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Our mission

The first research-focused scientific illustration company in Canada!

Our mission at Designs that Cell is to provide working scientists, educators, clinicians and communicators with an efficient and accurate scientific illustration service. We also aim to empower scientists by providing them with the resources and tools to compose a practical scientific illustration confidently. These services are provided and developed by a team of professionally trained researchers, graphic designers and artists who strive to produce high-quality, engaging scientific illustrations for knowledge dissemination.

Our Values

  • Teamwork: We respect and value our colleagues’ expertise, opinions, and feedback. We work to uplift and support our colleagues as we are stronger together than apart.

  • Supporting trainees: We are committed to helping trainees at all stages of their education through internships, resources, training, and advocacy. 

  • Equity: We value diversity in people and ideas. We are committed to challenging ableism, racism, classism, transphobia, biphobia, and homophobia to create a safe and inclusive environment for our clients and colleagues.

  • Integrity: We are honest and professional in our relationships with our colleagues and clients. We honour our commitments and learn from our mistakes.

  • Supporting open access/ accessible science:  As communicators, we know science must be accessible to everyone to impact society and create change. Therefore, we support open-access research to facilitate collaboration, engage diverse stakeholders, and advance health equity.

Our Vision

Designs that Cell aims to establish itself as a leader in the visual communication and scientific illustration community. Through the promotion, research on and creation of high-quality, engaging and accurate scientific illustrations, we aim to elevate the research disseminated from Canadian researchers.

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