Laura Wikenheiser

Freelance Digital Artist & Graphic Designer

Location:Mission Viejo, California, United States
2 Skills
As a Biomedical Artist, Laura Wikenheiser has developed her skills of accurate digital illustration, graphic design, life drawing, storyboarding, motion graphics, file processing, team coordination and project organization. Laura’s experiences allowed her to successfully lead a group of highly skilled artists to complete multiple projects on strict deadlines, and act as liaison between her team, project managers, and the creative director.


Fall 2005 – Spring 2008
BFA, Biomedical Art
The Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio

Fall 2003 – Spring 2005
Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, Ohio


June 2008 – November 2010
Biomedical Illustrator/Animator
Lachina Publishing Services, Cleveland, Ohio
Roles: Art Lead, 2D/3D Medical Illustrator/Animator, and Production Artist

-Direct and advise artists
-Act as liaison between artist team, project managers and creative director
-Evaluate quality, accuracy, and style consistency of each project
-Communicate with clients, project managers, and composition department
-Complete time estimate for budget configuration

-Conceptualize a client’s intent, develop the concept beyond the original idea, and translate it into a style appropriate for the publication goals and audience
-Create medically and scientifically accurate digital artwork, interface designs and marketing materials to promote company products

-Construct illustrations, including graphs, charts, diagrams, 2D drawings, and integration of 3D components
-Verify file naming according to client- and project-specific naming conventions
-Verify printability of all art files

Fall 2005 – Spring 2008
Assistant to the Department Chair of Biomedical Art
The Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio

-Work directly with the Department Chair to complete tasks
-Explain the Biomedical Art department in school tours, department meetings, and to school donors
-Organize and maintain the department studio
Skills (2) Rating
Digital Art
Graphic Design