I am a freelance scientific and medical illustrator living in Baltimore, MD. I hold a B.A. in Physical Anthropology (Evolution and Archaeology) from Stanford University, a Certificate in Natural Science Illustration from the University of Washington, and is a Master's Candidate for Medical Illustration at Johns Hopkins University.
My specialties are medical, archaeology and anthropology, and biology with particular experience in ornithology, entomology, and paleontology.
I worked for 3 years as a site illustrator at Çatalhöyük archaeological excavation in Turkey, as well as work on sites in Belize, Portugal, Peru, and in USA. I have done contract academic work for such institutions as Stanford, Harvard, Brown, South London, Buffalo, UC Stanta Cruz, and University of Washington.
I have worked for institutions, editorial and publishing including the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, National Zoo and National Geographic.
My work is a combination of traditional and digital media. I work in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Maya3D, Zbrush, Sculptris, Cinema 4D, SketchUp, Corel Draw, Corel Paint, Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor and Gouache, Pen and ink, scratch, clayboard, carbon dust, charcoal, pastel, and of course good old graphite.
I am currently available for freelance hire.
Mesa is available for contract and freelance hire.
Personal website: www.mesaschumacher.com
Re-sale illustrations: http://science-art.com/member/?id=24879#.Umk6rPnOlXE
Purchase print merchendise: http://www.cafepress.com/mesaartanddesign