About the Artist:

Brianna E. Leahy is a freelance artist, specializing in illustration & 3D modeling. She has a special interest in her work as a science communication artist, where she collaborates with scientists in university laboratories to create artwork for scientific publication, presentation & outreach!


She is currently working as a freelance artist for the Seascape Ecology Lab, in science communications art. In collaboration with Dan Holstein, Brianna is currently creating a mini-series of animated shorts to explain the research topic of the Seascape Ecology Lab to the wider community.


A resident artist at Oregon State University, Brianna collaborated with microbiologists in the Vega Thurber Laboratory to create figures & illustrations for scientific publication & presentation. Her artwork also includes the development of science education & public outreach projects, including web comics & animations explaining current science topics & research! 

Her clients include Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment, Oregon State University, Iron Ninja Games, & Simmons Group, Inc.


A California State University, Fullerton Alumna, Brianna earned a Bachelor of Fine Art with an emphasis in Entertainment art & animation. Her artwork spans from traditionally drawn visual development work in character & prop design, to full digital illustration, scientific illustration, 3D modeling, texture mapping, rigging, and skinning.


Brianna is always looking forward to new creative work opportunities! If you are interested in contracting freelance, commission, or other creative work, please use the contact page to send a direct email.


Thank you for reading!

-Brianna E. (Leahy) McMinds

Events & Appearances:

Jul 06, 2017

'Coral County' Comic is Published!

The Vega Thurber Laboratory and Brianna Leahy Art are proud to present 'Coral County', Episode #1! We hope you enjoy the read, and learn something along the way! Check back for more episodes soon! Read & Learn HERE

May 11, 2017

"OSU Microbiome Initiative" (OMBI) Workshop Logo Reveal

Today, attendees of the "Microbiome Reasearch & Training Workshop" have the first look at a new OMBI Workshop logo created by Brianna Leahy. To see more about science art, visit the Science Artwork Page

Apr 27, 2017

"Art of the Microbiome" Guest Speaker at OSU

Resident artist Brianna Leahy of the Vega Thurber Laboratory speaks about her art process, experiences working with scientist to create scientific illustrations, and visual communication. This lecture includes presentations from Dr. R. Vega Thurber, and artist Lauren Sharpton. Given to students of the Art in Science class at Oregon State University.

Mar 19, 2017

Zebra Charms

Tiny zebra sculptures are complete, and available for purchase on my shop's page. Visit Under Sea & Stars Studio today!

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