I am a freelance graphic designer hoping to switch my focus to science
illustration, and have just completed a BS in biology. I am just
research into who uses science illustrators and for what type of
projects, so I
thought it wouldn't hurt to just broadcast these questions in a few
newsgroups. Any responses to any of my questions will be very much
1. Have any of the participants in this newgroup ever been involved
production of a biology textbook? If so...
a. How much specific instructions were the illustrators given
content of the illustrations?
b. How much did the publisher or author rely on the illustrator's
knowedge of the subject?
c. Were you involved in the actual selection of the illustrators?
2. Do any of the participants in this newsgroup ever work with
to enhance a slide presentation or an article? If so...
a. How do you go about selecting an illustrator for projects such
b. Is there someone else who would do the selecting for you?
c. Would you do a search on the internet for science illustrators?
d. Would it be helpful to receive a sample of an illustrator's
work in the
mail to keep on hand?
I am very grateful to anyone who can offer any advice or insights. And,
naturally, I am happy to send some samples of my work to any one who is