Dr Gill Brown is a former geophysicist, now graphic designer and illustrator, based in London and working in the field of scientific visual communication. In 2019, Gill was awarded a PhD from University of the Arts London, investigating scientific conceptual figures through graphic design practice. She is now using her research in the following ways:

  • Graphic design workshops – created specifically to help scientists improve their visual communication. The workshops cover the basics of good graphic design practice and provide hands-on experience of creating editable, adaptable figures.
  • Freelance graphic design and illustration – helping scientists to create beautiful and effective figures and graphical abstracts, that can then be adapted for use in papers, presentations and more.
  • Ongoing research – writing and presenting about practice-based research in the arts and the graphic design of scientific visual communication.

In 2017, as part of her PhD research, Gill began a collaboration with members of the Centre for Neuroimaging Sciences, at King’s College London. That collaboration is ongoing and is documented in full on a dedicated website, Neuroscience & Graphic Design.

To get in touch with Gill, email her directly at:


UPcoming Events & news

Gill is looking forward to running some online graphic design workshops with research scientists of the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin during June 2022.

The publication of the Pattern and Chaos: making and meaning anthology, compiled by staff of Norwich University of the Arts, has been confirmed and Gill’s contribution, Simplifying Complexity: the visual language of neuroscience, is now finalised. More details on the publication in due course.

And during May this website has been undergoing a redesign – apologies if you find that some links have been unavailable while this process is ongoing.


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Curriculum Vitae