Nicholas Reback

I am a medical and biological illustrator, animator and designer seeking to improve the understanding of medical and biological science for a wide range of audiences. Medical art combines my passion for visual communication with my interest in science and teaching and allows me to give something positive back to society.


Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine  
2017 Master of Arts in Medical & Biological Illustration, Dept. of Art as Applied to Medicine
University of Wisconsin, Madison 
2013-2016 Non-degree, Pre-Med/Biological Illustration
Madison Area Technical College
2008-2012 graphic design and illustration coursework
Cleveland Institute of Art and Design
2002 Bachelors of Fine Arts in Industrial Design


JAMA Network – Medical Illustrator – Chicago, IL
Creation of original illustrations on a vast array of contemporary topics in medical science and healthcare to accompany author submissions in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).  Illustrations include patient pages, scientific research summaries, molecular visualization, and editorial.

Design Concepts Incorporated – Senior Industrial Designer – Madison, WI
Performed ethnographic research, concept illustration/development, rapid prototyping and CAD documentation for medical, industrial, commercial and consumer products.  Clients include Abbott Labs, Abbott Pharmaceuticals (now Abbvie), Ikaria, Smith & Nephew, Edwards Life Sciences, and Cardinal Health.