Experience

Jennifer E. Fairman, CMI, FAMI

:: education

Board Certification

:: January 2011 – December 2015

:: January 2005 – December 2010

:: January 2000 – December 2005

 

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine | Baltimore, MD

:: Master of Arts in Medical and Biological Illustration, May 1999

:: Masters Thesis: Prosauropod and Iguanid Jaw Musculature: A Study on the Evolution of Form and Function

 

University of Maryland | College Park, MD

:: Bachelor of Science in Biology, May 1995

:: Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art, May 1995

:: Minor: German Language

 

Maryland Institute College of Art | Baltimore, MD

School for Professional and Continuing Studies. 2007 – present

:: experience

January 2006 – present | Assistant Professor | Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Department of Art as Applied to Medicine

  1. Instruction in the Graduate Program for Medical and Biological Illustration
    • ME:120.708 – Media Reproduction: methodology, specifications and preparation
    • ME:120.718 – Digital Lab Essentials: modalities of remote communication
    • ME:120.720 – Digital Imaging I: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop Tone
    • ME:120.721 – Digital Imaging II: Adobe Photoshop Color
    • ME:120.723 – Digital Imaging IV: AfterEffects 2D Animation
    • ME:120.724 – Digital Imaging V: Web Design, Animation and Interactivity
    • ME:120.750 – Surgical Illustration: Illustration of surgical procedures from operating room sketches for medical education.
    • ME:120.754 – Research and Thesis: Original investigation under preceptor and advisor
    • ME:120.756 – Operating Room Sketching: Introduction to OR protocol, observation and recording of surgical procedures
    • ME:120.757 – Portfolio: Web Design, Animation and Interactivity
  2. Graduate School Admissions Committee JHU
  3. Medical School Council, 2007 – 2011
  4. Leadership Program for Women Faculty 2010 – 2011
  5. Curriculum planning and development
  6. Production of traditional and digital illustration/multimedia design including medical and scientific illustration, patient education, 2D medical animation, web and interactive media for Johns Hopkins and surrounding medical community.

Nov 2000 – present | Certified Medical Illustrator, Founder and Principal | Fairman Studios, LLC

    Traditional and digital media in medical, biological and scientific communications. Board certified biomedical communications specializing in medical illustration, scientific and biological illustration, medical animation, interactive design, web publication and graphic design for the Biomedical, Scientific and Healthcare industries.

January 2001 – 2007 | Creative Director | ZapThink, LLC, Waltham, MA

    Corporate communications, identity and branding, online and printed media design.

Sept 1999 to Nov 2000 | Medical Illustrator | Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA

    Traditional and digital illustration/multimedia design including medical and scientific illustration, patient education, 2D medical animation, web and interactive media for Lahey Clinic and the surrounding medical community.

May 1994 to Sept 1999 | Scientific Illustrator, Research Associate and Web Developer | Department of Entomology, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Systematic Entomology Laboratory, ARS, USDA, Washington, DC

    Research, collecting and illustration in systematic entomology and taxonomy. Scanning-electron microscopy, micro-photography, illustration, graphic design and presentation design for scientific staff. Designed, formatted, and produced a World Wide Web site for the Department of Entomology, Diptera and Coleoptera Units. Created custom HTML, designed original web documents.

May 1998 to Aug 1998 | Medical Illustration Intern | Hurd Studios, Brooklyn, NY

    Research, storyboard development and digital illustration for animation for patient education and medical-video projects.

Aug 1995 to Aug 1996 | Scientific Illustrator | Department of Microbiology The University of Maryland, College Park, MD

    Microbial illustration for department faculty publications and monographs

Jan 1992 – May 1995 | Illustrator and Graphic Designer Reprographics | Department of Communications Services, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

    Illustration, graphic design and desktop publishing for the University of Maryland community

May 1991 to January 1992 | Exhibits Assistant | The Virginia Living Museum, Newport News, VA

    Illustrated mammals and plants for education and exhibits. Assisted in exhibit display, design and assembly. Created murals for in-house and traveling museum exhibits.

:: selected published work

Monographs:

 

Books:

 

