About


I'm Gwun-Yee Chin, a medical illustrator based in Toronto, Canada. I create illustrations and interactive visuals that help my clients communicate their biomedical and scientific concepts in a way that is understandable, beautiful, and memorable.

When clients approach me, all of them have complex stories that they are looking to tell. I am successful because I understand that every project is unique in its target audience, key message, and overall purpose. This allows me to create imagery that is truly tailored to fit the needs of my clients.

Feel free to view my online portfolio to see some of the work I've done to date.



Gwun-Yee Chin

Background


I completed my undergraduate studies in Engineering Science at the University of Toronto, majoring in biomedical engineering. Seeking to pursue further studies in biomedical science, I discovered the field of Biomedical Communications and enrolled in the graduate program offered at the University of Toronto. This program, unique in Canada, is one of five accredited programs of its kind. It was the perfect opportunity to combine my background in biomedical science with my love for art and design. I am now working as a medical illustrator and have never looked back since.

When I'm not working, I like to spend time at the dance studio or mixing music. Some of my other hobbies include reading, photography, watching movies, and snowboarding.



Education


2008 - 2010
MScBMC, Master of Science in Biomedical Communications
University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Medical Science,
Biomedical Communications

2004 - 2008
BASc, Bachelor of Applied Science
University of Toronto, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering,
Engineering Science (Major in Biomedical Engineering)



Awards & Recognition


2010
Wendy M. Kates Award, University of Toronto Biomedical Communications
Received for academic achievement in a Master's Research Project in Biomedical Media Design

2010
Vesalian Scholar, The Vesalius Trust
Received for Master’s Research Project on Visualizing the Motor Movements of Autism Using Motion Capture Animation to Facilitate Differential Diagnosis

2010
Award of Merit, Association of Medical Illustrators
Received for the illustration, Parosteal Osteosarcoma, in the student instructional color category

2010
Award of Excellence, University of Toronto Biomedical Communications
Received for displaying outstanding didactic qualities, scientific accuracy, and artistic excellence in the illustration, Parosteal Osteosarcoma

2009
Award of Merit, Association of Medical Illustrators
Received for the illustration, Obtuse Marginal Coronary Artery Bypass, in the student instructional color category



If you'd like to discuss a project, please don't hesitate to contact me.



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