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Interview with Lucy Poley - Tips to make great graphical abstracts

Lucy Poley is a scientist and artist with  interests in ecology, geography, and wildlife biology. She is interested in communicating scientific principals and inspiring others through visual art. Here we speak to her about about her journey…

Create an infographic in the Lifeology SciArt Infographic Challenge

How do you visualize the theme of Communicating Risk & Uncertainty in an Uncertain World? This is the challenge presented this month by the SciComm network Lifeology. This interview is a part of Crastina’s current theme Visualization…

Andy Brunning, Compound Interest: “Infographics can grab the attention in ways an article on a topic can’t.”

A chemist by training, Andy Brunning turned to teaching when he realized he wasn’t fond of lab work. As a secondary chemistry teacher having little luck finding eye-catching posters to put up in his classroom, Andy decided to make them himself…

Crastina Column, June–Aug 2017: “Being a proud intermediary” by Fredrik Saarkoppel

“I’m specialised in understanding three things: firstly the subject itself, and secondly the perspectives of the two groups that I serve, i.e. senders and receivers.” So says Fredrik Saarkoppel, Swedish freelance illustrator with many…

Doodler and graphic recorder Dr. Jess Wade: “making art should be part of your lab report”

Jess Wade, postdoc in physics at Imperial Collage, has taken her personal doodling to the next level and become a graphic recorder. In this way, she can combine two of her passions – science communication and art. On Twitter, she lets…