions of Somali immigrants in Sweden on visuals for health communications.
In addition to my research, I offer creative consulting on visual communications, project management, illustration and design for science and medicine.
Anneliese Lilienthal CV | Résumé
Karolinska Institutet. Solna, Sweden.
Expected June 2013.
Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas. Massive Open Online Course. Alberto Cairo, Instructor. Jan-Feb 2013. Certificate.
Georgia Regents University | Pre-2011, Medical College of Georgia (MCG). Augusta, Georgia, USA.
May 2008. Cumulative GPA: 4.0
Science course work: Gross Anatomy, Neuroanatomy, Cell Biology & Histology, Pathology, & Animal Surgery.
Illustration course work: Medical Illustration Techniques: Traditional and Electronic Media, Multimedia, 2D Animation, 3D Animation, OR Surgical Sketching, & Surgical Illustration.
Thesis: Understanding LEEP (Loop Electrode Excision Procedure): Familiarizing indigenous women in Peru with a medical procedure they will undergo for prevention of cervical cancer.
Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. Hanover, New Hampshire, USA.
Summer 2005. Certificate.
Highly selective program providing a rigorous introduction to marketing, finance, accounting, managerial economics and strategy taught by MBA faculty.
Mount Holyoke College. South Hadley, MA, USA.
May 2005. Cumulative GPA: 3.76
Magna Cum Laude with Honors in Biology
Major: Studio Art Minors: Biology and Music
Thesis: The art of biology: Exploring and illustrating the hind limb morphology of the marine toad, Bufo marinus.
Principle Medical Illustrator | Founder
Sollentuna, Sweden. 2004-Present.
Contract scientific illustration for publication and presentation.
Medical Producer | Senior Medical Illustrator
XVIVO Scientific Animation (XVIVO LLC)
Rocky Hill, CT. July 2008-July 2012.
Company: Providers of 3D animations, illustrations, and interactive programs for pharmaceutical, medical device, and medical agencies worldwide. Programs provide disease state, mechanism of action, and/or instructional education for medical specialists, healthcare professionals, and the general public.
Responsibilities: Scientific research; creative outlines; sketches; storyboards; client communication; internal/client production schedules; review and proofing; content delivery; project tracking.
Contributions to: Program proposals; budgets; marketing efforts; consulting; file management; website content and maintenance.
Managed projects for use by: Sanofi-aventis, Novartis, Shire, Novo Nordisk, KCI, EMD Serono, Lundbeck, Organogenesis, Aggenix, Otsuka, C3 Jian, TEDMED, UC Berkely, Stanford University, Cord Blood Registry, TerumoBCT, FrieslandCampina, Promega, and Ogilvy.
Administrative Temporary Positions
Baystate Medical Center and Baystate Health | United Personnel Services
Springfield, MA. August 2005-June 2006.
Cardiac Rehabilitation. Receptionist and administrative assistant.
Strategic Communications and Marketing.
Public relations assistant and event planner.
Heart & Vascular Program. Assistant to the director.
Patient Relations and Volunteer Services. Assistant to the director.
Statistical Forecasting LLC: Educational Consulting Firm
Newfane, VT. Summer 2004-2005.
- Medical & Scientific Illustration
- Project Management
- Animation Producer
- Creative Consulting
- Medical Research & Storyboarding
- Human Anatomy
- Mac and PC conversant
- Microsoft Office
- In Design
- After Effects
- Basic Editing with Premiere and Final Cut
- Flash action script 2.0
- Filemaker Pro
- English (native)
- Swedish (elementary)
- Global Swede Nominee 2013. The Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs & The Swedish Institute.
“The distinction is awarded to international students who are considered ‘good ambassadors for their university and for Sweden’, and have shown academic creativity, entrepreneurship or innovation.” [source] 2013.
- Friends of Karolinska Institutet. Scholarship Recipient. Spring 2012.
- Swedish Women’s Education Association (SWEA), Boston Chapter. Scholarship Recipient. Spring 2012.
