"SciStories helps us convey complex concepts in an understandable visual format to make our science beautifully accessible.”

Michelle Monje Deisseroth, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurology, Pathology and Pediatrics,
Stanford University

"One of the biggest challenges when starting your own lab is conveying your research vision. SciStories design strategy and messaging guidance went a long way towards putting together a fantastic website - in an affordable way."

Shruti Naik, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Departments of Pathology, Medicine, and Dermatology,
New York University School of Medicine

About us

SciStories is a creative agency offering art and design services to medical and science academic research laboratories around the world. Our work brings their journal articles to life, helps that article be chosen as the cover story, enhances their grant applications and donor reports, and develops core marketing assets for the lab such as a website, logo, and identity materials.

Sigrid Knemeyer

SciStories Founder

Sigrid’s work has graced the cover of journals such as Nature, Science, and Cell, and helped labs raise initial and ongoing funding rounds. She was chosen to develop the visual language for new, revolutionary discoveries such as CRISPR Cas-9, Hi-C Analysis, and Long Non-Coding RNAs.

Sigrid trained at the Medical College of Georgia, receiving a Master of Science in Medical Illustration and board certification from the Association of Medical Illustrators. She is personally involved with every lab we work with.

Cynthia Lara

Designer & Programmer

Cynthia, our self-described Ninja-Android, has always flowed between design, coding, and art. She has perfected her craft in services work as part of four different agencies, including running her own. With seven years of professional experience, Cynthia’s work spans industries and applications, allowing her to bring general creative excellence to our projects.

Cynthia provides project leadership along with hands-on work with both websites and scientific illustrations.

Matt Crotts

Science Illustrator

Matt is a Board Certified Medical Illustrator with over six years of full-time professional illustration experience, he is interested in surgical research, acute pathology, and visual education that serves patients, residents and physicians in a variety of fields. He earned a Master’s of Science in Medical Illustration from Augusta University and a BFA in Illustration from Ringling College of Art and Design.

Matt provides successful creative solutions to complex medical concepts.

Dirk Knemeyer

Creative Director

Dirk’s creative work has earned awards such as Webbys, Tellys, and Addys. He is also a publisher of science games including on subjects as diverse as Albert Einstein, Nikola Tesla, and Ada Lovelace. Dirk’s social welfare activities have taken him from Nepal to North Korea, from an anti-immigration parade in Germany to meeting with a community leader in Ferguson, Missouri. He speaks around the world at places like TEDx, South by Southwest, and the Frontiers of Interaction.

Dirk provides general management oversight as well as creative direction for our marketing design projects.

“We've immensely enjoyed working with SciStories for everything  from cover art and figure illustrations to website and logo design.”

Alex K. Shalek, PhD
Pfizer-Laubach Career Development Assistant Professor
Institute for Medical Engineering & Science, Department of Chemistry
Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Baylor College of Medicine
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
Brown Medical School
California Institute of Technology
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard University
Harvard Medical School
Johns Hopkins University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
New York University School of Medicine
Rockefeller University
SALK Institute for Biological Studies
Stanford University School of Medicine
Thomas Jefferson University
University of California San Diego
University of California, Berkeley
University of Chicago
University of Michigan
University of Massachusetts Medical School


We work with scientists and labs all around the world. If you like the idea of using art to give your research the best chance to gain recognition and get more funding, let’s have a conversation!

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