About

I’m Joana, a scientist who fell in love with telling visual stories.

I’m currently based in Heidelberg, Germany, where I work as resident illustrator at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory.

I attended the Faculty of Sciences of Lisbon University and graduated in biology, specializing in evolution and development. I started experimenting with visual storytelling motivated by a keen interest in communicating my research. I learned illustration and graphic design and now use them as tools to build visuals that allow scientists to communicate complex concepts and create stories that inspire everyone to become life-long learners.

Thinking of a project involving science visuals? Let’s connect!

Interviews and features

BCF Career

Career Spotlight:
Scientific Illustration
2021

Art The Science

Polyfield Magazine
Featured Creator
2022

Unsensible

Artist Highlight
2022

The Science Communication
Network

Podcast Episode: Science illustration
Coming Soon

Courses

Lifeology Course

Analogies in SciComm
2022