April Neander

I am a scientific artist who helps paleontologists, comparative anatomists, biologists, geologists, and other natural history researchers translate complex scientific concepts into visual media such as illustration, animation, and 3D printing.

Whether you need visuals for a research paper, textbook, educational course, or press release, I can help you create visuals that will engage your audience and communicate the science effectively.

Scientific Illustration

Need clear and attractive visuals for your next publication or presentation?

Editorial Art

Looking for eye-catching art to use in a press release or journal cover?

CT Visualization

Struggling with your CT data? Need help segmenting, showcasing your model with a beauty render, or 3D printing?


Looking for attention-holding educational content? Do you have something particularly complex you need to communicate?

My Background

I am a scientific illustrator and artist with over a decade of experience in the field, and I am passionate about making science more accessible through visual communication. I love learning new things and am fascinated with the ways in which art, science, and technology intersect.

During my time as an illustrator for the Luo Mammal Paleontology Lab and technician for the PaleoCT Lab at the University of Chicago, I’ve created technical illustrations for journal publications, 2D and 3D animations, and 3D printed teaching models based on CT data. My work has been featured in prestigious publications like Science, Nature, and Scientific American, and in books like Beasts Before Us. 

I am committed to using my artistic skills to help people see the world in a new light and to inspire a deeper understanding of science.


I have 10+ years of experience working directly with scientists to translate their ideas into eloquent and engaging visualizations that bring research findings to life, using the many techniques and media that I have practice with.

Clear and Accurate

In my commitment to make quality scientific illustrations, I work closely with scientists to ensure accuracy and draw on my acumen to make the message clear and coherent, whether the audience is other experts in the field or a more general audience.


I have twice been honored with the Lanzendorf Paleoart Award, recognized for excellence in computer imaging and animation (2016) and scientific illustration (2019).

Get in touch

Ready to bring your scientific research to life? Contact me today to learn more about how I can help you create visually appealing and informative scientific visualizations.