JESSICA M. KOREN MEDICAL ILLUSTRATOR - INDIE AUTHOR
I am a medical illustrator with a passion for creating visually compelling and emotionally sensitive images of the female reproductive system (In time I dream to branch to the male system).
My mission is to empower and educate women, birth workers and healthcare professionals through my illustrations, which aim to provide a more approachable and tender portrayal of anatomy.
My calling as an artist began when I realized that I, like many women, had a limited understanding of my own anatomy. Frustrated by the lack of accessible, compassionate resources for learning about the female reproductive system, I decided to use my skills as an artist to fill that gap.
Through my work, I aim to break down the barriers that prevent women from fully understanding and appreciating their own bodies. My illustrations are designed to be accessible and easy to understand, yet also scientifically accurate and based on thorough research.
I believe that by providing women with clear, compassionate images of their own anatomy, I am helping to empower them to make informed decisions about their health and well-being.
Ultimately, my goal is to contribute to a culture of gentle births, gynecological empowerment, and the end of obstetric violence.
I hope that my work will empower others to recognize the intricacy and significance of the female reproductive system, and to acknowledge its vital role in fostering harmonious human experience.
Jessica has been working as a professional illustrator and graphic designer for over 18 years, serving a variety of clients including biotech companies, medical institutions, and universities such as Stanford University, Medtronic, 3NT, Ossio Orthopedics, California Pacific Medical Center, Ben Gurion University, and the Israel Society of Ecology and Environmental Sciences. She received a Master's degree in Scientific Illustration from Hogeschool ZUYD in the Netherlands.
In preparation for her brother's home birth, at only six years of age, Jessica was relentlessly watching birthing videos. The experience of being present during that powerful event had a significant influence on her lifelong journey as an artist, leading her to dedicate her work to researching and illustrating about women's health.
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Skills: High Proficiency in Adobe PS, ILL & IND,
High Proficiency in Hand Rendering/Traditional Media.
Currently Learning Blender.
my current pet projects
mechanisms of balance
A three-way collaboration with
Rachel Shapiro and Paula Aji.
We are illustrating the complexity of birth anatomy including ligaments and balancing techniques in a compassionate and original way.
mother & child monogram printables
A collaboration with Nika Dolgin.
We are creating a comforting collection of printables to be hung in children's rooms.
Link coming soon
Parenthood & pregnancy loss comics which are not necessarily funny.
medicine goddess portraits
Portrait sessions with women. I find that the process of being seen through the eyes of an artist can be very healing. I paint the beauty I see in all women and include any symbolism/themes/patterns important to her journey at the time.
Pregnancy portraits are a beautiful way to capture the ephemeral grace.
Link coming soon