  • Hunter, John Ed. Atlas of Minimally Invasive Surgery, McGraw Hill, (in press).
  • Wile, Jay L., Life Sciences, Apologia, December 2007.
  • Johnson, Rebecca L., Jack Desrocher, and Jennifer E. Fairman, Ultra-Organized Cell Systems (Microquests) Lerner Publishing Group, September 2007.
  • Johnson, Rebecca L., Jack Desrocher, and Jennifer E. Fairman, Amazing DNA (Microquests) Lerner Publishing Group, September 2007.
  • Johnson, Rebecca L., Jack Desrocher, and Jennifer E. Fairman, Daring Cell Defenders (Microquests) Lerner Publishing Group, September 2007.
  • Johnson, Rebecca L., Jack Desrocher, and Jennifer E. Fairman, Mighty Animal Cells (Microquests) Lerner Publishing Group, September 2007.
  • Johnson, Rebecca L., Jack Desrocher, and Jennifer E. Fairman, Powerful Plant Cells (Microquests) Lerner Publishing Group, September 2007.
  • Skaggs, David L, Modern Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2007.
  • Krebs, Charles, Applied Ecology University of Canberra, Ecology, 2006
  • Beck, Paul, Jennifer E. Fairman, The Human Body, Disney Press, 2006.
  • Barrack, Robert L. Ed., Aaron G., M.D. Rosenberg Ed., Jennifer E. Fairman, Hugh Thomas, The Hip (Master Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery) Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins, 2006
  • Warner, Jon J.P. Complex and Revision Problems in Shoulder Surgery, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2004. Science Explorer Prentice Hall School. 2005.
  • Robinson, Angela, You Build It Skull Model (Smart Lab), Becker & Mayer; Kit edition, August 1, 2005.
  • Colombo, Luann, Jennifer E. Fairman, Mechanical Hand, Becker & Mayer, 2005.
  • Skaggs, David L. and John M. Flynn, Eds., Pediatric Orthopaedics: Staying Out of Trouble, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2005.
  • Barrack, Robert L. Master Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery, Hip Orthopaedics, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2005.
  • Colombo, Luann, Jennifer E. Fairman, Bones, Bones, Bones, Becker & Mayer, 2005.
  • Senay, Emily. Women’s Guide to Men’s Health. Simon and Schuster, 2004.
  • Bennett, Jennie M., Middle School Math. Holt, Rinehart and Winston. 2004.
  • Brunicardi, F. Charles , Dana K. Andersen, Timothy R. Billiar, David L. Dunn, John G. Hunter, Jeffery B. Mathews, Pollock, Raphael E., Seymour I. Schwartz, Schwartz Principles of Surgery, 8th ed, McGraw Hill, 2004.
  • Colombo, Luann, Jennifer E. Fairman, and Craig Zuckerman, Uncover the Human Body, Silver Dolphin Press, 2003.
  • Campbell, Neil, Exploring Life, Prentice Hall School, November 2002.
  • Ropeik, David and George Gray, Risk: A Practical Guide for Deciding What’s Really Safe and What’s Really Dangerous in the World Around You Houghton-Mifflin, 2002.
  • Mistretta, Tony International Classification of Diseases Diagnostic Coding Manual, 2003 Edition Medical Management Institute, 2002.
  • Buaer, Evelyn, Pacemaker Biology Pearson Learning. 2002.
  • Mistretta, Tony, ET AL. Coding Utility Books, 2003 Editions [Coding and Medicare for Allergy], [Coding and Medicare for Urology]. Medical Management Institute, 2003.
  • Barret, David M., MD, and John J. Smith, III, MD. Implantation of the Artificial Genitourinary Sphincter. Campbell’s Urology, 2001.

:: proficiencies

Over 15 years cumulative illustration experience using traditional media in line, tone and color. Traditional illustration skills include proficiency in graphite, carbon dust, colored pencil, watercolor, acrylic, pen & ink, photography, airbrush and silver-pointe. Illustration, animation, graphic design, interactive design and web services using software on both Macintosh and PC platforms including: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe AfterEffects, Adobe Flash, Adobe Edge, Adobe InDesign, Osirix, 3DStudioMax, FileMakerPro, Poser, Adobe Dreamweaver, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript and JQuery.

:: symposia

GNSI Educational Series, Digital Illustration:

Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian, March 2009.

 

Navigating the Labyrinth of the Inner Ear: Achieving “Balance” as a Clinician-Scientist (animations):

Lloyd B. Minor, MD, Andelot Professor of Otolaryngology, Department of Otolaryngology, Dean’s Lecture, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, March, 2008.

 

Medical Illustration: The Art of Communicating Science:

Baltimore School for the Arts, Baltimore, MD, 2009.

Johns Hopkins Hospital, Department of Plastic Surgery Seminar Program, 2007.

Maryland Institute College of Art, Illustration Thesis and Seminar Program, 2007.

 

Digital Watercolor Wash:

Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, Ithaca, NY, 2008.

Techniques Showcase, Association of Medical Illustrators, Boston, MA, 2006.

Brown Bag Lunch, AAM, JHU SOM, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009.

Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, Bar Harbor, ME, 2005.

 

Small Business Round-Table:

Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, 2008.

Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, Ithaca, NY, 2008.

Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, Bozeman, MT, 2007.

Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, Bar Harbor, ME, 2005.

Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 2003.

