Maartje Kunen
medical & scientific visuals

Tel.: +31 (0)6 41849355
Radarpad 28
6816 TP Arnhem
the Netherlands

visiting adress:
Lawick van Pabststraat 62
6814 HK Arnhem
KvK 17241672
the Netherlands


Medical Visuals produces medical scientific visualizations mainly distinguished by a clear, concise style. The strength of Medical Visuals is to translate complex issues onto a communicative and accessible image, without doing violence to reality.

Additionally Medical Visuals is distinctive in customer focus, short term delivery, experience and several digital techniques. Depending on the contract and the nature of the information we work with various styles that result in Graphic Illustrations, Graphic Plastic images & 3D visuals and 3D animations.

The clients include the Dutch Journal of Medicine, the Dutch College of General Practitioners, Quest Magazine, many Universities and Hospitals, the Academic Centre of Dentistry, Veterinary Institutions, different Educational Publishers and brain researcher and neurologist Dick Swaab.

The driving force behind Medical Visuals is Medical & Scientific visualizer Maartje Kunen. She graduated Cum Laude from the Post Graduated Course in Scientific Illustration: part of the Academy of Fine Arts and the Faculty of Medicine of Maastricht University. Her fascination for biomedical subject matter results that she is always alert to new developments in this field.

After graduation Maartje Kunen worked at the “Vrije Universiteit” in Amsterdam as a medical illustrator from 2003 until 2008. In addition, she also worked as a freelance Medical & Scientific visualizer. From 2008 until now she works as a full time Medical & Scientific visualizer in her own company. The studio is located in Arnhem, the Netherlands.

Maartje Kunen is a member of the Professional Association of Dutch Designers: BNO and the Association Européenne des Illustrateurs Médicaux et Scientifiques: AEIMS

oral and maxillofacial surgery | Medical Visuals has produced illustrations for various dental surgeon topics. The book "Local anesthesia in dentistry" by J. Baart and H. Brand has been published in several countries. The book is an illustrated practical guide for dentists, dental surgeons and students. It provides practical information about administering anesthesia in dentistry. The illustrations in the academic thesis “Adaptation of jaw muscles after surgical mandibular advancement” of G. dicker are focused on measurements of the facial musculature after an adjustment of the jaw or jaw joint.
Jacques A. Baart, Gertjan Dicker, oral-maxifacial surgeons, VU Medical Centre and ACTA, Amsterdam, Cleft lip and palate Centre, Friesland, the Netherlands

“I was looking for a medical illustrator a few years ago at the Audiovisual Service of the VU University medical Centre (VUmc) in Amsterdam for two books that we were writing. I met Maartje Kunen and it clicked right away. For all the illustrations we needed, and there were quite a few, the publisher had a limited budget. Maartje figured out how we could realize all images by using a few templates as a basis and use them for the different illustrations. All necessary illustrations could be realized within the budget. The books “Local anesthesia in dentistry” (2006) and “mouth diseases and maxofacial surgery” (2009) are published at Bohn, Staflue and Loghum. The first book is translated in 4 languages: English, Russian, Portuguese and Italian. Making Maartje Kunen nearly world famous. After these initial jobs I have always appealed to her for medical illustrations, to my great satisfaction.

Jacques A. Baart, dental surgeon, VU University Medical Centre & ACTA, Amsterdam