Scientific Graphic Design Service

The Washington University Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology employs a full-time scientific graphics editor, Anthony Bartley and intern Chrystie Tyler, whose goal is to help all members of the department visually enhance and strengthen the presentation of their work.

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  • Primary Faculty Members
  • Clinical Fellows
  • Residents
  • Senior Scientists
  • Postdoctoral Fellows
  • Graduate Students


  • Give suggestions on figures and graphics to improve visual impact, flow, and clarity
  • Edit flow charts, data tables, and figures to improve readability
  • Design new graphics for papers, publications, and grants that help highlight and explain the importance of the content
  • Create scientific illustrations and animations to help visualize complex processes and concepts for various audiences


Sample projects

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Client testimonials

Thanks for all your work on this. It looks fantastic and will be helpful moving forward in recruitment of donors.

– Kenan Omurtag, MD, Associate Professor

This is GREAT!! Your services are so awesome. This looks so great! Thank you so much for working on this. What a treat this is!

– Mary Mullen, MD, Assistant Professor

This is perfect! I am so impressed. Thank you for this!

– Jeannie Kelly, MD, Assistant Professor

Wow…Awesome Anthony. It’s looking perfect now.

– Pooja Popli, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Associate

About the designers


Anthony Bartley became the scientific graphic designer for the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department at the Washington University School of Medicine in February of 2021. He helps members of the OBGYN department with preparing figures and illustrations for research papers, grants, and presentations. His goal is to improve science communication, particularly the communication between researchers and the public that is often sidelined.

Anthony graduated with a bachelor’s in Biology (and a minor in Fine Art) from Washington University in St. Louis in 2020. Prior to college he had already been involved in cell biology research at Chicago State University (2010-2016) and immunology and material science research at the University of Chicago (2015-2016). In college he performed research under Joan Strassmann in evolutionary biology while working as a graphic designer/photographer for WashU’s DevSTAC (Developer Student Technology Advisory Council).

Outside of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Anthony maintains a fine arts practice with a focus in oil painting, a graphic design and general art consulting business, and manages a musician. He finds joy in having the freedom to explore different creative disciplines.


Chrystie Tyler joined the Graphic Design Team as a Computer Artist/ Medical Illustrator Intern for the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department at the Washington University School of Medicine during her last semester of college in February of 2021. She assists Scientific Graphic Designer, Anthony Bartley, and members of the OBGYN department by creating medical illustrations/ designs for research-related publications, websites, grant proposals, scientific presentations, newsletters, posters, brochures, flyers, etc. She is committed to improving the visual communication and quality of design throughout the OBGYN department while also learning from her team.

Chrystie Tyler graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Medical Illustration and a minor in Advertising and Public Relations in May 2021. She is fascinated by the complexity, fragility, and intricate processes of the human body. She has a passion for both science and art and enjoys creating ways of translating this complex scientific graphic designer information into simplified and aesthetic visuals. Her experience and skill set has enabled her to explore multiple mediums while creating visually appealing compositions that are informative and accurate.

Outside of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chrystie continues her skills as a Freelance Medical Illustrator/ Graphic Designer. She enjoys exploring all forms of media in her downtime as well. She is also a Gold Medalist Figure Skater who practices and coaches in her free time.

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