© 2020 by Mark Belan


Mark Belan

BSc Arts and Science

MSc Geochemistry & Astrobiology

MSc Biomedical Communications



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My name's Mark!

I'm a scientist turned illustrator and designer that specializes in scientific education and communication.

About me

I'm a scientist and a visual storyteller who takes complex, sophisticated ideas and translates them into beautiful, educational illustrations and visuals. I have a history working in science, having completed a Bachelors in Arts & Science and Biology, and a Masters in Geochemistry and Astrobiology. My research experience has made me aware of the value and importance of scientific communication, especially from a visual standpoint.


I believe that with visual design and communication, we can tell better stories, accelerate learning, and make science accessible to everyone.

Find my portfolio of work at my studios page, artscistudios:



Master of Science in Biomedical Communications

University of Toronto

Conferred November 2017

Master of Science in Geochemistry and Astrobiology

McMaster University

Conferred November 2015

Bachelor of Arts and Science with a Combined Honours in Biology

McMaster University

Conferred November 2013


Exploring the Intersections Between Art and Biology