Emily Ling

A native of Southern California, Emily graduated from the LA County High School for the Arts as a Visual Arts major. She received her BS in Biological Sciences and minor in Chinese Language and Literature from the University of California, Irvine. When time allows, Emily enjoys sketching at historical sites, museums, aquariums, and botanical gardens. She loves jogging, reading, and playing video games.



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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.

Concept Design Academy, Pasadena, CA
Private Entertainment Design School, 2013 – 2014.

University of California – Irvine, Irvine, CA
Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences, cum laude, 2011.
Minor in Chinese Language and Literature, 2011.

University of Sussex, Sussex, England
Education Abroad Program – Physics, 2008.

National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan R.O.C.
Overseas Compatriot Affairs Commission Language and Culture Program, 2007.

Experience & Activities

Medical Animator
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 2015.

Scientific Illustrator
Department of Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 2015.

Graphic Designer
2015 Johns Hopkins Turtle Derby
Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, Baltimore, MD, 2015.

Biological Illustrator
National Aquarium, Baltimore, MD, 2014.

Contract Artist
Morgan Stanley, Hong Kong Branch, 2010 – present.

Lead Artist and Graphic Designer / Contract Artist
Postertext.com, 2012 – 2014.

Layout Editor and Cartoonist
New University Newspaper, 2010 – 2011.


  • Graduate Student Association – Department Representative, 2015 – present.
  • Association of Medical Illustrators (AMI), Student Member, 2015 – present.
  • Phi Beta Kappa, University of California – Irvine, 2011 – present.
  • Golden Key, University of California – Irvine, 2011 – present.


The Association of Medical Illustrators
2015     Award of Excellence, Student Instructional, Anatomical, Pen & Ink

O.A. Parkes Symposium & Student Conference 
2015     Salon Gold Award, Pen & Ink

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
2015 – 2016     Gwynne M. Gloege Scholarship
2014 – 2016     William P. Didusch Scholarship

University of California – Irvine
2011     California College Media Association, Best Cartoon
2008 – 2011     Deans Honor List


  • Association of Medical Illustrators, Annual Salon Exhibition, Cleveland, OH, 2015.
  • O.A. Parkes Symposium & Student Conference, Augusta, GA, 2015.