We have had the pleasure to commission Audra Geras for a very complex, two-panel illustration representing our medical device and how our medical device allowed the production of an auricular framework for reconstruction of children born without an ear.
Audra is a true delight to work with. Not only is she talented beyond imagination, but she is also incredibly smart and extremely prepared, qualities that allow her to quickly understand the nuances that are required in order to deliver the highest quality product anyone could ask for.
She’s incredibly responsive and extremely pleasant to work with. She works incessantly on her project until it’s just perfect. No surprise she’s one of the top 10 most valued medical illustrators in the world.
Thank you, Audra, for your outstanding job. I am grateful for your invaluable contribution to our manuscript.
Angelo A. Leto Barone, MD
Resident, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD 21287
Comments from Digitas re: Veliparib painting
Mattison Becker | Associate Art Producer
• Thanks so much, Audra! You continue to amaze us and be totally awesome!!!!
• Wow. Audra did a remarkable job! This is very exciting!
• We are continually amazed by your work.
• We can’t tell you how thrilled the entire team has been with your work and your quick turnaround and attention to their feedback. Really great job, and we look forward to the next project with you!!
• Audra… I wanted to send my gratitude for this project. The team absolutely loves working with you & is so beyond thrilled with the work you have done. You are a rock star!
We all agree: the melanocyte is perfect as it is! It is a great job, scientifically accurate and also very beautiful. It will match perfectly within our new laboratory.
There is only one thing missing: your signature and a small dedication (“Audra Geras, for Bella Aurora Labs” for example) at the bottom right corner of the picture 🙂
…once we have the retroilluminated melanocyte installed in our new facilities, we will provide you with pictures…
Thank you for such an impressive piece of fine art, it has also been a pleasure working with you!
Sergi Hernández Navarro
PhD in Chemistry
Fundamental Research Manager
Bella Auroroa Labs, Barcelona, Spain
Dear Audra and team,
Working with you has been a pleasure in the recent weeks! Your call to action before bank holidays to develop images and animation as per client briefing has been exceptional and fully reliable. You were ahead of time, extremely efficient and the results are splendid! The team is extremely pleased with the outcome, both still and animated and this would not have been feasible without you and your team!
I am sure this will not be the last of our joint projects and look forward to working with you again soon!
~ F. Manger, CEO, INNOTIO GmbH, Switzerland
I just wanted to send you a brief note to express my sincere appreciation for the exceptional graphics and vivacious paintings you have created for Trillium to support our scientific story. I am looking at these fabulous art creations on many occasions every single day and a day has not gone by without me acknowledging how enormously talented an artist you are and how substantial your contribution is to the world of the medicine and medical illustration!
I am in awe and admiration!
~ Penka Petrova, Chief Development Officer, Trillium Therapeutics, Inc., Canada
• …all I can say is wow!!! Many thanks for your amazing work and sharing your talent with us – I feel very lucky!
• Thank you so much – you are just amazing!
• This looks fantastic! Many, many thanks!
~ Carolyn Sousa, Global Brand Associate Director AIN 457, Novartis Pharma AG, Basel, Switerland
Audra – Thank you! You were a true partner for us during this project and all of us appreciate your time, effort, and patience.
You are incredibly talented and I look forward to working again with you in the future.
Thank you again!
~ Joe Wilmoth, National Training Manager, U.S., Allergan Medical Dermatology ~
I emphatically concur… it was a true pleasure.
We sincerely appreciate your creative mind and hard work.
Thank you again!
~ Sean O’Loughlin, Associate Project Manager, Publications, Pacific Communications, U.S. ~
The poster illustration job with Audra went so smoothly, I’m still pinching myself to see if it was all a dream. Everyone thought it looked great!
~ Mary O’Halloran, Group Art Supervisor, Integrated Communications Corp., N.J.
She was WONDERFUL! Audra was WONDERFUL! The group is ecstatic with the results! Thank you so much for helping us get going with her. We are pleased to have found such great partners! The presentation was yesterday and went very well. Thanks for all your help. Audra was just awesome to work with!
~ Kathryn Strausser, Production Director / Resource Management, The Navicor Group, OH
Tricia, the artwork looks awesome!!! Audra did a fantastic job and the client is thrilled! Thanks!!!
~ Lisa Desordi, VogelFarina, N.Y.
