It’s a true pleasure to present the work of Nigel Hawtin. For many of you, Nigel’s work will not come as a surprise: His name is well-known both in the infographic and the scientific communities. Working as the Graphics Editor at New Scientist magazine and Newscientist.com for the past 13 years, he is the responsible for overall graphical content, bridging (and pushing) the boundaries between scientific accuracy and visually appealing information graphics.
“After gaining a degree in scientific, medical and botanical illustration over 30 years ago I have worked for many newspapers, magazines and book publishers including The Sunday Times, The Observer, Oxford and Cambridge University Press, Harvard University and Time magazine, producing both scientific illustration as well as information graphics”, told us Nigel. The work produced during his career achieved international recognition in 2009, when he was awarded a Malofiej bronze medal for a feature portfolio.
Enjoy this brief sample of Nigel’s work:
Companion planting | New Scientist
Flu | New Scientist
LHC | New Scientist
Nanocar | New Scientist
Neutrino speed trial | New Scientist
Nuclear waste | New Scientist
Reactor of the Fuiture | New Scientist
Signs of Life | New Scientist
Space Station | New Scientist
Stem cell wars | New Scientist
You should definitively explore Nigel’s Flickr profile, where many of his illustrations and information designs are available. And we’ll see you soon, with another Portfolio of the Week!