 

Designing Eye-catching Brochures and Webpages:

American Medical Writer’s Association, New England Regional Conference, 2005.

 

Penguin and Puffin Coast: Illustrations for the Saint Louis Zoo:

Mid-Atlantic Biocommunicators Meeting, Frederick MD, 2006.

Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, Williamsburg, VA, 2004.

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Student Exchange, Baltimore, MD, 2004.

 

Get Organized! Archiving and Organization with FileMaker and QuickBooks Pro: Techniques Showcase, Association of Medical Illustrators, Indianapolis, IN, 2008. Techniques Showcase, Association of Medical Illustrators, Bozeman, MT, 2007. Concurrent Session, Association of Medical Illustrators, Bozeman, MT, 2007. Concurrent Session, Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, Bozeman, MT, 2007. Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Student Exchange, Baltimore, MD, 2004.

 

Setting up Shop: Graphic Artists Guild, Boston, MA, April 2005. Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, Williamsburg, VA, 2004. Graphic Artists Guild, Boston Chapter, Massachusetts Arts Institute, Boston, MA, 2004.

Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, 2003.

Graphic Artists Guild, Boston Chapter, Massachusetts Arts Institute, Boston, MA, 2002.

 

Vesalius Scholars Session:

Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, 2011.

Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Meeting, Portland, OR, 2010.

Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Meeting, Richmond, VA, 2009.

Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, 2008.

Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Meeting, Bozeman, MT, 2007.

Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, 2006.

Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Meeting, Thousand Oaks, CA, 2005.

Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Meeting, Cleveland, OH, 2004.

Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 2003.

Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Meeting, Austin, TX, 2002.

 

Prosauropod and Iguanid Jaw Musculature: A Study on the Evolution of Form and Function:

Vesalius Trust Scholars Symposium, Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA 1999.

MCG-Hopkins Student Exchange, Augusta, GA, 1999.

Department of Art as Applied to Medicine, JHU, Baltimore, MD 1999.

 

First Timer’s Workshop:

Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Meeting, Cleveland, OH, 2004.

Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 2003.

Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Meeting, Austin, TX, 2002.

Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Meeting, Asilomar, CA, 2001.

Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Meeting, Rochester, MN, 2000.

Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, 1999.

 

Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad (INBio):

Instructor, Scientific Illustration, Santo Domingo, Heredia, Costa Rica, 1997.

 

BugFest! (Scientific Illustration Presentation):

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC, 1997

 

HTML: the Internet and the World Wide Web

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 1998, 2007, 2008. Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, Washington, DC Chapter Meeting 1996. Guild of Natural Science Illustrators Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, 1996.

 

Disseminating Biosystematic Information on the World Wide Web:

Smithsonian 150th Birthday Party on the Mall, Washington, DC, 1996.

National Conference of the Entomological Society of America, Louisville, KY, 1996.

Eastern Branch Conference of the Entomological Society of America, Williamsburg, VA, 1996.

Department of Entomology, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC, 1996.

 

Undergraduate Teaching Assistantship:

Art Theory, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, 1993.

:: exhibitions

2011 :: Science Agora Exhibit, Tokyo, Japan

2011 :: Annual Exhibition (Juried), Maryland Institute College of Art, School Professional and Continuing Studies,

2011 :: AMI Annual Salon, Baltimore, MD

2010 :: AMI Annual Salon, Portland, OR

2009 :: AMI Annual Salon, Richmond, VA

2008 :: AMI Annual Salon, Indianapolis, IN

2007 :: 6th Annual IC Members Show at the Art Institute of Washington, Arlington, VA

2007 :: Science Agora Exhibit, Tokyo, Japan

2007 :: AMI Annual Salon, Bozeman, MT

2006 :: 5th Annual IC Members Show at the Art Institute of Washington, Arlington, VA

2006 :: Mid-Atlantic Biocommunicators People’s Choice Salon, Frederick, MD

2006 :: AMI Annual Salon, Boston, MA

2006 :: Illustrators Club, 13th Annual Exhibition, Washington, DC

2005 :: AMI Annual Salon, Thousand Oaks, CA

2004 :: AMI Annual Salon, Cleveland, OH

2003 :: AMI Annual Salon, New Orleans, LA

2002 :: AMI Annual Salon, Austin, TX

2001 :: Image and Meaning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

2001 :: AMI Annual Salon, Asilomar, CA

1999 :: AMI Annual Salon, Atlanta, GA

1999 :: The 31st Annual Juried GNSI Exhibition, Richland, WA

1998 :: The Aquatic Animal Health Symposium, National Aquarium, Baltimore, MD

1998 :: AMI Annual Salon, Toronto, ON, Canada

1998 :: AMI Regional Salon, Richmond, VA

1997 :: The 29th Annual Juried GNSI Exhibition, Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz, CA

1996 :: Eyes on Science: Illustrating Natural History, NMNH, Smithsonian Institution

