Curriculum vitae

Adobe creative suite 
(Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Animate(flash), Aftereffects, Captivate)
Maxon Cinema 4D
Pixologic Z brush
Microsoft office suite
Osirix, Horos
Traditional mediums
Graphite, watercolor, charcoal, oil, carbon dust, charcoal, 


Augusta University

Augusta, GA                                                                

      •   Masters of science in medial illustration, MSMI


California State University, Long Beach

Long Beach, CA

      •   Bachelor of fine arts BFA - illustration

      •   Certificate in biomedical illustration


California State University, Long Beach

Long Beach, CA

      •   Research internship in anatomy pro-section



Instructional Designer and Medical Illustrator                                              

California University of Science and Medicine, San Bernardino, CA

      •   Create Instructional material for medical school curriculum


Pecora Medical Illustration                                               

Costa Mesa, CA

      •   Pharmaceutical, biotech, and surgical media creation

Senior Graphic designer and printer

Newport Beach, CA                                          

      •   Custom invitation/stationary design and concept for vast customer base (inc. photo

           retouching, typography design, custom illustrations, branding, poster design)

      •   Pre-print design/production and printer

      •   Design of weekly email blasts, ad creation, and social media networking

      •   Website design and maintenance


Supplemental instructor - human anatomy

California State University, Long Beach, CA

      •   Facilitation and planning of class activities, tests, worksheets, discussions,

           study sessions and study skills


Graphic designer and marketing coordinator

Costa Mesa, CA

      •   Management/planning of trade shows

      •   Design of print advertisements/ web creatives/catalogs/displays/ boxes/ booth        

           graphics/ application guides/ weekly e-mail production



July 2018 - Current

May 2010 - July 2017

Jan. 2015 - Jan. 2016

June 2003 - Oct. 2011


Jan. 2015 - Current


•   Bursey, C. R., Goldberg, S. R., Siler, C. D., &  Rafe M. Brown (2019). New Species of Falcaustra (Nematoda: Kathlaniidae) and Other Helminths in Megophrys stejnegeri (Anura: Megophryidae) from Samar Island, Philippines, Comparative Parasitology 87(1), 4-11. doi:

•  Pecora, C., Andrews, B., Hryeniuk, A., & Latif, E. (2018). An Interactive Platform to Enhance Knowledge and Understanding of Ovarian Neoplasm: A Pilot Media Program to Standardize Clerkship Education. Journal of Biocommunication, 42(2).

•   Bursey, C. R., Goldberg, S. R., & Kraus, F. (2017). A new species of Spauligodon (Nematoda; Oxyuroidea; Pharyngodonidae) and other Nematodes in Cyrtodactylus epiroticus (Squamata; Gekkonidae) from Papua New Guinea, Acta Parasitologica, 62(4), 842-845. doi:

•   Nobles, M. & Pecora, C. (2016). Dissection Manual of Human Anatomy. California State University of Long Beach, Long Beach. Master's thesis.

•   Bursey, C. R., Goldberg, S. R., & Harvey, M. B. (2017). Spinicauda sumatrana sp. nov. (Nematoda: Heterakidae) from Ludeking’s Crested Dragon, Lophocalotes ludekingi (Agamidae), from the Bukit Barisan Range of Sumatra, Acta Parasitologica, 62(3), 610-616. doi:


•   Octavia Garlington Award of Instructional Design/Poster - Graduate Research Day (2019)

•   Award of Excellence - AU/UGA Scientific and Medical Illustration Exhibition (2018)

•   Vesalius Trust Research Grant (2018)

•   The William J. Stenstrom Award of Excellence - AU/UGA Scientific and Medical Illustration Exhibition (2017)    

•   Award of Merit - Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Student Salon (2017)

•   The Graduate School Educational Multimedia Poster Award - Graduate Research Day Augusta University (2017)


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