Rachael Whitehead

Scientific Illustration, Animation & Design

Let me help visualize your vision. ​​

As a professional scientific illustrator and animator, I take complex scientific concepts and create visuals that make the concepts easy to understand, yet still accurate. These visuals include scientific illustrations, 3D models, graphics, as well as 2D and 3D animations. I have created visuals for public education and healthcare resources, textbooks, editorial spreads, presentations and science research articles. Visualization topics have ranged from healthcare, human anatomy, pathology to natural history.

I am currently available to work on further freelance scientific illustration and animation projects. Please feel free to contact me to discuss what visualizations you require. Quotes are complimentary.

Services & Software




Research articles

Editorial spreads

Graphic Design

Data visualizations




3D Modelling

Organic sculptures

Polygonal meshes


2D vectors

3D animation

Visual Storytelling




Featured Portfolio Work

Pathology Editorial Spread
An editorial spread explaining why and how hypertrophic scarring occurs and where they commonly happen
Public Education Poster
Pamphlet to educate parents how to swaddle infants correctly so to prevent hip dysplasia
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Molecular Science Editorial Spread
An editorial spread explaining the structure of botulinum toxin and its use to prevent muscle contraction
Scientific Journal Cover
A mock Scientific American magazine cover illustrating how researchers are using baby teeth to detect disease
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Public Education Ornithology Poster
An educational poster visualizing the migration pattern and population size of the rufous hummingbird
Healthcare Presentation Graphic
Various graphics illustrating three topic points to be used in presentations and pamphlets
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Paleontology Animation
Animation about Zuul crurivastaor created for the required master's research project
Demo Reel
Showreel depicted short clip highlights of animation work
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Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Illustrator 

Adobe After Effects

Pixalogic Zbrush

Autodesk Maya

Maxon Cinema 4D


Horos (OrsiriX)

USCF Chimera


Pen and ink


Do you have you a question or would like to work together on a project?
Just send a message!


Rachael Whitehead

PO BOX 2526, Kelowna,

British Columbia, Canada

V1X 6A6
Tel: 778 215 5342
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