Scientific Design

for scientists from scientists


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Starting from a simple coordinate file, we can turn our biomolecules into tiny artworks. 

Enjoy the intricate dance of atoms within a protein structure. Often hidden from the naked eye, we can visualize the tiny world of biomolecules.

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Each molecule, with its unique structure, tells a story about the hidden forces that shape our world. Through scientific design, these tiny wonders turn into clear, visual artworks that combine art and science.

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From a young age, Verena was passionate about natural science, particularly astronomy and animals. In high school, she developed a fascination with chemistry, leading her to study chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Graz. Chemistry is her Yin, and art her Yang. She gained experience in professional graphic design through internships at a major advertising agency. During her PhD and PostDoc, she created journal covers and conference materials, blending her creative and analytical skills. Verena began freelancing as a scientific illustrator in 2016.


2002–2008 // Studies in Chemistry at the University of Graz. Graduated (MSc) in the field of biocatalysis.
2008–2011 // PhD thesis at the University of Graz. Graduated with distinction (PhD, December 2011)
2012–2014 // PostDoc at Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands) with an Erwin-Schrödinger Fellowship (granted by the FWF)
2014–2016 // PostDoc at the University of Graz


2000–2005 // Intern at Hartinger Consulting Werbeagentur GmbH (graphic design)
2015–2016 // Extra-occupational training in graphic & communication design at the bfi (Berufsförderungsinstitut): graduate graphic designer