A few major clients listed below with examples of work. This is by no means an exhaustive list, client information is merely provided as context to the included illustrations.

Corbett Life Science

Formerly Corbett Research and Corbett Robotics, the divisions merged in 2004 shortly before being acquired by Qiagen for $66.7mil. The Research division was focussed on development of various revolutionary real time PCR analysis equipment, whereas Robotics was more concerned with precision automation of laborious laboratory tasks like sample/reagent prep and DNA extraction. 

From 2001 to late 2004 I was contracted as the sole graphics provider for branding, sales, marketing and applications development for all CR operations worldwide, a task which I largely performed from a home office in order to effectively liase with overseas clients within their office hours.

During this time, the company opened successful marketing and distribution outlets in over 45 countries including China, USA and Iran, attracting a great deal of attention from the biotechnology industry as they did so. CR products became so well known in the industry and related fields that the US rep was contacted to provide equipment for CSI: New York sets because the producers desired authenticity... 

In my role as designer, I provided still and animated graphic materials for almost every form of marketing and advertising and promotion known to man - ranging from protype military concepts through software GUI development to printed glow-in-the-dark YoYo's for trade conferences. Unfortunately due to contractual and management issues, I felt it necessary to part ways with the company shortly before the sale of CLS to Qiagen in 2005. 

However by this time I had already completed literally thousands of designs, achieved international exposure and acclaim from within the biotechnology industry, and implemented global branding guidelines that are still in use today by Qiagen. A few more interesting designs are reproduced below.

Comparative data visualisations comparing thermal variation across a PCR block as compared to the CR rotary method. This was an important sales point and needed to be visually clear, since CR products were at least 10x more precise than competing systems at that time. Illustrated in CorelDraw and Excel from the raw melt data.

These images originally appeared on large banners produced for a trade conference booth, promoting the efficiency and precision of the various optical systems employed in CR products. Because they needed to be large - and digital photgraphy at the time was less developed - they were originally produced as scaleable vector illustrations.

Shortly after the first Anthrax infected materials were detected and identified, the US Defense department announced the commencement of Operation Bioshield in order to more effectively safeguard the American public against biological and chemical attack. As part of their strategy, a method was required to enable rapid identification of pathogens, both from potentially affected personnel and from the surrounding environment.

The above design is a conceptual prototype for a military grade RotorGene that I hastily produced at the request of CR management so they could pitch a hardened, bio-chemical diagnostic system suited for use as an effective battlefield countermeasure. The final design took less than 3 weeks from napkin sketch to animated renders, and was presented before the Joint Chiefs in Washington DC shortly afterwards.

I am told it went down pretty well with them, unsure if such a system was ever commissioned or actually built however...