About 3-4 times a year we receive requests from students for
interviews about becoming a scientific illustrator; sometimes these
requests are for class projects, sometimes for personal curiosity.
If any of you would be willing to be an interviewee from time to
time, either email or phone, I would love to have you on a list of
contacts that I could send to these students. You would of course
not be obligated to do these interviews, and I would make it clear
to the students that this will happen only if you have time and are
willing, they should contact you by email first, etc.
I've done a few of these myself, they are usually short, maybe 15-20
questions. I tend to go overboard, as it's a great opportunity to be
in touch with someone who has an interest in our profession and may
chose it eventually, a chance to be a goodwill ambassador for
scientific illustration! I talk up the GNSI, of course, and point
them to our website and the resources available there. Sometimes
they don't know what to ask, so it's an educational opportunity all
Please contact me directly, off-list, if you would be
willing to help out.