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.


/ Medical specialties
Veterinary Anatomy and Dissection 🔍
Medical Virology 🔍
Medical Parasitology 🔍
Cellular & Molecular Biology 🔍
Epidemiology 🔍

/ Creative softwares
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe InDesign & InCopy
Adobe After Effects
Flourish & Tableau


/ 2014–Present
Freelance medical illustrator 

/ 2021–Present
Senior Medical illustrator

/ 2018–2021
Medical illustrator

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

/ 2012–2014 
at the Institute of Parasitology, VetSuisse Faculty, Zürich, Switzerland 

/ 2006–2012
at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Lisbon, Portugal​​​​​​​


/ 2020 / ILLUSTRARE: Travels of Scientific Illustration in Portugal. Exhibition organized by the Natural History Museum in Lisbon, during the yearly role of Lisbon as the European Green Capital. Read more here

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


Here are some moments when I had the pleasure to speak about my work:
/ 2021 / Learn Medical Art Podcast, educational channel featuring articles and resources from the medical illustration field. Listen to the episode here 
(in EN)

/ 2021 / Art the Science Blog, Canadian nonprofit SciArt organization showcasing the work of medical artists worldwide. Read interview here (in EN)

/ 2021 / Medical Illustration and Veterinary Sciences Webinar, part of a Science Communication Webinar Cycle organized by the Portuguese Society of Veterinary Sciences. Watch webinar here (in PT)

/ 2020 / I Love Veterinary, blog and website dedicated to all things Veterinary Medicine. Read interview here (in EN)

/ 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. 

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

/ 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)​​​​​​​

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