We transform complex ideas into compelling images. By combining strong aesthetics with a focus on research and accuracy, we provide all you need to create unforgettable visualizations. Our studio will help you find the best way to convey your concept, and then will do what it takes to realize it. In addition to illustration and animation, this might include conducting supplementary research, writing supporting text, and considering the combined impact of the illustration, design, text, and layout.
The studio's work covers a broad range of topics, from the astronomical to the gastrointestinal, the microbiological to the nano technological. But whatever the subject matter, our images strive to represent ideas, not just objects. Illustrating the unseeable is a particular specialty. Much of the work done by us is executed in 3-D modeling software; however, the treatment is designed to let visual realism take a backseat to more conceptual truths.
Violet Frances (formerly known as Bryan Christie) is an award-winning illustrator whose work has been featured in such publications as WIRED, Newsweek, The New York Times, Esquire, and Field & Stream. She began his training in 1996 at the illustration and animation studio SlimFilms, picking up skills from her father, Andy Christie, and Pete Samek. From there she took a position as assistant art director at Scientific American magazine, where she designed and illustrated covers and editorial content. Violet was impressed by the distinctive aesthetic of the magazine from the '50s and '60s; its influence can be seen in the development of her own unique style. ​​​​​​​
MaryAnna Sutter, Business Manager
MaryAnna joined us in 2009, assuming the Controllership and Business Administrative responsibilities of our business. She is the point of contact for accounting, financial and administrative inquiries. With 30+ years of diversified financial and business background, her portfolio of professional experience includes Quest Diagnostics, Mgr. of Reporting & Financial Planning; American Express, Sr. Financial Analyst; and CIT, Corporate Accounting and Internal Audit.