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We are brilliantly pleased with the figure. This really helped lift the article

Tone Frost Bathen Jan 2018

Professor, Head of MR Cancer Group, Dept Circulation and Medical Imaging, NTNU

Ellen combines her scientific understanding with creativity and is able to simplify complex scientific problems into easy readable conceptual figures.

Ellen has the great advantage of having her background in biology and science and she is therefore able to make easy graspable graphics with a minimum of input from the user.

Gunhild M. Mælandsmo Nov 2014

Professor, Head Dept. of Tumor Biology, Institute for Cancer Research, Oslo University Hospital

The result is always better that one imagined before contacting Ellen.

She is exceptionally good in creating graphical summaries/visualizing idea-flow in a eye-catching way, easy to understand. She is always very enthusiastic, helpful and comes with a lot of suggestions (also of scientific manner), listens to feedback and is willing to work together aiming for the best result.

Lina Prasmickaite Oct 2014

Senior Scientist at Institute for Cancer Research, Oslo universitetssykehus

We have asked Ellen for different graphical supports ranging from scientific publications, posters or illustrations about our research for our internet page.

We liked her professionalism and it was easy to discuss with her. We are extremely satisfied with the work she performed for us and we will definitely contact Ellen again.

Sébastien Walchli Jan 2018

Senior Researcher, Group leader at Oslo University Hospital, Radiumhospitalet

Working with Science Shaped was very easy as Ellen fully understands the scientific background of the project and she even gave us valuable input.

The illustration became even better than we could hope for and we would like to use her services again.

Trine Johansen Meza Sep 2016

Pro-rector for Research and Artistic Development, Kristiania University College


Hello from Ellen Tenstad, running the illustration service Science Shaped (founded 2015). I am passionate about visualizing your science in immediate and appealing ways.

As a scientist, I understand your scientific language. I have over 20 years’ experience within Life Science research (cancer, immunology, micro system technology).

I hold a PhD in stem cell biology (2010, University of Oslo) and MSc in cell biology (1993, University of Trondheim) and have education in media design (2005, Idéfagskolen).

Learn more about my professional background and experience at LinkedIn

My mission is to facilitate science by effective visualisation

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+47 408 55 080
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