- Vesalian Scholar: The Vesalius Trust for Visual Communications in the Health Sciences.
Association of Medical Illustrators. 2008.
- Honoree: Alpha Upsilon Phi (Service Honor Society), MCG. 2008.
- School of Graduate Studies Alumni Association. Scholarship, MCG. 2007.
- Elected Associate Member. Sigma Xi (The Scientific Research Society). Mount Holyoke College Chapter. 2005.
- Award of Excellence – Advertising, Marketing, Promotional Animation.
The Science of Milk. Role: Producer, preliminary scriptwriter, and storyboard artist.
Association of Medical Illustrators Salon. 2011.
- Award of Excellence – Instructional Animation.
KCl V.A.C. Granufoam Bridge Dressing Application. Role: Producer, and storyboard artist.
Association of Medical Illustrators Salon. 2009.
- The Stenstrom Award of Excellence.
The Erythrocyte: A Closer Look. Student Scientific & Medical Illustration Exhibition. Univ. GA. 2008.
- Published Illustrations.
Gillis GB. The role of hind limb flexor muscles during swimming in the toad, Bufo marinus. Zoology (Jena). 2007;110(1):28-40. Epub 2006 Dec 19.
High school biology students. Northampton High School. Northampton, MA. June 2012.
Concurrent co-presenter. Association of Medical Illustrators. Annual Meeting 2010.
Panel discussion moderator. Association of Medical Illustrators. Annual Meeting 2010.
Techniques Showcase co-presenter. Association of Medical Illustrators. Annual Meeting 2009 and 2010.
Professional Member and Committee Service
Association of Medical Illustrators (AMI)
Student Member, 2007-2008. Professional Member, 2009 – Present.
• Membership Committee Member. 2011-Present.
• Mentor Program Committee Member. 2010-2012.
• Editor of Book Review in Newsletter. 2010-2012.
• Vesalius Trust Poster Symposium Judge. 2010 and 2011.
International Coffee Hour Host
Solna Campus, Karolinska Institutet. Fall 2012 and Spring 2013.
For research methodology course in the Global Health Masters Programe. Karolinska Institutet. Fall 2012
Member, Volunteer and Discussion Host
Young Women’s Leadership Program. National Organization for Women. CT Chapter. 2008-2012.
Member, Volunteer and Event Coordinator
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Friends. Hartford, CT. 2008-2011.
Founder and Coordinator
Children’s Medical Center Monthly Art Activity. Augusta, GA. 2006-2008.
MCG Residential Life. Augusta, GA. 2007-2008.
MCG Student Ambassador Program. Augusta, GA. 2007-2008.
Budget Committee & Student Representative
Student Government Assoc. & MCG Graduate Students Org. Augusta, GA. 2007-2008.
Medical Illustration Graduate Program (MCG). Augusta, GA. 2006-2007.
Academic & Research Interests
- Health communication, education & health literacy
- eHealth & mHealth
- Community & Migrant health
- Behavior Change Intervention
- Qualitative & Quantitative Methodology
- Intervention implementation & evaluation processes
- Women & children’s health
- Infectious disease
- Non-communicable diseases (NCDs)
- Anatomy & histology
- Mechanism of action & disease
Anneliese is a trained voice soloist and semi-professional choral singer.
Soprano I and II. She currently sings Soprano II in A Scalpella, Medicinska Föreningens Kammarkör at Karolinska Institutet. 2012-2013. Languages Sung: English, Latin, Italian, German, Swedish, Hebrew, French, Russian, Mandarin, and many more.
- Crafting, Sewing & Knitting
- Cooking & Baking
- Traveling: Continental US, Hawaii, Canada, England, Egypt, Peru, Sweden
- Enjoying Nature
- Walking, Running, Hiking, Biking, Skating, Skiing, Snowshoeing, & Sledding
Anneliese has always enjoyed staying busy with her wide variety of interests. To learn more check out the blog!