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  • Writer's picturePaul Kelly

Medical Illustration Podcast - Ryan Kissinger interview

Updated: Aug 26, 2022

On this episode of the Medical Illustration podcast, I talk with Ryan Kissinger, an award-winning medical illustrator working at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases lab (NIAID) in Hamilton Montana.

Ryan graduated from the Biomedical Communications program at the University of Toronto–Mississauga in 2010. He has experience in a wide range of media including 3D animation and both traditional and digital illustration. In this conversation, Ryan shares some of what he’s learned from taking on a short film passion project, his experience working in traditional watercolour, and why Adobe Illustrator is his software tool of choice.

You can check out Ryan's work on his Instagram and on Vimeo


48 hour film project

Adobe Premiere Pro

Vitruvian Fine Art Studio

Unity game engine

Sam Bond, UIC

Ryan’s Instagram

Visual Abstracts for journals

David Goodsell

TN visas in the US

UC Santa Cruz Scientific Illustration program

University of Toronto–Mississauga Biomedical Communications program

University of British Colombia

MC Escher

Adobe Illustrator

Ryan’s Vimeo

Maxon Cinema4D

Harmony ToonBoom

Left-handed DNA article from The Scientist

NIAID at Rocky Mountain Labs, NIH, Hamilton, Montana

Association of Medical Illustrators

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