About

Gill Brown is a freelance graphic designer and graphic illustrator, with a particular interest in scientific visual communication. As a former geophysicist, with many years of experience in both scientific research and commercial application, Gill has extensive knowledge of scientific figures and the conventions and strictures that often apply to their production.

Gill is available for graphic design and illustration work. She specialises in working collaboratively with scientists, particularly in their peer-to-peer communication. Her aim is to provide them with a visual communication solution that can then easily be adapted and edited by the scientists themselves for future use. She is keen that any images she generates for scientific research purposes can be made available for use by other researchers, via Creative Commons. Examples of her work can be seen on the Graphic Work page of this website. Please contact her via gill@graphical-science.com for more details.

Gill recently completed a PhD in graphic design at London College of Communication (University of the Arts London), submitting a practice-based thesis entitled, ‘Visual Elements and Visual Paradigms: re-thinking scientific conceptual figures through graphic design’. As part of her PhD, and now as on-going research, Gill is continuing a collaboration with the Centre for Neuroimaging Sciences at King’s College London, working on the production of conceptual figures. That collaboration is documented on a dedicated website, Neuroscience & Graphic Design, with additional writing on the Research page of this website. If you are interested in Gill’s research work, or have questions or comments, then please do get in touch.

October 2019