Richard Weaver is a Board-Certified Medical Illustrator* and has made his calling into his profession through dedication, study and perseverance. Many years of education in the biological sciences, Pre-Med studies, and commercial and fine arts have prepared him to meet the challenges of the disciplines necessary for Medical and Biological Illustration.
Richard is sought after for the design, clarity, and accuracy of his work as well as his conscientious business sense and experience.

After 20 years in creative services and publishing in Los Angeles, working in multi-national advertising in five languages (in nine countries) Richard was able to continue his studies in bio-medical illustration at the University of California, Long Beach. Richard then embarked as a freelance/consultant in the Beach Cities, living within walking and hearing distance from Santa Monica Bay. He enjoyed a second vocation as a teacher/docent of Marine Biology and also completed several public artworks and award-winning murals that are still being enjoyed today.

Today, Richard works from his studio on the Western Slope of Colorado, serving the needs of the medical and legal professions regionally in person as well as clients across the continent and world-wide.

His abilities in translating research and data into visual information, and the knack of simplifying complex visual information into the essentials have made him invaluable to the medical and pharmalogical fields. Richard’s specialties include embryology, cardiology, surgical anatomy and molecular biology.

Richard Weaver’s education in the sciences and arts spans the boundaries of traditional and digital techniques. He has earned degrees in Biology and Art, first from the University of Colorado in Boulder, also from the Colorado Institute of Art in Denver and the University of California, Long Beach. His work is published in textbooks, laboratory manuals, and medical journals on three continents.

His guilty pleasure is comics and cartooning. He enjoys exploring ways of incorporating science and medicine into graphic narratives.


*A medical illustrator is a professional artist with advanced education in both the life sciences and visual communication. Collaborating with scientists, physicians, and other specialists, medical illustrators transform complex information into visual images that have the potential to communicate to broad audiences.