About

 Dorothy Fatunmbi M.S. Medical Illustrator

Dorothy Fatunmbi M.S.
Medical Illustrator

Hello, and thank you for stopping by my website! I’m an artist with a love for the sciences. It all started with a research trip to collect bird-banding data at the Shoals Marine Laboratory. I was part of a team that analyzed the stopover ecology of small migrating birds.

During one of our trips, I learned about a biological illustration course being taught just up the hill from our bird-banding station. I looked into the course and signed up to take it the following year.

It was during that course that I changed my career path from pre-veterinary medicine to medical Illustration! I had never felt so impossibly thrilled while drawing in my whole life! After completing my Bachelors degree in Biology I entered the Biomedical Visualization program at the University of Illinois at Chicago. There, I received my Masters degree in Biomedical Visualization.

I find immense satisfaction in creating visuals for the purpose of teaching and telling a story. I think the life sciences are incredibly exciting and hope to convey that delight and appreciation in my work. I hope you enjoy my illustrations! If you would like to work together, please contact me at dorothy.fatunmbi(at)gmail.com.


 The view on our way to the Marine Laboratory

The view on our way to the Marine Laboratory

 The banding station at the Shoals Marine Laboratory. Appledore Island, ME

The banding station at the Shoals Marine Laboratory. Appledore Island, ME

 The Class : My first specimen! A shell collected on the shore. 

The Class : My first specimen! A shell collected on the shore.