The Washington University Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology employs a full-time scientific graphics editor, Anthony Bartley, 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
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, MS, Assistant Professor

Wow…Awesome Anthony. It’s looking perfect now.
– Pooja Popli, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Associate

About the designer

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.

Examples of Work