illustration by Melissa Garden Streblow

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Biophilia © Copyright 2011
Procyon lotor © Copyright 2011
Sylvilagus floridanus, 2010 Watercolor © copyright 2010
Pomegranates, 2010 Mixed Media
Rana , 2009 Oil © copyright 2009
Curiosities, 2011 Mixed Media © Copyright 2011
Quick Facts
UCSC (University of California Santa Cruz), 2005, MFA Natural Science Illustration
California College of the Arts
anatomy mixed-media realism, biology traditional drawing, Illustration, natural science installation, traditional, sculpture

I am an experienced commercial, editorial, and scientific illustrator. My strength lies in my versatility, my curiosity, and my love of the collaborative nature of freelance illustration. With a BFA in Commercial Illustration (with distinction) from California College of Arts and Crafts, an MFA in Scientific Illustration from the University of California at Santa Cruz, and eight years of experience in commercial illustration, I approach each project as an opportunity to get my hands dirty and become a subject matter expert in a new area. Each illustration is infused with the insight I have gained through researching the history, evolution, science, and market trends of my subject.

Within the parameters of every project, I find new experiences, and new ways to engage in a dialog with my clients to generate unique, exciting, and informed creative solutions to meet their needs. And with each project, I am again grateful to have pursued a career that continues to sustain my interests and fuel my passions.

As an avid supporter of sustainability, I dedicate a large percentage of my work to local Bay Area projects because I believe that living and working within my community is the best model for its continued success.

For inquiries and RFPs, please email me at or call 510.594.7614.

Exhibited at these venues
illustration by Melissa Garden Streblow has Exhibited at these venues: