Jennifer E. Fairman, CMI, FAMI, Associate Professor

Jennifer Fairman brings over 20 years of experience in science, education, business practices, research, communication and design to be an effective visual problem-solver. She specializes in medical and scientific illustration for publication and patient education, 2D animation, web publishing and interactive and graphic design. Her creativity thrives when challenged by clients with new concepts. She is eager to utilize her diverse interests to broaden the spectrum of her practice into new areas of science through biomedical communication. Her work is highly recognized by the Association of Medical Illustrators, Illustrators Club of DC, The National Science Foundation, Smithsonian Women’s Committee, James Smithson Society, and the Vesalius Trust.

Jeni received a BS in Biological Sciences and a BA in Studio Art while minoring in German language from the University of Maryland. She also received her MA in Medical and Biological Illustration from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine where she currently is an Associate Professor in the graduate program of Art as Applied to Medicine. She is currently studying for her Master of Professional Studies in the Business of Art and Design at the Maryland Institute College of Art; her anticipated graduation will be in December of 2017.

She served as a scientific illustrator and research associate in entomology for the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC within the National Museum of Natural History. She also interned for Hurd Studios in Brooklyn, New York, one of the pioneers in medical animation, where she story-boarded and illustrated for patient education medical videos.

Within the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine, Jeni helps clients like researchers, physicians, engineers and educators tell their stories through accurate and aesthetic communication visuals. With a rich background in both traditional and digital media, Jeni innovates and strategizes the most effective solutions for her clients’ audiences. She strives to instill these and many other principles in her students.

Jeni is a professional member and served on the Board of Governors of the Association of Medical Illustrators. She is also a professional member of the GNSI, The Illustrators Club of Washington, DC, and has served for 4 terms as a Board Member and is currently an advisor to the Vesalius Trust. Jeni is the 1999 recipient of the Trust’s prestigious Inez Demonet Award. She is also a Fellow of the AMI and received it’s Outstanding Achievement Award.


 

Education

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Department of Art as Applied to Medicine
Master of Arts in Medical and Biological Illustration, 1999

University of Maryland, College Park, MD
College of Life Sciences, Bachelor of Science in Biology, 1995
College of Arts & Humanities, Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art/German Minor, 1995

Post-Graduate Training

Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
MPS Candidate, Business of Art and Design, 2017
Professional and Continuing Studies 2010 – 2014.

Professional Certification

2000 – Present     Certified Medical Illustrator, Board of Certification of Medical Illustrators

Professional Experience

Associate Professor
Department of Art as Applied to Medicine
The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, 2/2017 – Present

Assistant Professor
Department of Art as Applied to Medicine
The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, 1/2007 – 1/2017

Instructor
Department of Art as Applied to Medicine
The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, 1/2006 – 1/2007

Certified Medical Illustrator, Founder & Principal
Fairman Studios™, LLC
Baltimore, Maryland, 2000 – Present

Medical Illustrator
Department of Medical Art
Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA 1999-2000.

Medical Illustration Intern
Hurd Studios
Brooklyn, NY 1998.

Scientific Illustrator & Research Associate
The Department of Entomology
National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC, 1994 – 1997

Scientific Illustrator
Department of Microbiology
University of Maryland, College Park, MD,1994

Illustrator and Graphic Designer
Department of Communication Services
University of Maryland, College Park, MD,1992-1995

Exhibits Assistant
Virginia Living Museum
Newport News, VA 1991-1992

Selected Publications:

Monographs:

Books:

