Medical Artist Hannah Newey
Hannah is an award-winning medical artist and the newest addition to the team at Medical Artist Ltd. She is passionate about bringing science to life and creating high-end visual content that help advance scientific accessibility, literacy and education. With professional training in MSc Medical Art at University of Dundee and Medicine at Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Hannah is very skilled at creating scientifically accurate visual content in a variety of mediums.
Hannah’s Artistic Style
Hannah’s style incorporates a range of specialist skills, from 3D animations and models to detailed 2D and 3D medical illustrations. Observational drawing of specimens is part of the routine for a medical artist, but Hannah takes her 2D drawings to a new and exciting level. Using 3D technology, Hannah creates 3D sculptures and models, turning them into fully immersive animations and interactive models. Experience has proven time and time again that using interactive 3D learning as an educational tool can be used to great effect; it increases a viewer’s comprehension, retention and engagement, especially when it involves complex anatomy or scientific data.
As a medical artist with a background in medicine, Hannah not only possesses anatomy knowledge and amazing medical art skills, but passion to deliver top-quality aesthetic content that communicates complex medical and scientific subject matter clearly and accurately to the target audience. This gives Hannah the power to create stand out multimedia learning tools with a level of sophistication that are ideal for our clients’ multimedia projects. Combine this with experience in the communication of science and a natural ability to customise her style to suit a client’s project, Hannah brings a fresh and contemporary approach to the creation of medical art.
Hannah’s Education and Experience
Hannah recently completed her MSc in Medical Art with Distinction from the University of Dundee. Whilst there, she received intensive specialist training in both art and science and completed a wide range of projects using digital and traditional media. These included traditional illustrations, 2D and 3D digital illustrations, interactive 3D models, 3D-printed tactile models, 3D scanning, wax sculptures, video editing and animations. Prior to her masters, Hannah studied Medicine at Brighton and Sussex Medical School, providing her with invaluable in-depth knowledge of many branches of medicine, including anatomy, physiology and clinical skills.
Furthermore, Hannah has a unique career history in Healthcare PR and Medical Education, where she worked with top pharmaceutical companies including Allergan (BOTOX), Novartis (Cosentyx) and Gilead Sciences. Hannah was responsible for writing content and overseeing design of more than 30 globally used materials, directing video and animation production for social media campaigns, and organising highly successful medical education events. As such, Hannah is able to create entire PR and event resources, from press packs and conference materials to presentations and publications.
Hannah received the Gabriel Donald Graphics Award in 2018 from the Institute of Medical Illustrators (IM) for her “I HEART ANATOMY” interactive website resource. This award is presented annually to the art/graphics entry that shows innovation and extra creativity in the approach to the subject that lifts it above the rest of the entries. I HEART ANATOMY has since been incorporated into the University of Dundee’s medical and anatomy teaching, with over twenty 3D-printed copies of the heart made to accompany the cadavers for dissection teaching, use of the materials in lectures and e-learning revision, and an upcoming research study based on the resource.
Hannah also received the “BE RECEPTIVE” Exhibition Distinction Award at the Brighton Fringe in 2013. Her final piece was a collage of flowers in the form of a child’s lungs over a graphite-drawn trachea and primary bronchi. Over the month-long show, which explored recent advances in children’s asthma, allergies and personalised medicine, the flowers dried, browned and desiccated, demonstrating how pollen affects asthma and gradually damages the lungs.