Kristina DeRycke

Kristina DeRycke, MS

Medical Media Specialist


Often times science can be difficult to conceptualize. My job is to transform complex subject matter into something easily understandable. I create medical imagery that is as beautiful as it is educational.


I received a double degree in biology and art from Augustana College in Rock Island, Ill., where I followed a curriculum simultaneously heavy in science and traditional studio art. I finished my Master of Science in Biomedical Visualization from the University of Illinois at Chicago, where I honed my 2D illustrative skills, and learned the technology behind 3D modeling and animation. While in the graduate program, I completed research in the fetal development of cleft palate abnormalities. My work experience has consisted of animation, illustration and design within the pharmaceutical and health care industries.

After hours:

When I’m not reconstructing bones or portraying the curious habits of proteins, I’m usually running wild with a camera in my hand. I love going on road trips with my partner and have only six U.S. states left to visit. I love being active and enjoy hiking, cycling and strength training.

Fast facts:

TV Show: Family Guy

Food: Vietnamese

Canโ€™t live without : Chapstick

Hometown: Kewanee, Ill.

Yeah, Kristina is pretty cool, but let’s go see more of Team TBG!

Take me there!