  • Hunter, John Ed. Atlas of Minimally Invasive Surgery, McGraw Hill, (in press).
  • Wile, Jay L., Life Sciences, Apologia, December 2007.
  • Johnson, Rebecca L., Jack Desrocher, and Jennifer E. Fairman, Ultra-Organized Cell Systems (Microquests) Lerner Publishing Group, September 2007.
  • Johnson, Rebecca L., Jack Desrocher, and Jennifer E. Fairman, Amazing DNA (Microquests) Lerner Publishing Group, September 2007.
  • Johnson, Rebecca L., Jack Desrocher, and Jennifer E. Fairman, Daring Cell Defenders (Microquests) Lerner Publishing Group, September 2007.
  • Johnson, Rebecca L., Jack Desrocher, and Jennifer E. Fairman, Mighty Animal Cells (Microquests) Lerner Publishing Group, September 2007.
  • Johnson, Rebecca L., Jack Desrocher, and Jennifer E. Fairman, Powerful Plant Cells (Microquests) Lerner Publishing Group, September 2007.
  • Skaggs, David L, Modern Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2007.
  • Krebs, Charles, Applied Ecology University of Canberra, Ecology, 2006
  • Beck, Paul, Jennifer E. Fairman The Human Anatomy, Disney Press, 2006.
  • Barrack, Robert L. Ed., Aaron G., M.D. Rosenberg Ed., Jennifer E. Fairman, Hugh Thomas, The Hip (Master Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery) Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins, 2006
  • Warner, Jon J.P. Complex and Revision Problems in Shoulder Surgery, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2004. Science Explorer Prentice Hall School. 2005.
  • Robinson, Angela, You Build It Skull Model (Smart Lab), Becker & Mayer; Kit edition, August 1, 2005.
  • Colombo, Luann, Jennifer E. Fairman, Mechanical Hand, Becker & Mayer, 2005.
  • Skaggs, David L. and John M. Flynn, Eds., Pediatric Orthopaedics: Staying Out of Trouble, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2005.
  • Barrack, Robert L. Master Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery, Hip Orthopaedics, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2005.
  • Colombo, Luann, Jennifer E. Fairman, Bones, Bones, Bones, Becker & Mayer, 2005.
  • Senay, Emily. Women’s Guide to Men’s Health. Simon and Schuster, 2004.
  • Bennett, Jennie M., Middle School Math. Holt, Rinehart and Winston. 2004.
  • Brunicardi, F. Charles , Dana K. Andersen, Timothy R. Billiar, David L. Dunn, John G. Hunter, Jeffery B. Mathews, Pollock, Raphael E., Seymour I. Schwartz, Schwartz Principles of Surgery, 8th ed, McGraw Hill, 2004.
  • Colombo, Luann, Jennifer E. Fairman, and Craig Zuckerman, Uncover the Human Body, Silver Dolphin Press, 2003.
  • Campbell, Neil, Exploring Life, Prentice Hall School, November 2002.
  • Ropeik, David and George Gray, Risk: A Practical Guide for Deciding What’s Really Safe and What’s Really Dangerous in the World Around You Houghton-Mifflin, 2002.
  • Mistretta, Tony International Classification of Diseases Diagnostic Coding Manual, 2003 Edition Medical Management Institute, 2002.
  • Buaer, Evelyn, Pacemaker Biology Pearson Learning. 2002.
  • Mistretta, Tony, ET AL. Coding Utility Books, 2003 Editions [Coding and Medicare for Allergy], [Coding and Medicare for Urology]. Medical Management Institute, 2003.
  • Barret, David M., MD, and John J. Smith, III, MD. Implantation of the Artificial Genitourinary Sphincter. Campbell’s Urology, 2001.

 

Selected Presentations:

GNSI Educational Series, Digital Illustration:
Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian, March 2009.

Navigating the Labyrinth of the Inner Ear: Achieving “Balance” as a Clinician-Scientist (animations):
Lloyd B. Minor, MD, Andelot Professor of Otolaryngology, Department of Otolaryngology, Dean’s Lecture, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, March, 2008.

Medical Illustration: The Art of Communicating Science:
Baltimore School for the Arts, Baltimore, MD, 2009.
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Department of Plastic Surgery Seminar Program, 2007.
Maryland Institute College of Art, Illustration Thesis and Seminar Program, 2007.

Digital Watercolor Wash:
Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, Ithaca, NY, 2008.
Techniques Showcase, Association of Medical Illustrators, Boston, MA, 2006.
Brown Bag Lunch, AAM, JHU SOM, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009.
Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, Bar Harbor, ME, 2005.

