Val Altounian


Sr. Medical Animator + Illustrator

Val is a certified medical illustrator holding a degree in Medical Illustration from the Rochester Institute of Technology. She comes to Cognition from the journal Science, where she was a Senior Scientific Illustrator. For almost a decade, she helped bring clarity and awareness to diverse topics, from viruses to climate change. She believes that speaking the languages of both scientists and artists is the key to the successful visualization of complex science in any medium.