Maya Shoemaker Medical Illustrator
214.734.8182 artrebel @ gmail . com
Medical Illustrator specializing in high-end Photoshop images.
MA – Biomedical Communications, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
BFA – Art, University of Oklahoma
Owner, Lead Illustrator
Shoemaker Medical, The Colony, Texas
We provide expert, high-quality service in medical illustration and animation, giving clients the power to communicate visually.
Feb 2009 – Nov 2010 Biocommunications Multimedia Specialist
Orthofix, McKinney, Texas
Create illustrations and animations as a part of a Marketing Communications team for a growing orthopedic, spine, and biologics corporation. Work is used for print, web, mobile devices, and exhibiting.
Jan. – Dec. 2008 Medical Illustrator
Argosy Medical, Newton, Massachusetts
Created illustrations in Photoshop and Illustrator for anatomy atlases and textbooks.
Collaborated with team members on large illustration projects.
Researched topics for illustrations to ensure accuracy.
Matched style to client needs for each project.
Worked with project managers to meet deadlines, prioritize projects, and address specific client concerns.
Sized and formatted files based on client specifications; uploaded work to server.
2006-2007 Medical Illustration Intern
UT Southwestern summer internship and subsequent assistantship illustrating for Williams Gynecology textbook. Gynecological Oncology surgical illustrations completed while working under Lew Calver and Dr. John Schorge.
2006 Graduate Assistant
UT Southwestern assistantship project illustrating prosthetic devices for leg amputations in pen and ink.
Created 13 color illustrations of temperomandibular joint anatomy for Dr. Robert Talley to be used in teaching seminars.
Mural painting in private homes and businesses.
Arts and Scraps, Norman, Oklahoma
Opened and ran start-up retail art supply business after finishing college. Worked with artists and arts organizations. Taught art workshops for adults and children. Managed employees, ordered and inventoried product, designed and implemented marketing materials. Coordinated promotions. Organized an arts festival.
Williams Gynecology, 1st ed. John Schorge, et al. McGraw-Hill Professional, 2008. (Illustrations.)
The Illustrated Atlas of the Human Body. Weldon Owen, 2008. (Illustrations.)
Pathologic Staging of Gynecological Cancers: An Interactive Visual Resource for Surgeons, Maya Chaphalkar. The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas Library, 2008. (Graduate Thesis.)
HONORS AND AWARDS
2007 Vesalius Trust Scholarship Recipient for Medical Illustration Thesis project
2004 Elected to the Board of Directors of the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition
2003 Elected to the Board of Directors of the Campus Corner Merchant’s Association in Norman, Oklahoma
2002 First place in OU Mini Business Plan competition
2002 Commissioned to print serigraphs for the graduating class of The University of Oklahoma College of Fine Arts
2001 School of Art Ben Barnett Scholarship, University of Oklahoma
2000 Gates Millennium Scholar
2000-2002 Thompsons Excellence in Printmaking Award, University of Oklahoma
1998-2002 President’s Honor Roll, University of Oklahoma
1997 National Merit Finalist
Pen and Ink
PC and Mac platforms
3-D Studio Max
Final Cut Pro