POSTERS | DISPLAYS | ADVERTISING MATERIALS
Stefanie has over ten years experience as an art director, production manager, graphic designer and illustrator in the Canadian publishing industry. She has done design work in a wide range of contexts for print, web, and Canadian national television. Her client list has spanned North America, Europe and the UK, comprising both corporate concerns and smaller independent businesses, providing her with the insight and relevant skills to suit the particular needs of both branches of the industry, from using corporate templates in maintaining brand identity to developing innovative new strategies for marketing smaller businesses. She works at all stages of the design and illustration process, from concept and development to print/web ready file delivery.
PATIENT INFORMATION | SURGERY VISUALISATIONS
Stefanie has worked with CT Data and 3D scanning as well as haptic technologies. Her scientific and academic research skills ensure incorporation of reliable and up-to-date medical information in project work. She is well versed in visualisation techniques including 3D reconstruction, modelling and texturing using different 3D/animation software. A network of both medical writers and medical professionals are available to her for consultation purposes.
EDUCATION | TEACHING MATERIALS
During her MSc studies Stefanie gained a comprehensive knowledge of human anatomy through active participation in medical dissection as well as direct observation of operations in hospital. 3D facial reconstruction in both sculpture and digital formats was completed with a focus on anatomical accuracy, and academic research into both anatomy and medical ethics in an educational context was conducted throughout the year. Visits were made to prosthetics labs and medical model production facilities contributing to her comprehensive understanding of the extensive role technology plays in the medical industry.
From 2012 to 2014 in conjunction with her membership with BIOMAB Stefanie also attended a series of human (and veterinary) dissection workshops organised in conjunction with the University of Antwerp and the University of Ghent.
In August 2014 Stefanie also worked at the Bodyworlds Plastination centre in Guben, Germany, preparing plastinated/dissected human specimens of the head for models used in the medical education industry. Her tasks were correct anatomical positioning of nerves, vasculature and musculature on specimens.
This cumulative experience with human and animal dissection is indispensable in understanding the material at hand when dealing with tasks of medical visualisation.
RESEARCH | JOURNALS | DISSERTATIONS
Starting in 2016, Stefanie has augmented freelance work with a part-time researcher position at the Freie University on the PathoGraphics project. Her research has focused on graphic novels and visual narratives as an efficient form of communication and education in the areas of both professional medicine and medical humanities. She received an honours distinction on her own MSc dissertation, and has both attended and presented at numerous academic conferences on related themes, allowing her to stay current with present trends in medical communications, the industry at large, and the increasing potential of an intersection between arts and sciences to improve medical communications.
MUSEUM MATERIALS | TRADE SHOWS
Stefanie’s MSc dissertation work focused on medical visualisations in a museum context through the creation of a 3D animated reconstruction of two 18th century midwivery dolls containing actual neo-natal crania, a project which has been included in the online and museum collection of the Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh.
In 2017 Stefanie Lenk co-curated and designed the international exhibition “Sick! Kranksein im Comic” at the Berlin Medizinhistorisches Museum at the Charité. Launched in conjunction with the international conference: Stories of Illness / Disability in Literature and Comics : Intersections of the Medical, the Personal, and the Cultural, the goal of the exhibition was to introduce a wider public to the potential of graphic narratives to help in patient information, education, medical humanities and care etc. The 11 A0 format multi-layer exhibition panels, corresponding advertising materials and 28-page catalogue were subsequently taken on by MuSeele (Göppingen).