Small Business Round-Table:
Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, 2008.
Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, Ithaca, NY, 2008.
Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, Bozeman, MT, 2007.
Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, Bar Harbor, ME, 2005.
Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 2003.

Designing Eye-catching Brochures and Webpages: American Medical Writer’s Association, New England Regional Conference, 2005.

Penguin and Puffin Coast: Illustrations for the Saint Louis Zoo:
Mid-Atlantic Biocommunicators Meeting, Frederick MD, 2006.
Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, Williamsburg, VA, 2004.
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Student Exchange, Baltimore, MD, 2004.

Get Organized! Archiving and Organization with FileMaker and QuickBooks Pro:Techniques Showcase, Association of Medical Illustrators, Indianapolis, IN, 2008.
Techniques Showcase, Association of Medical Illustrators, Bozeman, MT, 2007.
Concurrent Session, Association of Medical Illustrators, Bozeman, MT, 2007.
Concurrent Session, Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, Bozeman, MT, 2007.
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Student Exchange, Baltimore, MD, 2004.

Setting up Shop:
Graphic Artists Guild, Boston, MA, April 2005.
Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, Williamsburg, VA, 2004. Graphic Artists Guild, Boston Chapter, Massachusetts Arts Institute, Boston, MA, 2004.
Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, 2003.
Graphic Artists Guild, Boston Chapter, Massachusetts Arts Institute, Boston, MA, 2002.

Prosauropod and Iguanid Jaw Musculature: A Study on the Evolution of Form and Function:
Vesalius Trust Scholars Symposium, Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA 1999.
MCG-Hopkins Student Exchange, Augusta, GA, 1999.
Department of Art as Applied to Medicine, JHU, Baltimore, MD 1999.

First Timer’s Workshop:
Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Meeting, Cleveland, OH, 2004.
Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 2003.
Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Meeting, Austin, TX, 2002.
Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Meeting, Asilomar, CA, 2001.
Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Meeting, Rochester, MN, 2000.
Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, 1999.

Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad (INBio):
Instructor, Scientific Illustration, Santo Domingo, Heredia, Costa Rica, 1997.

BugFest! (Scientific Illustration Presentation):
Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC, 1997

HTML: the Internet and the World Wide Web

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 1998, 2007, 2008.
Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, Washington, DC Chapter Meeting 1996.
Guild of Natural Science Illustrators Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, 1996.

Disseminating Biosystematic Information on the World Wide Web:

Smithsonian 150th Birthday Party on the Mall, Washington, DC, 1996.
National Conference of the Entomological Society of America, Louisville, KY, 1996.
Eastern Branch Conference of the Entomological Society of America, Williamsburg, VA, 1996.
Department of Entomology, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC, 1996.

Undergraduate Teaching Assistantship:
Art Theory, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, 1993.

 

Professional Activities:

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Admissions Committee, Art as Applied to Medicine, Johns Hopkins SOM, 2006 – present
Medical School Council, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 2007 – 2011
Leadership Program for Women Faculty, OWISM, Johns Hopkins SOM, Cohort 2, 2010 – 2011

Association of Medical Illustrators (AMI)
Fellow, 2007 – present.
Professional Member, 1999 – present.
Student Member, 1997 – 1999.
Board of Governors, 2004 – 2008.
Council on Education, 1999 – 2000.
Annual Salon Juror, Cleveland, 2004.
Communications Editorial Council, 2009, 2010, 2011
First Timer’s Workshop Coordinator, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004.
Scholarship Committee Member, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006.
Corporate Sponsorship Committee Member, 2001, 2002.
Artist’s Rights Committee Member, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008.
CE Committee Member (Video), 2007, 2008, 2009.
Website Committee Member, 2006 – present, Vice-Chair 2008-present
PR Committee Member, 2006.

