Although the United States has the land and water resources to significantly increase its aquaculture industry, our current production puts us at number 17 on this list of top global producers. I collaborated with the NOAA Fisheries Office of Aquaculture’s science team to gather data in order to make this design.
Fostering Diversity and Inclusion in Aquaculture
I created these infographics to accompany a NOAA Fisheries Office of Aquaculture featured news story, “Fostering Diversity and Inclusion in Aquaculture.”
Climate change impacts on aquaculture
I designed this infographic, “Climate Change Impacts on Aquaculture,” to be included in a NOAA Fisheries report.
Aquaculture Opportunity areas
Aquaculture Opportunity Areas are small, well-defined geographic areas that have been evaluated to determine potential suitability for commercial aquaculture. Introduced in 2020, I made the following infographics to illustrate this new concept.
Ocean Acidification and Aquaculture
It has been a while since I blogged anything (I blame COVID). But, I swear I am going to start adding my infographics from NOAA Fisheries to the site.
Here is one that I finished recently, ‘Ocean Acidification and Aquaculture.’ It will be used in an upcoming report about the effects of climate change and ocean acidification on marine aquaculture.
Atlantic salmon and black cod sablefish
I drew these fish illustrations for work and was really excited to use them. But, we ended up not needing two very specific fish illustrations. So now these fish will enjoy freedom on my blog.
I made some St. Patrick’s Day graphics for our March staff workshop in the NOAA Office of Aquaculture.
Frank-Einstein and the Bat Out of Hell
Happy Halloween! This year, my boyfriend Marc carved a masterpiece: the “Frank-Einstein” pattern from Symmetry Magazine. I decided to take the easy route and carve a bat, but I did help with Frank-Einstein’s hair.
The pumpkins are so beautiful that we don’t even want to put them outside for the squirrels to feast on.
I recently took a three-session watercolor painting class at CREATE Arts Center with my boyfriend Marc and our friend Matt. The class was led by Sulay Khin, a very talented watercolorist and alumna of the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). The lessons were pretty advanced but we had a good time. I also liked that the class was affordable.
My only suggestion would be to spend less time on the initial drawings so we can get right down to painting. We sketched our flowers from real-life artificial ones, which is a lot more challenging than drawing or tracing from a photo. Just my thoughts!