Copyright and Illustration Licensing Information

We want people to enjoy this website and the medical illustrations shown upon it. As professional medical illustrators this is how we make a living so please respect this and the copyright laws. The medical illustrations shown are owned by Joanna Culley trading as

All images and content on this website are protected by UK and international copyright law and may not be downloaded, copied, reproduced or altered in anyway without the explicit written permission of the copyright holder. By visiting this website you agree to be bound by these terms.

Any breaches of copyright will be pursued within the full extent of the law by the respective copyright owners. Please respect the copyright of the images and text on this website and do not useany material without permission.

Using / Licensing Images shown on this Website

If you wish to use an image on this website for commercial or other purposes please contact with the following information:

  • Your name and the organization you represent (if applicable)
  • Your contact details, including daytime telephone number and email address
  • Description of the image(s) you wish to use
  • The page URL that the image appears on
  • What you wish to use the image for, ie for a website, printed brochure, patient information etc. Please be as descriptive as possible and include the country or region that you wish to use the image in and the period you wish to use the image for.

We will endeavour to respond to your request to license the use of the image(s) within 3 working days. In our response we will inform you whether the image is available for you to license its use (please note many images are not available for licensing), if it is available for licensing we will inform you of the cost to you for the use of the requested illustrations. Upon our receipt of payment you will then be granted permission to use the image(s) for the stated purpose only. Under no circumstances should you use any image before receiving the written permission to do so.

You can view and license a range of high quality stock medical illustrations on the website.

Breach of Copyright and Failure to Obtain Permission

Any company, organization or individual who uses an image from this website without written permission, unless covered by the two exceptions below, will be deemed to have agreed to pay a licensing cost of a minimum of £1000 (GBP) per image per month, or per image per application, whichever is greater and agrees to pay the full legal and incurred costs of recovery of any licensing fees due. The copyright holders reserve the right to any legal remedy available to them in protecting their rights under law.

Copyright Exceptions

The following are the only exceptions to the full copyright protection of the images that appear on this website,, and on other websites in the promotion of and of medical illustrator Joanna Culley.

Free Computer and iPhone Wallpapers

These medical illustrations are provided for NON COMMERCIAL use as computer desktop wallpaper and phone background images. These images are to be used for this purpose only and in an unaltered state so that the credit to is visible. These images MUST NOT be copied onto other websites; please link to if you want to promote the use of these free desktop and phone wallpapers.

The medical illustrations provided on this page must NOT BE USED FOR ANY OTHER PURPOSES without the express written permission from

Medical Illustrations for Student Use

A selection of medical illustrations are provided for students to use WITHIN THEIR STUDIES, free of charge and without having to seek prior permission. This exception covers ONLY the images provided on the webpage student-use-illustrations.html and not any other images shown on the website. Please respect this and DO NOT USE any images other than those provided for students on this specific page.

It is a requirement for the free use of these images that the credit to remains on the image at a visible size. If the image is used online, in any context, then the following link code should be used adjacent to the image:

<a href="" target="_blank" title="medical illustrations and medical art">Medical illustrations used for educational purposes with the permission of</a>

The images provided on the page student-use-illustrations.html are for students use only and must not be used for the compilation of any form of teaching materials or any commercial use. Breach of this term will be treated as per the Breach of Copyright and Failure to Obtain Permission above.

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