Scientifically accurate and aesthetically pleasing content that conveys the story to be told at its best, optimising knowledge transfer and tailoring it to a target audience, that is what I aim for.

Do you have a project you believe I could help you with? Please continue to the contact page and let me know!

Read all about my work with interactive 3D models and the paper I won an award with on the blog of the Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine:

I got featured in the Women on Sketchfab blogseries on Sketchfab! Curious about my journey as a medical illustrator? Read all about it here:



That's me, Anna Sieben. I am a medical artist with professional experience in creating visual and interactive resources to make medicine accessible, comprehensible and engaging. As a medical illustrator with a background in medicine, I love to work where science and art meet, combining two passions of mine: the art of medicine and medical art.


Anatomy and (patho)physiology as well as the conveyance of medical information in a way that is clear and illustrative interest me. When studying Medicine at the University of Groningen I was fascinated by the models, animations and illustrations used to explain illnesses and body processes to patients or to educate students. I realised I wanted to be a part of the process of the visual conveyance of a medical story. In order to do so, I went to study MSc Medical Art at the University of Dundee.


After completing my Master of Science in Medical Art with Distinction, I have been working as a medical artist focussing on e-learning. I currently work as  medical artist and e-learning developer at the Institute for Medical Education at the University Medical Center Groningen. I am member of AEIMS (Association EuropĂ©enne des Illustrateurs MĂ©dicaux et Scientifiques).


I love working with others to create visually dynamic work and constantly learning new skills to further develop my practice. My first step is diving into a subject, making sure I really understand the science behind it: thorough, challenging research upfront. I then translate this knowledge into a visual story. I offer a range of services to ensure that the key message is optimally conveyed.






Current occupation

e-Learning Developer and Medical Illustrator at the Institute for Medical Education (University Medical Center Groningen): creating online content for students of the Faculty of Medical Sciences.



Internship: Medical Illustrator and Educational Resource Developer at the Dental School of the University of Dundee.






MSc Medical Art (Distinction)

The University of Dundee, 2015 - 2016



Bachelor of Medicine

University of Groningen, 2012 - 2015







Histology in 3D: development of an online interactive student resource on epithelium

This paper, published in Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine, was based on my final project for the MSc Medical Art and describes the development and and initial evaluation of the resource.






The IMI Taylor & Francis Award 2017

This award is presented annually to the author of the best original manuscript published in the Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine and is selected by the Editorial Team of the Journal of Visual Communication and is sponsored by Taylor & Francis.






Women on Sketchfab blog post

Inaugural blog post of a new series on Sketchfab, highlighting female artists in the community.


Author Interview, Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine

An interview about my work with interactive 3D models and the paper that won the IMI Taylor & Francis Award.

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