I’ve worked with Audra on 7 different illustrations now for our brand over the past year. Once we established our “look” on the first illustration, the rest came easily (for us). Each time our needs seemed to get more and more complicated with shorter and shorter timelines and each time Audra was able to wow us and out-do herself. For an Art Director like myself without much scientific knowledge, it has always been such a relief to hand off a simple schematic without much additional direction and to just see the wonderful work we get in return. On our last project which included 4 complicated illustrations on a rush timeline, our team and our clients had little to no changes to Audra’s first rounds. On those same illustrations we’ve received incredible feedback and such comments as ” it’s incredible how Audra can make something so ugly look so beautiful”. The work has received so many positive reactions that it’s generated global interest among our clients to do more pieces like this world-wide and is currently being submitted for many medical magazine awards in our industry. My biggest reasons for returning to work with Audra again and again are, other than the sheer beauty of the work, the ease with which she is able to envision and create something wonderful, and her hard work which enables her to get things done in what are usually less than adequate timelines.
~ Abby Stellpflug, Group Art Supervisor, Area 23/Draft FCB, N.Y.
It has been my distinct pleasure and privilege to work with Audra on several projects, which all required complex medical illustrations rendered with a high degree of sophistication without compromising accuracy. In every one of these, Audra was a delight to work with at several levels. Firstly, she understands the medical language remarkably well. Secondly, I’ve been impressed with the research she puts into her projects so that what one receives is exceedingly accurate. Finally, even with tight timelines, the finished illustrations are outstanding and actually pieces of wonderful art that do not require any revision. Whoever partners with Audra works with a consummate professional who loves what she does. And it shows!
~ Alex Castellino, PhD, Copy Consultant, Area23/DraftFCB, N.Y.
Audra Geras is one of the best illustrators I have ever worked with. I can always count on Audra to bring unique solutions to every challenging job. Audra and Tricia (her rep) embrace difficult creative problems and solve them with an unmatched ease, grace and warmth that I have grown to rely on.
~ Frederick Rescott, Creative Director, Centron, N.Y.
We’ve worked with Audra for two years now and have successfully completed 4 separate MOA animation projects. Audra’s work is not only beautiful, it’s grounded in science which provides added value to our clients and physicians. The MOA visuals we use in print and animation are consistently seen as high in quality from both an artistic and scientific view. The team, including William Pleydon and Leoung O’Young, are wonderful to work with. Their response times were miraculous sometimes, but always done with near perfection. Their access to support from custom soundtracks to the editing suite made those last minute finesses go that much smoother and faster.
~ Julie Yoon, Harrison and Star, N.Y.
We enjoyed the experience of working with your team very much. It says a lot about your team that you were able to translate our oftentimes rapid-fire direction and overwhelming demands with grace and eloquence. And you always found solutions that helped us communicate our ideas and vision into tangible, creative and graceful solutions.
~ Michael Leopold, VP/Creative Director
Thanks Audra. These are really beautiful. I am excited and thrilled to be working with you! I loved working with all of you this past year! You were so great and fun! And the outcome was awesome!
~ Caroline Burton, VP/Associate Creative Director
Pretty “trippy” stuff you paint Audra! Really exquisite!!
~ Lisa Kaplan, Producer
As a creative director, I am always looking for a smart way to communicate the client’s information without sacrificing aesthetics. A recent project we conceived called for a veterinary poster with an illustration that provided a visual explanation of the difference between the Cis and Trans configured essential fatty acids. Audra developed a poster featuring a visual comparison of their structures and functions that was clear to the layman and visually striking. And it was on time and on budget. It’s nice to work with a pro!
The client really really likes the work—it’s the talk of the company! And the booth is just amazing. Thank you very much for helping us on this, and being very generous with your time.
~ Gordon MacGregor, MacGregor Marketing Communications
I just wanted to reiterate how happy we all are with all the work you’ve produced for us. This latest round is truly exceptional, especially given the crazy timelines. When our client is happy, we’re all happy. And believe me, Novartis is happy! Thanks again to you and your team for your patience and all your hard work.
~ Chris Watson, VP/Associate Creative Director
The illustrations are all beautiful – what a tremendous skill to have!
You are a great artist. Thank you for the great cooperation.
I enjoyed working with Audra very much. She is more than knowledgeable, very fast in understanding the problem which is to be illustrated and the interpretation of our study/results hypothesis has been transferred 1:1 into beautiful and easy to understand artwork – therefore, the artwork is very effective.
~ Dr. Albert J. Augustin, Director der Augenklik, Klinikum Karlsruhe, Germany