David R. Purnell, MA

Owner, NEW YORK WEST Medical Illustration Studio

Lonsdale, MN, USA
Medical illustration for the medical & scientific community, medical device industry, and dental industry. Providing custom digital 2D & 3D art and 3D animation for all related fields: Surgical, clinical, research, industrial, editorial and legal.

Work Experience

NEW YORK WEST Medical Illustration Studio

Owner and Medical Illustrator

NEW YORK WEST Medical Illustration Studio provides clients — which include surgeons, clinicians, medical device manufacturers, medical education companies and advertising agencies — with custom creations used in print, on web pages, and in slide presentations. Specific applications include textbooks and journals, national and international advertising campaigns, branding, sell sheets, product sheets, technique guides, banners, and exhibits.
1993 - Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Surgical/Medical Illustrator

Senior staff illustrator in the Department of Medical Illustration and Graphics.
1974 - 1992 New York, New York, United States

Department Of Radiology, The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Medical Illustrator

Translated cineradiography films into still images for Martin W. Donner, M.D., Chairman of the Department of Radiology. (summer job, between graduate program semesters)
June 1972 - August 1972 Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Baylor College Of Medicine

Student Intern

Student intern in the Department of Medical Illustration and Audio Visual Communication, doing cel animation.
June 1971 - August 1971 Houston, Texas, United States


The Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine


Completed program in the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine, culminating in Master's Thesis: "The Hemodynamics of the Placenta: An Animated Study."
1970 - 1973 Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Towson University

B.A. (Art; Science)

1967 - 1970 Towson, Maryland, United States

Maryland Institute College Of Art (MICA)

Major: Graphic Design

1965 - 1967 Baltimore, Maryland, United States


English (Native),
Spanish (Beginner),


Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Corel Painter , Modo, Strata Design 3D CX,