medical illustrator with a background in veterinary medicine


I'm a Lisbon-based medical illustrator, with a background in veterinary medicine. 
Having worked as a veterinarian & researcher, I realised how poor the investment in visual scientific materials still is.

Science is about communicating our findings, so we need to start speaking louder and better. My scientific background is essential to understand the topics & translate ideas efficiently, while developing new and original figures.


/ 2014 - Present
Freelance medical illustrator at Medical & Veterinary Illustration by Diogo Guerra

/ 2018 - Present
Part-time medical illustrator at Medicalwriters.com

/ 2014-2015 
Scientific illustrator at the Graphic Department of the VetSuisse Faculty, Zürich, Switzerland 

/ 2012-2014 

/ 2006-2012


Here are some moments when I had the pleasure to speak about my work:

/ 2019 / Medical Writing Organization October Webinar, part of the Cheeky Scientist advanced program for PhDs interested in transitioning into medical writing. More here

/ 2019 / Biocomm Hive (former Medical Art Digital Studio), Instagram collective of medical artists. Check here my week Instagram takeover (in EN)

/ 2017 / Radio Latina, Portuguese radio station in Luxembourg, section "Portugal 21st Century". More here

/ 2017 / Scientificus, project focused on scientific culture and bringing science and general public together. Read article about  Cell Division Animation here (in PT)

/ 2017 / Veterinária Atual, veterinary medicine magazine. Read interview about the Cranial Nerves Poster here (in PT)

/ 2017 / NOS Casos de Sucesso, from a series of interviews on entrepreneurship and successful businesses in Portugal. Read interview here (in PT)

/ 2016 / Veterinária Atual, veterinary medicine magazine. Read interview here (in PT)

/ 2015 / Sciencemotionology, platform promoting scientific animation, illustration and visual communication. Read interview here (in EN)

/ 2014 / P3 newspaperRead interview here (in PT)

/ 2014 / Ciência 2.0, science communication platform developed the the University of Oporto. Read interview here (in PT)


/ 2019 / Innovation Award at Prémios Veterinária Atual 2019, organised by Veterinária Atual Magazine. Read news here


I collaborate with researchers worldwide with varied backgrounds from veterinary medicine to microbiology and human medicine.
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