Jason combines his love for art and science into his role as a Certified Medical Illustrator at Informa. When he’s not developing works of art for client projects, you can find him spearfishing on the coast of Oregon or playing with his dog Auggie. Read on to learn more about Jason.
What exactly is a Certified Medical Illustrator?
Medical illustrators are artists with an extensive education in visual communication and the life sciences. To be recognized as a Certified Medical Illustrator by the Board of Certification of Medical Illustrators (BCMI), you must pass a comprehensive exam covering anatomy, presentation technique, copyright restrictions, science, and more. Once certified, you must meet ongoing educational requirements every 5 years to maintain your status. I’ve been certified for more than 15 years.
How long have you been at Informa?
Almost 3 years.
If you could switch jobs with anyone else at Informa, whose job would you want and why?
One of our Instructional Editors, because I admire their knowledge of the English language and their ability to make sure all our pieces have a consistent style. I focus so much on communicating a concept through my art, but one thing I lack is the ability to communicate with written language. I’m still waiting to read Elements of Style. One day...
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I like doing anything outdoors: skiing, surfing, mountain biking. And I recently took a class in spearfishing and was hooked instantly! It’s like being in a 3D environment – the fish above and below you. It’s really cool. I try to go every weekend.
Dogs or cats?
Dogs. My dog Auggie goes everywhere with me. In fact, she rides to work with me in a trailer attached to my bike.
Coffee or tea?
Coffee, but trying to switch to herbal tea for my health. It’s hard, though.
Night owl or morning bird?
If you had to vacation at the same place every year, where would it be?
Bali. I’ve been to that region several times. It’s awesome. It smells good, the waves are good, the food is good. It’s paradise.
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