Tidepooling is one of my favorite activities.  This practice helps keep me inspired and refreshes my knowledge of local marine creatures.

Tidepooling is one of my favorite activities.  This practice helps keep me inspired and refreshes my knowledge of local marine creatures.

Education

B.A. Studio Art, B.S. Marine Biology, University of North Carolina Wilmington

M.S. Marine Biology, University of North Carolina Wilmington

Graduate Certificate in Science Illustration, California State University Monterey Bay

About Me

As a science illustrator, I strive to communicate science topics (particularly in marine biology)  in a clear and engaging manner in order to make science more accessible to the public.  Most of my freelance work is created for researchers, marine laboratories, engineering companies, parks, and local environmental organizations that fight to protect the ecosystems I know and love (see list of clients and publications). In addition to working as a freelance artist, I am an instructor for the Science Illustration Program at CSUMB.  I teach field sketching and support digital illustration classes. 

If you are interested in working with me or ordering prints of my work, please send me an email at thelocalnaturalist@gmail.com. 


Selected Client List

California State Parks (Black Oystercatcher Monitoring Program Logos)

Friday Harbor Laboratories, University of Washington (Scientific publications, interpretive ID panels at Fernald Hall)

North Carolina SeaGrant (Book illustrations for Seacoast Plants of the Carolinas, UNC Press)

Dr. Mark Carr, UC-Santa Cruz (Animation of rockfish larval transport between kelp forests)

Dr. Jonathan Zehr, UC-Santa Cruz (Illustration for Science Magazine article)

Polar-ICE Project, NSF (Website graphics)

Alvarado Street Brewery: Yeast of Eden (Label for Saison Recolte)

Ventana Surfboard and Supply (T-shirt design)

Worldwide Diving Adventures (T-shirt design, logo design)


Contact

Email:  thelocalnaturalist@gmail.com

Instagram:  @adingeldein