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    WHERE ART
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    About the illustrator
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    MAKING
    YOUR VISION
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    Portfolio
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    SCIENCE EDUCATION
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Lauren DiVito

Passionate about scientific visualization and education

About Me

I am passionate about science education. Having just recently completed my MScBMC at the University of Toronto, My Master's Research Project involved creating an interactive kiosk for the Royal Ontario Museum that will educate museum-goers on paleontological practices in the laboratory. In the summer of 2014, I completed an internship at the Smithsonian Science Education Center as a scientific illustrator/communicator. While there, I was able to participate in many projects including being the sole illustrator of Expedition: Insects, an interactive children's book that follows the Next Generation Science Standards.

As a child, my fondest memories were of family trips to the Ontario Science Centre and I still have just as much fun, if not more, going there now as an adult. This passion for both the arts and sciences and the symbiotic relationship they share is something that has followed me throughout my life. I grew up revering artistic Masters like Da Vinci, a Renaissance Man who truly understood the great importance of scientific study, the creation of beautiful artwork, and the strong connection between them.

I was the first to graduate from the University of Windsor with a B.Sc. honours in chemistry and visual arts. During this time I worked on the designing of a dinosaur dig at Canada's South Science City, curated Exposure to Science, a group art exhibit that brought together two communities on campus that didn’t often interact, and in my last year I completed my thesis on Raman spectroscopic analysis of pigments used in works of art.

More information about my experiences can be found in my downloadable resume or throughout my website.


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Skills

Digital

Adobe Creative Suite:
Illustrator
Photoshop
InDesign
Dreamweaver
Audition
Captivate
3D Modelling:
Cinema4D
ZBrush
Game Development/ Interactives:
Unity
Microsoft Office:
Word
PowerPoint
Excel

*More information, such as traditional skills or work experience, can be found in my resume under the 'About' section.

See the Video

Fossil Inspector

See a video overview of my final thesis project
created for the Royal Ontario Museum
using Unity and Adobe software

Portfolio

Master's Research Project

From Field to Gallery: an Interactive Museum Exhibit Demonstrating the
Process of Preparing a Fossil Dinosaur Mount for Public Education



See an overview
of the final project

Or see the progression of my MRP below, from storyboard to finished piece:
Project Description
Research
Storyboarding
Progress/Problem Solving
User Testing
Final Project

Project Description

Research

  • Standby screen
  • Standby screen
  • Standby screen
  • Standby screen

Storyboarding

  • Sticky note planning
  • Alberta Map Sketch
  • Introduction storyboard

Progress/Problem Solving

  • Alberta Map Final
  • Alberta Hill Final
  • Clipboard Illustration
  • Saw Interactive
  • Tools Illustration
  • Alberta Hill Final
  • Clipboard Illustration
  • Saw Interactive
  • Tools Illustration

User Testing

  • Standby screen

Final Project

  • Tools Illustration
  • Alberta Map Final
  • Alberta Hill Final
  • Clipboard Illustration
  • Saw Interactive
  • Tools Illustration
  • Alberta Map Final
  • Alberta Hill Final
  • Clipboard Illustration
  • Saw Interactive

The Blog

Updates on my latest projects



This section is currently under construction. Please check back soon!

Contact Me

Have a question? Want to discuss a potential project? Please, feel free to contact me!

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My office is located in
Toronto, Ontario,
Canada

email: lauren.divito@gmail.com