Briefly about my background
I (Dagmar) am the freelancer behind BioMed Visuals. I started in 2017 after my Master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences.
Since my first biology lesson, I have been fascinated with the human body. The study of Biomedical Sciences fitted in perfectly with this. All components of the study of biology were covered: from anatomy and neurology to molecular and microbiology.
For many subjects, illustrations and figures offered the best explanations. Add a short description and you could summarise a complete concept.
My studies prepare me for scientific research. I didn’t want to immerse myself in the small details as required for research. I like to learn about how the body works as a whole and how all its parts work together. All the better if I can share this knowledge and my fascination!
Biomedical texts and illustrations
Copywriting principles for accessible texts
Since completing my studies, I have been writing and illustrating. I taught myself these skills (through courses and trial and error). Scientific writing, as I learned it in my studies, is not accessible and so I had to unlearn it. Now I use the principles of copywriting to write the way someone likes to read.
Simple illustrations to attract attention and lead the eye
Biographical, schematic illustrations are often very colourful and full of objects and arrows. A large summary figure can be enormously complex, requiring you to study it out carefully to understand what it says. Such figures are not suitable for every audience.
I prefer to make simple illustrations with simple shapes and limited colours. They are easier to understand when you see them for the first time. My background knowledge helps me to render such figures correctly without the need for in-depth explanations or micromanagement.
Food supplement sales texts
Biomedical figures and illustrations are a limited field. I apply writing and copywriting mainly by writing nutritional supplement sales texts. This requires not only knowledge of the product, but also the regulations surrounding the sale and promotion of supplements. Since 2017, I have gained experience with this through the cooperation with LiveHelfi.
I welcome any collaboration within the fields of biomedical communication and supplement sales.
I would love to hear from you if you have any questions or would like to collaborate!