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

Summary

Since the 00s: illustrator turned designer turned physics student turned science visualizer. Currently freelance.


In 2014 I joined Quanta Magazine as the fifth team member and became its first Art Director. Until 2022, I led the visuals 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, and most enjoy “visualizing invisible things” — abstract and imperceptible subjects in theoretical and experimental science. Some of my favorite topics include physics (from the particular to universal), science fiction, and fantasy.

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• Do not email me portfolios, see below ↓

Contact form, my art direction, Quanta portfolio submissions, & more:
https://natureintheory.artstation.com/pages/index
https://linktr.ee/NatureInTheory

Skills

Art DirectionScience IllustrationScientific IllustrationConcept ArtEditorialDigital PaintingIllustration3D3D Generalist3D Illustration3D SculptingDigital SculptingSculptingGraphic DesignInfographicsScientific AnimationGIFsPhotographyWritingTraditional ArtMathematical ArtGIFs / Loops

Software proficiency

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