Melisa Beveridge


Current             Mercy College—working towards BS in Veterinary Technology

2007                 University of California Santa Cruz—Science Illustration graduate certificate

2002-2006      University of Montana—graduated with honors

B.A. in Biology with an option in Natural History, B.A. in Art, Wilderness Studies minor

Work History

2004-present       Freelance Science Illustrator and Publication Designer, have drawn and designed for various publications; See below.  Current long-term freelance clients include American Museum of Natural History‘s Scientific Publication Department (layout for Novitates) and RLSimonson Studios (illustrations and print design for college-level science laboratory manuals)

2012-present       One Love Animal Hosptial, Veterinary Technician, surgical assistant.

10/07-03/10        Natural History Magazine, Associate Art Director; layout, design, production, illustration, bookkeeping, management of interns and schedules

8/07-1/08           American Museum of Natural History, Illustrator in the Vertebrate Paleontology Dept.; drew turtle skull fossil reconstructions


Print layout design for various scientific publications using InDesign CS5.5.

Gouache, watercolor, pen and ink, colored pencil, graphite, scratchboard, silverpoint, Adobe Photoshop,


Illustration Publications

2013     MindFuel—29 illustrations prepared for education materials

2012     Le magazine de la santé” / “Allô docteurs”—1 image for use on France’s 5 television networks

              Acorn Naturalists—3 illustrations for use on nature interpretation panels

              Gerry Carter—1 image for research depiction purposes

2011     Sterling Innovation: Inside Butterflies—body of work: multiple paintings for a book about butterflies

              RLSimonson Studios, Inc.—1 illustration for a science lab text

2010     University of California Press—1 image for cover of book

              Aviarios Sloth Sanctuary—2 large banners for museum display

              Assembly—5 drawings in a literary journal

              Guild of Natural Science Illustrators—1 drawing used on cover of Guild publication

              University of Colorado—60 small drawings for a scientific study

              American Museum of Natural History—2 drawings in research bulletin

              Hal Leonard Corporation—2 drawings for a book

              Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources—1 drawing used in a video

2009     Natural History Magazine; November 2009 issue—1 drawing

              Quayside Publishing Group—1 drawing for a book

              Papawai Press—1 drawing for a book

              Natural History Magazine; May 2009 issue—2 drawings; 1 graph

2008     PBS-Dragonfly TV/ Twin Cities Public Television—1 image used in a TV program

              Acorn Naturalists Group—8 images used on nature interpretation panels

              Montana Outdoors Magazine; July/August 2008 issue—1 drawing

              Herb Companion Magazine; July 2008 issue—2 drawings

              Natural History Magazine; February 2008 issue—1 drawing, double page spread

                       May 2008 issue—1 drawing, September 2008 issue—1 drawing, double page spread

              Villa Matilde Wildlife Education Center—several illustrations donated to nature center in Spain

              Meerkat Media;“Every Third Bite, Media That Matters Film Festival—2 drawings used in a film

2007     Science Notes—1 drawing

               Western Montana Mycological Association—1 drawing for their website

               The Cultivar—3 drawings

2006      Coleopterists Bulletin—2 drawings

               University of Montana Herbarium—interpretive display put together

2005      Montana Natural History Center and Museum—several drawings used for display

2004     Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Ranch Plant Key (internship)

Publication Design

2010-current       American Museum of Natural History Novitates — production design (contract client)

2012-current       History of Medicine  —  Layout, design, and production of textbook.

10/07-03/10        Natural History Magazine, Associate Art Director; layout, design, production.

Art Exhibitions

2011     Galeria Tonantzin Women Illustrating Nature —San Juan Bautista, CA — 3 paintings, juried show

              Skink Ink’s Exhibition as part of Northside Open Studios—Brooklyn, NY—single painting, juried show

2010     Sloth Sanctuary Living History Museum—Monteverde, Costa Rica—2 large drawings

2009     GNSI Annual Juried Exhibit—Fort Kent, ME—single painting

              Park Slope Art Walk—Brooklyn, NY—single painting

              Eponymy Brooklyn & Humble Arts Foundation—Brooklyn, NY—5 paintings, group show

              Inspiration & Interpretation—Brooklyn, NY—single painting, collaboration in group juried show

              Open Studios—Brooklyn, NY

2008     GNSI Annual Juried Exhibit—Ithaca, NY—single painting, juried show

2007     Illustrating Nature—Santa Cruz, CA—5 paintings, class juried show

              GNSI Recent Works Show—San Francisco, CA—2 paintings, group show

2006     Botanical Illustration Show—Missoula, MT—2 paintings, group show

             Specimens from the Herbarium—Missoula, MT

 Residencies & Awards

2009     COM.EN.ART Residency Program at The Edmund Niles Huyck Preserve and Biological Research Station; Rensselaerville, NY

2009     NSF / AAAS International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge Finalist

Professional Membership

Guild of Natural Science Illustrators—since 2004