Key Facts
Cleans and organizes to relax
A perfect mix of Puerto Rican and German
Inspired by anatomical street art and the history of anatomy
Lives in Chicago despite the winters

Vanessa Ruiz

MS
Associate Director of Design, Brand Communications

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.

Key Facts
Cleans and organizes to relax
A perfect mix of Puerto Rican and German
Inspired by anatomical street art and the history of anatomy
Lives in Chicago despite the winters

Our Team

SR Developer
Vern Briggs
Associate Director of Design, Brand Communications
Vanessa Ruiz
MS
Lead Account & Project Manager
Royal Stuart
Technical Project Manager / Front-end Developer
Jeremy Wilson
Lead Developer
Bryce Benson
Jr Designer, Brand + Interactive
Lindsey Jensen
Designer, Brand + Interactive
Rachel Simons
Jr Medical Illustrator + Animator
Dani Bergey
MS
Presentation Specialist
Jenn Luft
Designer, Information Design
Maureen McLennon
SR Operations Manager
Yvonne Devereaux
Science & Medical Writer
Elizabeth Hjort
PhD
Associate Director of Design, User Experience
Jonathan Cook
M.Design
Medical Illustrator + Animator
Regina Milner
MS
Associate Director of Science Storytelling
Jared Travnicek
MA, CMI
Sr Designer, Brand + Interactive
Amanda Grage
Co-Founder, Chief Design Strategist
Kristine Johnson
MAMS
Sr Certified Medical Illustrator + Animator
Inessa Stanishevskaya
MScBMC, CMI
Co-Founder, Director of Science Storytelling
David Ehlert
MAMS, CMI, FAMI
Associate Director of Design
Chad P. Hall
M.Design
Designer, Brand + Interactive
Karlie Grasle