My name is Anna Sieben, the face behind Sieben Medical Art. Welcome to my portfolio website! Where science and art meet, I create images that communicate (medical) scientific topics in a way that is clear, beautiful and accurate and fits the target audience.
Sieben Medical Art can help you with anything from illustrations for scientific articles or medical education, dissertation covers and anatomical art to creating interactive medical 3D models. I also sell my own work (from paintings to cards and ornaments) in my webshop. A great option if you are looking for an original and special gift for a doctor, medical student or nurse.
Below you will find a number of examples from my portfolio. Curious about more? You can navigate to specific medical illustration services via the buttons or menu above. Are you looking for something that is not (yet) listed? Fill in the contact form or send me an email. Let's get in touch!
How I work
Every project starts with a virtual meeting to discuss all wishes, possible ideas and the process. Based on this meeting I prepare a quote. And if it is accepted, I will plan in the first sketches.
My first step is to study the subject and make sure I understand the information. This knowledge is then translated into a visual story; I start sketching. I will send the rough sketch via email for feedback. You can provide feedback via email or in a virtual meeting.
After the first sketch, a rough first version follows. Feedback can also be given here. This time the emphasis of the feedback is also on the details. Depending on the complexity of the project, more rounds of revisions can be added to the timeline.
Depending on the complexity, it can take 3 weeks to 3 months to create an illustration or dissertation cover design. Creating 3D models often takes longer, between 5 weeks and 5 months.
Each project is unique and has its own objectives. In order to provide a quote, I want to understand the project and what you are looking for. Some of the factors that determine the price of a project are the complexity of an artwork, the complexity of the subject matter, the license type, the deadline and the number of rounds of revision required. An introductory meeting to discuss a possible project and receive a quote is of course free.
Who has which rights when it comes to illustrations? When you collaborate with an illustrator, you receive a certain license to use that illustration
This license may cover a specific type of media (e.g. print only), time period (e.g. for a limited time or in perpetuity), purpose (e.g. commercial or non-commercial), access (e.g. exclusive or non-exclusive use), or geographical area. The license may also contain other provisions, for example regarding future modification of the material. There are many options available and the price will vary depending on the scope and value of the license.
Worth more than 5 stars! Anna is full of creativity and creates beautiful illustrations! She coordinates a good and realistic schedule with you, is open to feedback and keeps you well informed about progress. Responds quickly to emails and no question is too much. Enthusiastic and friendly!
Simone Paulis, teacher Hbo nursing at University of Applied Sciences Arnhem en Nijmegen
Anna was very friendly throughout the process and I could always rely on a quick response. I am very proud of the end result. If you need an illustrator, I would definitely recommend Anna.
Rosaly Anne Buiten, Cardiologist in training, MD/PhD, Medisch Spectrum Twente
During the process I could always count on good input, great ideas and fast and friendly communication. The result is absolutely amazing and everything I hoped for. It fits perfectly with my research and me as a person. I can absolutely recommend working with Anna; Anyone who needs a (medical) illustrator need look no further!
Inge Bootsma, MD/PhD, General Practioner in training
2019 - present Medical and scientific illustrator at Sieben Medical Art
2017 - 2019 Medical illustrator at the WIOO educational institute at the University Medical Center Groningen
2018 Guest lecturer and co-organizer Medical 3D Modeling postgraduate course, Universidad de la Republica Uruguay
2016 Internship: Medical Illustrator and Educational Resources Developer at the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Dundee
Certificate in natural history illustration, University of Newcastle, Australia, 2018
MSc Medical Art (Distinction), The University of Dundee, 2015-2016
Bachelor of Medicine, University of Groningen, 2012-2015
Sieben Medical Art in the media
Authors interview, Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine
An interview about my work with interactive 3D models and the article that won the IMI Taylor & Francis Award.
Histology in 3D: development of an online interactive student resource on epithelium
This scientific article, published in the Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine, is based on my graduation project for the MSc Medical Art and describes the development and initial evaluation of the resource.
Interview Het Snijvlak (NL)
Linda Köke interviewed me about my work as a medical illustrator, medical science and art and wrote an article about it on her blog Het Snijvlak.
Women on Sketchfab Blogpost
Sketchfab invited me to write the inaugural blog post for a new series highlighting female artists in the community.
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