Amy Zhong

Amy Zhong spent her childhood and adolescence in the San Francisco Bay Area developing a love for the fine details of graphite and charcoal illustration. In 2010, Amy graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree for her work in 2D animation from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. While working the next two years in the Cricket Magazine Group (CMG) branch of Carus Publishing in Chicago, Illinois, Amy had the opportunity to illustrate for CMG’s science and arts magazine Muse. It was the challenge of this assignment that led Amy to reconsider a career in scientific illustration, which eventually resulted in the discovery of medical illustration. In the fall of 2014, Amy moved to Baltimore, Maryland to study in the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where she is to be awarded with a Master of Arts degree in Medical and Biological Illustration in May 2016.

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Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Department of Art as Applied to Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Master of Arts in Medical and Biological Illustration, May 2016.

Thesis: Antidepressant-Mining A-Z (AMAZ): Designing a Web-based Algorithm and Visual Language for Antidepressant Drug Selection to Educate Primary Care Practitioners

Thesis Preceptors:
Adam I. Kaplin, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Kristen Rahn Hollinger, Ph.D., Thesis Preceptor
Instructor, Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

The Art Students League of New York New York, NY
Figurative Art Studies, 2013-14.

Hunter College New York, NY
Scientific Coursework, 2013-14

University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago, IL
Scientific Coursework, 2011-13

University of Michigan
School of Art & Design, Ann Arbor, MI
Bachelor of Fine Arts, May 2010.

Experience & Activities

UM! Brands, Los Angeles, CA, 2012.
ePals Publishing, Chicago, IL, 2012.
Cricket Magazine Group, Chicago, IL, 2012.
Loyola Press, Chicago, IL, 2011.

Design & Office Assistant, Animator
Carus Publishing, Chicago, IL, 2010-12.


  • Association of Medical Illustrators (AMI), Student Member, 2014 – present.


O.A. Parkes Symposium & International Student Conference
2015     Gold Medal, Continuous Tone

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
2014-2016     William P. Didusch Scholarship

University of Michigan
2009     Displayed at Michigan House of Representatives’ Anderson House Office Building


  • AMI, Annual Salon Exhibition, Cleveland, OH, 2015.
  • O.A. Parkes Symposium & International Student Conference, Salon, Augusta, GA, 2015.
  • UMCGC, Seventh Annual Alumni Art Show, Chicago, IL, 2011.
  • University of Michigan, Wanderlust: the Senior Art Show, Ann Arbor, MI 2010.
  • University of Michigan, Annual All Student Exhibition, Ann Arbor, MI 2009.