AMI Meeting Planning:

Program Committee Member, New Orleans, 2003
Website Chair, Logo & Assistant Coordinator, Boston, MA 2006
Website Chair, Logo, Bozeman 2007
Website Chair, Indianapolis, IN 2008.
Website Chair, Logo, Richmond, VA 2009
Website Chair, Logo, Portland, OR 2010
Website Chair, Logo, Baltimore, MD 2011
Website Chair, Toronto, ON, Cananda 2012
Website Chair, Salt Lake City, UT 2013
Website Chair, Rochester, MN 2014
Website Chair, Online Salon, Cleveland, OH 2015
Website Chair, Online Salon, Atlanta, GA 2016

Vesalius Trust
VT Scholars Presentations and Poster Session Chair, 2014 – present
VT Advisor, 2007 – 2008, 2014 – present
VT Scholar Trustee, 1999 – 2000
VT Board Member, 2001 – 2004, 2004 – 2007, 2008 – 2011, 2011-2014
Vesalius Scholars Moderator, 2002 – 2013
VT Poster Session Moderator, 2008-2013
1999 Inez Demonet Scholar
1999 VT Grant Recipient

Guild of Natural Science Illustrators (GNSI)
Program Director, 1996 – 1997.

Illustrators Club of Washington DC

Recognition:

The Association of Medical Illustrators
2016     Award of Excellence, Professional Editorial
2015     Ralph Sweet Member’s Choice Award
2011     Muriel McLatchie Miller Fine Art Award
2011     Ralph Sweet Member’s Choice Award
2011     Award of Excellence, Professional Editorial
2010     Award of Merit, Professional Instructional Tone
2010     Award of Merit, Professional Editorial
2009     Max Brödel Award of Excellence, Professional Instructional Tone
2008     Outstanding Service Award
2007     Inducted as a Fellow of the Association of Medical Illustrators
2007     Award of Excellence, Professional Editorial.
2007     Max Brödel Award of Excellence, Professional Instructional Tone
2003     Award of Merit, Professional Marketing and Promotional
2002     Award of Merit, Professional Editorial
2001     Award of Merit, Professional Editorial
1999     Award of Merit, Student Medical Tone
1998     Award of Merit, Student Medical Tone
1998     Best of Show, Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
2010     Leadership Program for Women Faculty, OWISM, Johns Hopkins SOM
1998     William P. Didusch Scholarship
1997     William P. Didusch Scholarship

Vesalius Trust
1999     Inez Demonet Award
1999     Vesalian Research Grant

National Science Foundation
2015     Finalist Honor, Posters and Graphics Category
International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge
National Science Foundation and Popular Science
Snip VS. Shred
2015     Finalist Honor, Illustration Category
People’s Choice Award, Illustration Category
International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge
National Science Foundation and Popular Science
Z-Ring Stabilization and Constriction Rate Modulation of the ZapA-ZapB-MatP Protein Network
2011     Finalist Honor, National Science Foundation
International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge.
Killer in The Blood: Mapping Malaria’s Lethal Lifecycle.
2007     Semifinalist Honor, National Science Foundation
International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge.
The Genetic Journey: Following DNA from Cell to Society.

Smithsonian Institution
1996     Smithsonian Women’s Committee Grant
1995     Fellow, James Smithson Society Grant

University of Maryland
1994     Senior Summer Scholarship, Department of Undergraduate Studies
1994     Phi Sigma Biological Honor Society, UMD Vice-president
1992+   Golden Key National Honor Society

Other Awards

2015     Giliola Gamberini Award Selected Works, FINALIST
International Competition for Medical and Scientific Illustration
2009     Best Multi-specialty Video of the 18th SLS Annual Meeting & Endo Expo (I. Green)
2008     Silver Award, Illustrators Club of Washington DC
2008     Certificate of Merit, Illustrators Club of Washington DC
2006     Honorable Mention People’s Choice Salon of Mid-Atlantic Biocommunicators
2006     Silver Award, Illustrators Club of Washington DC
2006     Certificate of Merit, Illustrators Club of Washington DC.
2004     Silver Award, Consumer Health Publishers Association & Online Health Assoc.
2001     Finalist New England Web Design Awards: Best Promotional Portfolio, Aquent

Further information, additional images and complete CV available upon request, please e-mail Professor Fairman.