Mandy Root-Thompson

Owner, MedDrawStudio LLC

Anatomical Planes
and Terminology

One of my Draw Along Anatomy lessons – Anatomical Planes and Terminology. 

On site in the operating room to illustrate a new pediatric surgical procedure.

Teaching Biomedical Illustration at the Columbus College of Art and Design. The students are learning how to mount an entomological specimen for drawing.

Careers in art
Talking to middle school students in Ohio about medical illustration.

At MedDraw Studio I work with medical and scientific professionals to communicate complex information to a lay audience in the form of patient and consumer education materials, editorial illustrations, and journal figures. With a background in advertising, marketing, education, and biological and anatomical sciences, it is my goal to create a unique solution to your communication needs.

I have a Bachelor’s degree in illustration from the Columbus College of Art and Design, a teaching certificate from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, and a Master of Science in Biomedical Visualization from the University of Illinois at Chicago. I am a certified medical illustrator and a member of the Association of Medical Illustrators where I serve on the Board of Governors. I am also a member of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, and an adjunct instructor of CORE Studio, Intro to Biomedical Illustration, and Natural Science Illustration at the Columbus College of Art and Design.


The Association of Medical Illustrators is a global community that promotes the power of visual media to advance scientific understanding, communication, education, and research.
The Guild of Natural Science Illustrators is a nonprofit organization founded to provide opportunities to meet, share ideas, and spread the knowledge of visual science techniques.
The Columbus College of Art & Design is a private college of art and design located in downtown Columbus, Ohio. Founded in 1879 as the Columbus Art School, CCAD is one of the oldest private art and design colleges in the United States.