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Ella Nitters



I am an award winning medical, scientific & creative illustrator from Rotterdam, the Netherlands. With an interest in both art and science, I have developed a versatile background and hold an MSc degree in Industrial Design Engineering, a BA degree in Illustration and an MA degree in Scientific Illustration.

Medical & Scientific illustration

As a medical illustrator I use my thoroughly built craftsmanship to bring across subjects in (bio)medical science. The added value of scientific illustration lies in the ability to focus only on the relevant information and leave out distracting or unimportant elements. In addition, scientific precision, clarity and esthetic quality are important ingredients. Through studying extensively I acquired an analytical mindset, highlevel drawing skills, design skills, creativity, anatomical knowledge and experience with dissection & observing surgery in the OR.

Hiring & pricing information

Work process

I am always interested to hear about your project & ideas!
Feel free to contact me with a briefing and information on your project. My work process generally consists of two phases: the sketches and completing the artwork. Both after sketching and the final artwork there is a possibilty for revisions. Additional revisions, new elements and/or changes in the agreed concept can be charged extra.


I work with a fixed price, calculated in advance. Prices depend on a number of aspects, such as: complexity, style, size, usage and the amount of illustrations. Please contact me for a price quote if you are interested in a collaboration.
Included in the price quote will be a user license, for which a percentage could be applicable, varying between 0% and 200%. Copyright is automatically owned by the maker, unless otherwise agreed.

Terms & Conditions

I am a member of the bno (Beroepsorganisatie Nederlandse Ontwerpers), and use the general terms & conditions as provided by BNO, which are sent to the client along with the price quote. In some cases an additional specific Project Agreement can be set up.



Master Scientific Illustration, Academy of Fine Arts & Design, Maastricht (Master of Art).
Illustration, Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam (Bachelor of Art).
Industrial Design Engineering, Delft University of Technology, Delft (Master of Science).

Additional courses

Summer course in "Physical Anthropology", theory & skeleton workshop (determination of sex and age).
Workshop "Reconstruction of Soft Facial Parts" (facial reconstruction for a forensic cold case).
Various Life Figure drawing, painting & sculpting courses


2018 - World Illustration Award for "Micorsurgery of a Rat", New Talent winner in the category "Research".


2018 - World Illustration Awards, Somerset House, London
2016 - Living Rooms, Enter through the Bookshop, Dutch Design Week, Boekhandel van Piere, Eindhoven
2015 - Living Rooms, WUNDERKAMERA OBSCURA - Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven
2015 - Living Rooms, WUNDERKAMERA OBSCURA - Kunstlijn, Haarlem
2014 - Codex2014 ENCYCLOPEDIA, Natural Sciences Museum, Brussels
2009 - A Book About Death, The Emily Harvey Foundation Gallery, New York

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