Melisa Beveridge




Mercy CollegeB.S. in Veterinary Technology


University of California Santa CruzScience Illustration Masters certificate


University of Montana—B.A. in Biology with an option in Natural History, B.A. in Art, Wilderness Studies minor


Work History


Freelance Science Illustrator and Publication Designer, have drawn and designed for various publications


Publication designer for the American Museum of Natural History’s Scientific Publication Department


Associate Art Director at Natural History Magazine,; layout, design, production, illustration.


Illustrator in the Vertebrate Paleontology Dept. at the American Museum of Natural History


Illustration Publications


National Geographic through Ceres Publishing —5 illustrations


New York State Hudson River Eel Project—1 Illustration

Atascadero Land Preservation Society, Three Bridges Oak Preserve. —1 illustration was adapted for an interpretive panel


Cow Parade, San Luis Obispo County—1 cow named “Udderly Exposed”  

Plot Vol 5./ Spring 2016, —1 illustration


MindFuel—29 illustrations prepared for education materials

Bay Nature, October-December issue, 2013 —1 Illustration

US Department of Energy, Oak Ridge National Laboratory—1 Illustration


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

Marine Environmental Biology and Conservation by Daniel Beckman—1 Illustration


Inside Butterflies (Inside Series)- Sterling Press in partnership with The American Museum of Natural History, 2011.

—body of work: multiple paintings for a book about butterflies

RLSimonson Studios, Inc.—1 illustration and print design for college-level science laboratory manuals

Visual Language for Designers: Principles for Creating Graphics that People Understand. By Connie Malamed

—1 Illustration


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


Natural History MagazineNovember 2009 issue—1 drawing

Quayside Publishing Group—1 drawing for a book

Papawai Press—1 drawing for a book

Natural History MagazineMay 2009 issue—2 drawings; 1 graph


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 MagazineJuly/August 2008 issue—1 drawing

Herb Companion MagazineJuly 2008 issue—2 drawings

Natural History MagazineFebruary 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


Science Notes—1 drawing

Western Montana Mycological Association—1 drawing for their website

The Cultivar—3 drawings


Coleopterists Bulletin—2 drawings

University of Montana Herbarium—interpretive display put together


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


Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Ranch Plant Key —Several illustrations


Art Exhibitions


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


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


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


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


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

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


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

Specimens from the Herbarium—Missoula, MT


Residencies & Awards


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


NSF / AAAS International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge Finalist