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.

From 2014-2021, I was the art director of Quanta Magazine and defined the publication’s visual approach. I directed and created 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 my passion lies in “visualizing invisible things” — abstract and imperceptible subjects in theoretical and experimental science. Some areas of interest: 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.

✎ Email: my ForenameSurname @ gmail
No N-F-Ts, etc.

Art direction, talks, 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