About the artist

Mesa Schumacher Principal
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Mesa is an artist, illustrator, and animator based in Seattle and DC, though she spends most of her time living and working from different locations around the world.  She specializes in aesthetic display of information, especially medical and scientific subject matter.  Mesa grew up in Seattle WA, surrounded by the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest where she developed a love for science and art.

Mesa holds a degree in Anthropological Science with a specialization in Anatomy and Archaeology from Stanford University (2008).  She earned a Graduate Certificate in Natural Science Illustration from the University of Washington (2012), studied fine art at GAGE Academy in Seattle, and most recently earned a MA from the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine at Johns Hopkins Medical School, (2015).

Mesa has illustrated for National Geographic, Scientific American, The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, The National Zoo and Aquarium, academic institutions such as Stanford, Harvard, UC Berkeley, Santa Cruz, and Merced, Oxford, Johns Hopkins University and many more.  Her archaeological art has taken her on site in digs in Turkey, Belize, Peru, and Portugal.  She has exhibited in Asia, Europe, and across the United States, and her illustration has taken her around the world.

Artistic Collaborators

handsWe are a boutique illustration studio, specializing in editorial, publishing, scientific research, and 3D solutions.   Because of our small size, we take on work from isolated illustrative needs to mid-sized visualization projects and campaigns with needs spanning illustration, design, infographics, 3D modeling and animation.

With over 10 years experience scientific visualization, we collaborate with experts in different scientific and medical fields, and visualization techniques, and will happily bring on collaborators if your project needs go beyond our normal scope.  If you have questions about how Mesa Information Illustration can help you, please contact us!