Hello and welcome to my website!
My name is Joanne and I work as a freelance Scientific Illustrator and Artist based in Leeds,UK.
I have an extensive background in laboratory based scientific research, having worked in both industrial and academic environments.
With a passion for research and scientific communication, the opportunity to combine these with my love of design has always been my ultimate ambition! I started Happyasabean Illustration in 2019 and have found, much like in the lab, there is always more to learn and new ideas to follow in the design world.
Please see my professional portfolio for further information about the projects that I have worked on.
PROFICIENT IN ADOBE SUITE AND MICROSOFT OFFICE
Pathology and Genomics
Queen Mary University
BSc Biomedical Science
Oxford Brookes University
in Biology, Chemistry, Physics
Framwellgate Sixth Form
SCIENTIFIC ILLUSTRATION EXPERIENCE
Anatomical Illustrations | My Informed Birth |Leeds, UK
I produced anatomical antenatal illustrations and biologically themed affirmations for use in hypnobirthing educational sessions.
Bespoke Illustration | Evox Therapeutics |Oxford, UK
I illustrated a cellular pathway illustration for use in company communications. This depicted the response of a CAR-T cell engaging with a target cell and the consequential production and release of engineered exosomes.
Cover Page Illustration | Roche | Copenhagen, Denmark
I produced a bespoke illustration for the cover of the Nucleic Acid Therapeutics journal based on a recent publication by a team at Roche.
Illustration update | Evox Therapeutics | Oxford, UK
I updated illustrations used in slide decks and company communications. These demonstrated the potential structures of patented therapeutic exosomes as 3D models which complimented the companies branding.
Central Saint Martins | University of Arts, LONDON
Short course, User Experience Design
University of California | via Coursera
Short course, Interaction Design
Leeds College of Music
Short course, Digital Illustration
Postgraduate Research | University of Leeds | 2015-2018
I researched the use of Oncolytic Viruses as a therapeutic approach in Acute Myeloid Leukaemia.
Research Technician | University of Leeds | 2014-2015
I researched the potential role of the proteasomal protein PSMD9 in ‘The Big Five’ cancers.
Laboratory Manager | Chronos Therapeutics | 2014
I acted as the senior member of a commercial research laboratory based in Oxford.
Research Technician | Chronos Therapeutics | 2012-2014
I helped to develop and implement a novel microscopy technique for the research of anti-ageing compounds.
Plasmacytoid dendritic cells orchestrate innate and adaptive anti-tumor immunity induced by oncolytic coxsackievirus A21 | 2019
Müller, L.M.E., Holmes, M., Michael, J.L. et al. . j. immunotherapy cancer 7, 164 doi:10.1186/s40425-019-0632-y
The role of PSMD9 in human disease: future clinical and therapeutic implications| 2015
Hopper, Joanne & Begum, Natasha & Smith, Laura & Hughes, Thomas. AIMS Molecular Science. 2. 476-484. 10.3934/molsci.2015.4.476.
AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
American Association of Cancer Research (AACR)
University of Leeds
110 Anniversary Research Scholarship
Society of Biomedical Science
Society of General Microbiology
Edge into Space
Scientists in Residence
Environmental Science Project
National Academy of Gifted and Talented Youths