Shawn McLeod is the founder and Medical Illustrator at SymBIOtic. She completed her training in Medical Illustration at the Medical College of Georgia and continues to collaborate with the Clinic for Prosthetic Restoration. Her interests lie in didactic media and educational materials for medical students, residents, health professionals, and the public at large. Shawn also enjoys workig in 3D media, both digitaly and physically. Shawn is an active member of the AMI and the IAA and plans to continue research in the applications of 3D printing in medicine.
Symbiotic biomedical communications provides a broad spectrum of creative services for our clients. We work closely with our patrons to develop and design custom 2D, 3D, or animated visuals to solve problems, incite interest, and communicate concepts in medicine and science. To ensure customer satisfaction we encorporate client review and feedback into our production process.
Instructional / Education
Visuals created for educational use. Image style can range from schematic to realistic and can be in full color, spot color, tone or line depending on the intended purpose and or audience. To ensure accuracy, extensive research, empirical observation, and expert consultation are integrated into the development process.
Patient education / Public health
Visuals designed to provide information to patients or the general population. Style reflects the targeted population and can range from realistic to cartoon like. Careful attention is made to ensure the visuals are both informative, and appropriate for the intended audience. To ensure accuracy, extensive research, empirical observation, and expert consultation are integrated into the development process.
Medical Device / Pharmaceuticals
Visuals designed for either advertising and marketing purposes or for informational purposes. Visuals can be technical, conceptual, or realistic and can be 2D, 3D, or animated. To ensure accuracy, extensive research, empirical observation, and expert consultation are integrated into the development process.
Journal / Editorial
Visuals designed to incite interest, grab attention, or accompany journal article to clarify a concept or illustrate a point. Depending on the purpose, artwork may be conceptual, realistic or schematic. Graphic style and delivery will comply with the intended publications' speciﬁcations and restrictions.
Presentation / Promotional
Symbiotic values clear and effective communication. It’s our job! We offer our expertise in visual communication and presentation of information to our clients. We can create custom presentations, case presentations, and medical professional promotional materials for our clients.
3D Modeling / Printing
SymBIOtic is equiped and ready to handel your 3D ideas. Want to design an educational model? Print a prototype? Plan a surgery? Or Communicate a concept better by making hands on learning a possibility?