UConn Today Illustrations
Various illustrations created for the University of Connecticut. The work often highlights their research. Variations of style keep things fresh and exciting.
A Total Eclipse of the Heart (of America)
This illustration set uses a combination of simple vector shapes and raster effects to give it texture and glow. Created entirely in Adobe Ai
From UConn Today: A total solar eclipse is only visible from Earth when the moon is new and at a node, meaning the sun and Earth are aligned with the moon in the middle. If the moon is above or below node, no shadow will be cast on Earth and no eclipse will be seen from Earth.
Chili Pepper and Marijuana
I used bright colors and bold shapes to draw the eye from the top of the image, to below where the irritation in the stomach lies (represented with line work and a patch of bruised pink). Created in Adobe Photoshop
From UConn Today: UConn Health researchers have found a connection between chili peppers and marijuana that could lead to new therapies for gastrointestinal disease.
Bacteria's Game of ‘Telephone’
Bacteria play a game of Telephone, where either the color or the shape of their "conversation" are just a little off. Created and animated in Adobe Photoshop
From UConn Today: Bacteria swap genes back and forth promiscuously all the time, even with bacteria that aren’t members of their own species. Bacterial gene swapping, called horizontal gene transfer by microbiologists, is like a messy game of telephone, during which the information can get garbled as it passes from one bacterium to another.