Design Lab
Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Tami Tolpa

Scientific Illustrator

Giovanni Maki

Creative Director, Communications

Exports from data visualization software like Python, Prism, and Cytoscape can be tricky—the software puts your data in a visual format, but it often needs some additional development to make it more understandable.

In session 1 of Design Lab, learn best practices for optimizing your data visualizations, so they’re as clear as possible. See a live demo of how to import files into Adobe Illustrator and make adjustments to your lines, colors, fonts, legends, and more. Get insight into some Illustrator tools and learn tips that can help you determine what type of data visualization will work best.

And, bring your real-life examples to get some support. In the second half of the session, you’ll have the chance to ask questions about data visualizations or other pain points you’re experiencing with any design project or software.

Who Can Attend?

Design Lab is geared toward investigators and trainees who have any level of design experience. Some familiarity with design or illustration software is ideal, but the principles covered are universal and can be implemented with any software.

Need Adobe Illustrator?

If you need a copy of Adobe Illustrator, you can contact IT.


May 31, 2023
2:00-3:00pm PDT

Design Lab is a virtual workshop series that provides Gladstone’s community with ongoing training and support for a wide range of design and science illustration projects.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

At Gladstone, we are committed to providing events and professional development activities that resonate with our community’s diverse members. Our goal is to develop creative programming that encompasses a wide variety of ideas and perspectives to inspire, educate, and engage with everyone within our walls.

We want to effect positive change through our events and activities by providing a platform for discussions on important topics related to increasing diversity and inclusiveness in the sciences.