Olena Shmahalo
Olena Shmahalo
2D & 3D Artist | Science Illustrator | Art Director
New York, United States

Summary

Illustrator turned designer turned physics student turned science visualizer. Currently freelance.

From 2014-2022, I led the visuals at Quanta Magazine and defined the publication’s aesthetic. I created and directed illustrations, graphics, photography, video and more to augment some of today’s best writing about basic research.

I work in a variety of styles and mediums, but most enjoy “visualizing invisible things” — abstract and imperceptible subjects in theoretical and experimental science. Some favorite topics include physics (from the particular to universal), science fiction, and fantasy.

My work and art direction have appeared in The Atlantic, The Baffler, Nautilus, Scientific American, Spektrum.de, WIRED, and elsewhere, including various books, lectures, and galleries.

✎ Contact: ForenameSurname @ gmail
Not taking NFT projects

My art direction, talks, Quanta portfolio submissions, & more:
https://linktr.ee/NatureInTheory

Skills

Art DirectionConcept ArtDigital PaintingIllustration3D AnimationDigital SculptingPhotographyGraphic DesignScientific IllustrationWritingTraditional ArtEditorialInfographics3D Generalist3DMathematical ArtScience Illustration

Software proficiency

Cinema 4D
Cinema 4D
Redshift
Redshift
Illustrator
Illustrator
Photoshop
Photoshop
ZBrush
ZBrush
Procreate
Procreate
CLIP STUDIO PAINT
CLIP STUDIO PAINT
Sketchfab
Sketchfab