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I'M
Xin Zou.

YOU CAN CALL ME ZOE:)

ENGINEERING BACKGROUND
SCIENTIFIC ILLUSTRATOR, PHOTOGRAPHER
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 PROFESSIONAL

MY KNOWLEDGE LEVEL IN SOFTWARE

3Ds Max

Blender

Zbrush

Illustrator

Lightroom

Photoshop

75%

70%

70%

80%

99%

90%

Hey there, I'm Zoe. 

I am currently a scientific illustrator at UW-Madison. I call myself a SCIENCE TRANSLATOR that helps scientists "translate" their complicated research into easy-understanding illustrations. I design 2D/3D graphics for scientists' publications, proposals, and journal covers.  

I graduated from Penn State University in 2017 with an M.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering. While I find myself extremely engaged in visual design, so I taught myself design software and 3D modeling. It is so great that my first job can combine science and art together. Science is charming. It's my pleasure to help scientists make more people understand their work by visualization.

Beyond these, I'm a freelance photographer that enjoys capturing emotive moments of kids and family. I'm a wife to a scientist and a mother to a cute little boy who always inspires me with fresh photography ideas. I like drawing, Lego, furniture hack, and all kinds of DIY.

 
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 PORTFOLIO

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Scientific illustrations

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Journal
Covers

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photograph

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UI/UX Projects

 
 
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 Experience

2020-now
Freelance Photographer
2019-Now
Scientific Illustrator
University of Wisconsin- Madison
Help researchers “translate” their research into easy-understanding illustrations. 
  • Create 2D/3D designs for journal covers and publications 

  • Provide graphic support for large scale (>1m/year) and early career proposals

  • Assist with website design and workshop arrangement

2016-now
Freelance
Scientific Illustrator
2015-2017
Research Assistant
Penn State University
Individual research project: Automatic system for enriching circulating tumor cells (CTCs) 

I created an automatic system controlled by LabVIEW for high-throughput whole-blood CTCs detection. The system achieved in situ, fast and accurate enrichment of CTCs.

2020 WPPI Silver Award

2020 PPAC Bronze Award

 
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