For three decades Carlyn Iverson has worked as a creative professional bringing art and science together.
After graduating from the University of Minnesota College of Biological Sciences with a Bachelor of Science Degree, Carlyn worked in the Biomedical Graphics Department of the University of Minnesota Hospitals learning skills of the medical illustration profession. From there a career in illustration for medical and college textbooks began spanning a period of twenty years contributing to the visual content of over 200 textbooks and many other publications for the general public.
The following 14 years evolved into working as an artist for two separate exhibit studios, creating murals, sculpting, and illustrating. Carlyn has held a wide range of freelance contracts for organizations such as the Minnesota Zoological Gardens creating illustration work for several major new exhibits, illustrations of tropical insects for a traveling exhibit designed by Outhouse Exhibits Design firm, wild orchid models for Maltbie Design firm, and for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources developing over 200 illustrations for the state-wide school curriculum package called MNAqua. This award winning curriculum and art package brings the freshwater ecology of Minnesota directly to the students of the state to increase awareness of water as a valuable and intrinsic resource in Minnesota’s environment and it’s value to people.
Additional projects for companies such as Taser International, Kongsberg Submarines, and institutions such as the National Institute of Health, the University of Vermont, National Geographic and Lindblad Expeditions. Most recently was the designing of exhibits for the Charles Darwin Exhibition Hall in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, which opened in June 2016.
Additional skills include 2-D animations for video output including voice and music overlay, and 3-D model sculpting in Z Brush.