SayoStudio’s 15th Anniversary
Our Team is Growing!There’s a very important anniversary coming up… and you guessed it–it’s ours! SayoStudio is officially 15 years old this fall, 2022. Founded by Nicolle R. Fuller in 2007 (although it seems like yesterday!), our science communication studio has expanded to a team of 12 artists, designers, and science communication experts. We’ve had such a great year, getting to celebrate incredible science like the Higgs Boson and Cell Atlas with our art, and supporting researchers with a host of journal cover art and figures. Please help us celebrate this milestone and our growth, with a look at some of the SayoStudio team’s work over the past year.
Claire Agosti – Science Communication Art Director & DesignerClaire has been with SayoStudio since 2019, developing our web design services, expanding our graphic design and infographic offerings, and helping guide the team as our new Art Director. She holds a BA in biology with a concentration on pre-medicine and a studio art minor. We’re pleased to share some of the abstract art that she’s created recently for the cover of the American Association for Cancer Research and their Cancer Discovery Journal.
2. Ariadna Gea – Science IllustratorAriadna joined SayoStudio in 2021. Ariadna has a science illustration master’s degree, and a holds a BA in fine art. She specializes in botanical illustrations, astronomy, cell biology, and layout & design. Thus far for SayoStudio, she’s created a chemistry comic, natural history science illustrations, and astronomy illustrations for planetary scientists and magazine covers.
3. Natasha Mutch – Science Animator and IllustratorIn 2021 Natasha joined the SayoStudio team, bringing extensive 3D anatomy and animal sculpting expertise. Natasha is a certified medical illustrator, specializing in chemistry, cell biology, zoology, and anatomy. Natasha’s latest work for SayoStudio is this 3d material science illustration for Dr. Kelly Schultz’s Macromolecules cover art. Over the summer she’s been working with the team on ecology murals, and has been a go-to creator of science cover art.
4. May Jernigan – Science Illustrator and Social Media SpecialistMay has been with SayoStudio for a year and a half, working as both a science artist, and our social media outreach specialist. She has a scientific illustration graduate certificate and a BFA, and she specializes in both digital and traditional painting. Her science specialties include ornithology (check out her ornithology art inspiration here!), zoology, and paleontology, and this past year she’s helped lead the team to create epic ecology landscape murals.
5. Christoph Kuehne – Lead Science AnimatorThis past year Christoph started working with SayoStudio, bringing Houdini 3d wizardry and a PhD in structural biology to create mesmerizing looks at the molecular landscape of cells. He’s created several scientific animations over the past year for SayoStudio, from volcanoes erupting, to the mRNA vaccine animation. He’s also a sound designer, using many of his own audio creations to create the complete animation.
We have a lot more team members to shout out here…Stay tuned to see more of their work that’s going on behind the scenes at Sayostudio!
Join The Team
When we have openings we’ll post them on our About page, as well as on our social media channels. If you don’t see an opening, we’re always happy to grow our pool of talent, as well as meet new partners to help us visualize science!