About Us

‘rEvolution – Adaptive Visual Solutions’

At Taxon Studios, we are rEvolutionizing scientific visualization with the belief that no scientific concept is too boring or difficult to learn. Equipped with cross-disciplinary scientific knowledge and a wide range of visual tools, we are able to identify specific visual problems, and provide our clients with adaptive, customized solutions. We specialize in concise, information-rich illustrations and immersive, interactive digital tools for biological and medical education. Our target audiences range from patients to doctors, from researchers to the general public. By working closely with our clients, we strive to inspire interest and curiosity with our visualizations, and while maximizing learning potential by honing in on our learners’ needs, backgrounds and learning objectives.

Meet Our Team

Agnes Chan

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I am a scientific illustrator, which for me encompasses a myriad of trades including researcher, art director, draftsperson, and developer. I received my BSc(Hons.) in Life Sciences at McMaster University, specializing in evolutionary biology and ecology under the Origins Institute. Realizing my interest in communicating science rather than pursuing academic research, I recently completed Master of Science in Biomedical Communications (MScBMC) degree at the University of Toronto Mississauga.

Agnes Chan – Curriculum Vitae (.pdf)

Our Tools

Media Production

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Process Work & Prototyping

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Web Development

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Academic & Professional Affiliations

Master of Biomedical Communications

logo-bmcThe Master of Science in Biomedical Communications (MScBMC) is a two-year professional graduate program prepares students for careers in the visual communication of science, medicine, and health, offered by the Institute of Medical Science at the University of Toronto. It is one of five CAAHEP-accredited programs in the world, and the only one in Canada.

Association of Medical Illustrators (AMI)

logo-amiThe Association of Medical Illustrators (AMI) is the international association for professional medical and scientific illustrators. This year’s annual meeting, Fusion 2013, was held July 17-21 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Vesalius Trust

logo-vesalius-trustThe Vesalius Trust for Visual Communication in the Health Sciences was incorporated as a non-profit public foundation in 1988. Established under the direction of the Board of Governors of the Association of Medical Illustrators, a professional organization of medically-trained visual communicators, the Trust strives to develop and support education and research programs in the field of health science communications.

Dr. Robert Reisz, Vertebrate Palaeontologist

site-reiszRobert Reisz is a Canadian palaeontologist who specializes in the anatomy and evolutionary history of Permian and Carboniferous tetrapods. He is the content expert in the development of OsteoScope.

Origins Institute, McMaster University

logo-originsThe Origins Institute is an academic group that bridges biology, chemistry, and physics – to answer explore the most fundamental questions in sciences. The institute offers an undergraduate specialization and hosts public education colloquia.