Tina Pavlatos is a highly-experienced medical illustrator located in the beautiful woods of Ohio. She specializes in creating medical art for books, medical journals, websites, charts, diagrams and patient education materials. Having run her own medical art business for the last 20 years, Tina has had the opportunity to work with many different types of clients, from individual physicians, authors, physical therapists and attorneys to large publishing companies, medical journals, hospitals and PR firms.
“I love the challenge of creating informative, understandable and accurate illustrations from a collection of medical data.” – Tina
Created digitally in color or black & white, Tina’s illustrations are informative, understandable and accurate. She creates anatomical, editorial and patient education illustrations as well as medical-legal illustrations, charts, diagrams.
Tina also loves creating logos to reflect the unique nature of a business or its owner.
“Logos don’t have to be boring, generic or expensive.” – Tina
Tina is a professional member of the Association of Medical Illustrators. In her free time, Tina also loves creating hand-built pottery! She also works to improve the lives of women and children in her community through her involvement in Zonta and Womenade.
Scroll down to enjoy a sampling of her excellent illustration work as well as some of her beautiful pottery.
In this special feature, we also hear from Tina about her unique story on becoming a medical illustrator.
Inner Ear Anatomy
Full Knee Replacement
Tooth and Implant Anatomy
“I grew up in Bountiful, Utah (a city just north of Salt Lake City.) As a kid I loved to draw and thought I wanted to be a pediatrician. When I started high school, I was advised not to take art because the teacher was too hard to please. People said I would risk lowering my GPA. I signed up for art classes anyway. That became one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I spent all my free time in the art room working on projects. Senior year my art teacher, Mr Bettin, encouraged me to look at art schools for college. I requested information from only one, the Cleveland Institute of Art. When the catalogue arrived and I saw the Medical Illustration section I knew I had found what I wanted to do. I spent the next 5 years in Cleveland learning Medical Illustration techniques from Kathy Jung and Rick Hall. After graduating my first job was working for Wayne Heim. I learned new techniques from Wayne. I also saw first-hand what it was like to run your own medical illustration business. While I was in Cleveland, I met my husband. When we married and moved to his hometown near Dayton, OH I started my own Medical Illustration studio called Visual Anatomy. I primarily work with doctor’s, professors and other medical professionals who need illustrations for books or presentations about their research.” – Tina Pavlatos, Visual Anatomy