About me

I was born in Albania to a family of chemists and physicists who love to draw in their spare time. When I was 5, I moved to Greece, where I discovered my passion for art. At 13, I came to Toronto, Canada just in time to begin the International Baccalaureate Programme, which ignited my love for biological sciences.

In 2009, I received my Honours Bachelor of Science in Human Biology at the University of Toronto, and I just recently completed my Master of Science in Biomedical Communications (MScBMC) at the same university. BMC is a unique, interdisciplinary, and highly accredited graduate program that teaches how to understand and express scientific concepts through art.

My area of specialty lies in biomedical illustration, animation and interactive media. My ultimate goal is to grow into a biomedical communications specialist who can create beautiful work that educates, inspires, and most importantly, improves health care and the general quality of life. Aside from drawing and scripting, my hobbies include running and dancing.

See below for a summary of my skills or click here for my complete résumé. You can also view my self-promotional tear sheet by clicking here.

Skills

Scientic Proficiency: anatomy, embryology, neuroanatomy, histopathology
Media Proficiency (Traditional): pen & ink, graphite, carbon dust, oil paint
Media Proficiency (Digital): Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, After Effects), Maxon Cinema 4D, Unity 3D
Programming Languages: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, ActionScript 3.0
Languages: fluent in English, Albanian and conversational Greek