David R. Purnell, MA, AMI

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Location: Lonsdale, MN
Work interests: I create 2D & 3D illustrations for the scientific and medical community.
Affiliation/website: https://www.linkedin.com/in/purnellmedicalillustration
Preferred contact method: Comment on my profile page,Reply to post in blog/forum/group,Private note via Research Co-op,Any,Other (see details below)
Preferred contact language(s): English
Contact: skyotter@aol.com…………..Phone (USA): 1-507-744-5408
Favourite publications: https://www.behance.net/gallery/1141237/Medical-illustrations

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Location: Minneapolis, MN, USA
Work: I am an experienced medical/scientific illustrator, with an M.A. from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; was chief staff medical/surgical illustrator at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan for 19 years. I have collaborated with surgeons, clinicians, researchers, nursing departments, editors, publishers, medical institutions, medical device manufacturers, and educational institutions (both profit and non-profit). Doing Business As: NEW YORK WEST Medical Illustration Studio. I am available to to assist with the medical/technical illustration needs of the medical/scientific community. SEE my "Photos" for sample illustrations. I have 38 years of experience as a biomedical, scientific and surgical illustrator. My assets include artistic proficiency, intelligence, curiosity, knowledge and good verbal communication skills. I am a graphics-problem solver. I listen to your expressed needs, offer suggestions, and turn your ideas into images that are informative, coherent and visually easily-accessible. RELATED: Anatomy, Art, Artist, Audiovisual, Audio-visual, Biological, Biomedical, Clinical, Communications, Concept, Conceptual, Depict, Device, Drawing, Education, Educational, Graphic, Graphics, Healthcare, Illustration, Illustrator, Image, Medical, Painting, Patient, Physiology, Render, Research, Science, Scientific, Surgery, Surgical, Technical, Presentation, Publish, Visual, Visualize, Web.
Biographical: Contact: DavidPurne693@cooperative.ning.com or skyotter@aol.com

NEW YORK WEST Medical Illustration Studio - David R. Purnell, MA (owner)

NEW YORK WEST Medical Illustration Studio, of which I am the owner, creates custom 2D & 3D illustrations, and 3D-animations for the medical & scientific community, medical device industry, and dental industry.

I have a Masters Degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. My career began as a staff member at New York City’s Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, where I was a medical/surgical illustrator for 19 years. More recently, I founded NEW YORK WEST, in Minnesota,...

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David R. Purnell, MA, AMI
@david-r-purnell-ma-ami • 2 years ago
Alive and well here in southern Minnesota, USA. Active as a professional medical illustrator. Best wishes to all.

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Anna Poon
09/01/13 05:37:03AM @anna-poon:

Hello, David! Thank you for the welcoming. I've been to Park Slope several times--one of my favorite areas in New York.

Yep. I'm not not an experienced illustrator or a professional, but I would like to offer help to anyone that needs it.

Karren Visser
22/02/12 06:42:44PM @karren-visser:

Hello David, thank you very much for your message. Look forward to connecting further with you in this group. I am in the early stages of putting together a website for the photographic documentary work I am doing in Africa. Best wishes, Karren

Lois Mitchell
27/10/11 11:46:39AM @lois-mitchell:

Hi David,

Thanks for your reply! I understand your point of view. I hadn't realized the changes I thought I made to my profile earlier in the day had not actually gone through until I got your message, so I'm happy to have the chance to correct it. I'm glad you like my watercolors. I'm currently experimenting with Corel Painter and a Wacom tablet. I look forward to learning from you and others here!

Take care,

-- Lois

Lois Mitchell
27/10/11 08:13:16AM @lois-mitchell:

Hi David,

Thanks for your comment! I appreciate what you are saying about medical illustration. In fact, I didn't mean to say that I am currently a medical illustrator, and I thought I removed that from my profile (I will double-check after sending this post). I had previously called myself a "learner" on this site along with an interest in medical illustration becauseI was recently contemplating this as a future career and wanted to find out what I needed to learn. I've also been in contact with other medical illustrators who have had extensive training. I totally understand the training required and that a medical illustrator must take the exact same courses as doctors. That makes sense to me.

I have recently decided that medical illustration is not my highest interest and have concentrated instead on other types of illustration. I'm nearly finished with my studies at the SMFA in Boston and plan to receive my Illustration Certificate next spring. I need to update my profile and portfolio with recent work.

Thanks again for taking the time to write! I hope you feel that we are in agreement.

-- Lois

Rachel Dana
30/06/11 09:24:17PM @rachel-dana:
Thank you David, I will!
Research Cooperative
16/04/10 10:19:03PM @chief-admin:
Dear David,I have created a new communication-focussed group for "Health and Medicine" inside the Research Cooperative. If you would like to look (and perhaps join), please see here: Thanks, Peter (Admin. Research Cooperative)
David R. Purnell, MA, AMI
15/06/18 07:58:09PM @david-r-purnell-ma-ami:

Thanks Peter. I forgot to reply to your message. I joined the group, "Health and Medicine," right after I read your (above) 16/04/10 message.
Thanks again. >David


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