Welcome to the portfolio site of Erica Beade. For the past 15 years, I’ve created high quality illustrations of a wide range of subjects, with a particular focus on science, health and nature. Please explore the site to find out how I can provide visual solutions for your upcoming projects.
Illustration plays a pivotal role in helping to explain concepts and processes in science and medicine. Often photographs can’t show what needs to be shown in a clear way, with the right aspects emphasized... View images
The natural world is a rich subject for illustration, just as it is for fine art. As an amateur naturalist, I’m always excited to combine my passion for the outdoors with my love of drawing and visual communication... View images
Editorial illustrations accompany text to further elucidate aspects of the content and to add visual interest. They may be a direct visual translation of the text, or be more conceptual, capturing a concept or feeling associated with the content in less literal ways... View images
Illustrations should be customized for their target audiences. This is particularly important in the case of educational illustrations, where images need to communicate ideas in a way that is both engaging and age-appropriate... View images
I created a series of whiteboard animations in collaboration with Jetpak Productions for an introductory psychology video published by Pearson. The animations were created using Flash, to give a sense of being drawn on a whiteboard as you watch them... View images
Observational drawing has always been a passion of mine, providing a rich source of ideas and inspiration for more finished illustrations, and keeping me looking closely and learning about the world. I also enjoy imaginative drawing, and my sketchbooks tend to be a mix of both... View images