Jane Hurd

Bacteria

With permission from the artist

This image for National Geographic epitomizes Jane’s elegant, aesthetic approach to medical subject matter, eye-catching yet subtle and informative.  This was done as an airbrush painting.

Jane Hurd was a UIC grad in 1968, and distinguished herself as a multiple award-winning illustrator.  She cofounded NYC-based Hurd Studios in 1998, which was a pioneering firm creating outstanding medical animations, including the Time/Life Medical Video series with former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, MD. Jane received the AMI Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008, and served as AMI President in 2012.