As an artist, designer, and curator at heart, Vanessa is driven by a passion for making learning about health and medicine engaging through art, design, and technology. She’s a collaborative design leader who loves working with diverse creative teams to deliver world-class user experiences and brand strategies across mediums—all while prioritizing curiosity and artistry throughout the process. Vanessa has an extensive background in healthcare advertising & marketing, digital health, and patient engagement.
While earning her Master of Science in Biomedical Visualization at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Vanessa founded Street Anatomy, a website that aggregates works at the intersection of contemporary art and human anatomy. Vanessa has curated several anatomically-themed gallery shows in Chicago, including several at the International Museum of Surgical Science. In 2015, Vanessa was a speaker at TEDMED, and she currently serves on their Editorial Advisory Board. She is also a professional member of the Association of Medical Illustrators.