1996 :: From Easel to Book: Picturing Natural History, NMNH, Smithsonian Libraries Exhibit

1995 :: Senior Art Exhibit, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

1993 :: Art Attack Juried Art Show, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

1992, 1993 :: Student Exhibition of Scientific Illustration, University of Maryland, College Park93

:: honors

The Association of Medical Illustrators

2011 :: Muriel McLatchie Miller Fine Art Award

2011 :: Ralph Sweet Member’s Choice Award

2011 :: Award of Excellence, Professional Editorial

2010 :: Award of Merit, Professional Instructional Tone

2010 :: Award of Merit, Professional Editorial

2009 :: Max Br&#246del Award of Excellence, Professional Instructional Tone

2008 :: Outstanding Service Award

2007 :: Inducted as a Fellow of the Association of Medical Illustrators

2007 :: Award of Excellence, Professional Editorial.

2007 :: Max Br&#246del Award of Excellence, Professional Instructional Tone

2003 :: Award of Merit, Professional Marketing and Promotional

2002 :: Award of Merit, Professional Editorial

2001 :: Award of Merit, Professional Editorial

1999 :: Award of Merit, Student Medical Tone

1998 :: Award of Merit, Student Medical Tone

1998 :: Best of Show, Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting

 

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

2010 :: Leadership Program for Women Faculty, OWISM, Johns Hopkins SOM

1998 :: William P. Didusch Scholarship

1997 :: William P. Didusch Scholarship Vesalius Trust

1999 :: Inez Demonet Award.

1999 :: Vesalian Research Grant Smithsonian Institution

1996 :: Smithsonian Women’s Committee Grant

1995 :: Fellow, James Smithson Society Grant

 

University of Maryland

1994 :: Senior Summer Scholarship, Department of Undergraduate Studies

1994 :: Phi Sigma Biological Honor Society, UMD Vice-president

1992+ :: Golden Key National Honor Society Other Awards

2011 :: Finalist, NSF International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge

2009 :: Best Multispecialty Video of the 18th SLS Annual Meeting & Endo Expo (I. Green)

2008 :: Silver Award, Illustrators Club of Washington DC

2008 :: Certificate of Merit, Illustrators Club of Washington DC

2007 :: Semi-Finalist, NSF International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge

2006 :: Honorable Mention People’s Choice Salon of Mid-Atlantic Biocommunicators

2006 :: Silver Award, Illustrators Club of Washington DC

2006 :: Certificate of Merit, Illustrators Club of Washington DC.

2004 :: Silver Award, Consumer Health Publishers Association & Online Health Assoc.

2001 :: Finalist New England Web Design Awards: Best Promotional Portfolio, Aquent

:: professional associations

Association of Medical Illustrators

Fellow, 2007 – present

Professional Member, 1999 – present

Student Member, 1997 – 1999

Board of Governors, 2004 – 2008

Editorial Council, 2008

Council on Education, 1999 – 2000

Annual Salon Juror, Cleveland, 2004

Meeting Planning, Program Committee Member, New Orleans, 2003

Meeting Planning, Website/Logo & Assistant Coordinator, Boston, 2006

Meeting Planning, Website/Logo, Bozeman 2007

Meeting Planning, Website, Indianapolis 2008

Meeting Planning, Website/Logo, Richmond 2009

Meeting Planning, Website/Logo, Portland 2010

Meeting Planning, Website/Logo, Toronto 2011

First Timer’s Workshop Coordinator, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004

Vesalius Scholars Moderator, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

Scholarship Committee Member, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006

Corporate Sponsorship Committee Member, 2001, 2002

Artist’s Rights Committee Member, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

CE Committee Member (Video and Web), 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

Website Committee Member, 2006, 2007, Vice-chair 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

PR Committee Member, 2006, 2007, 2008

B’More Creatives

Member, 2011 – present

Graphic Artists Guild Member, 2000 – 2005

Secretary, Boston Chapter, 2004

Co-Treasurer, Boston Chapter 2003, 2004

Guild of Natural Science Illustrators

Member, 1994 – present

Washington DC Chapter Program Coordinator, 1996 – 1997

Vesalius Trust

Scholar Trustee, 1999 – 2000

Board Member, 2001 – 2004, 2004 – 2007

Advisor, 2007 – 2008

Webmaster, 2000 – present

Massachusetts Business Association

Member, 2002 – 2005

Association of Registered Medical Professionals

MMI Advisory Board Public Member, 2003

American Craft Council

Member, 2005 – present

Illustrators Club of Washington DC

Member, 2006 – present

Greater Baltimore Technology Council

Member, 2009 – present

Volunteer Work:

Honored for Life – The Living Legacy Foundation & Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2007 – present