Kellie Holoski earned an MFA in Medical and Biological Illustration from the University of Michigan in 1998. Previous to this, Kellie attended McDaniel College in Westminster, MD where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree Summa Cum Laude in an Art and Biology dual major in 1992.
While at McDaniel College and the University of Michigan, Kellie received numerous academic and artistic honors, including a full tuition academic scholarship, yearly awards for outstanding artwork, and departmental honors from McDaniel College. She is also the recipient of a Vesalius Trust research grant and the 1998 Inez Demonet Award, presented by the Association of Medical Illustrators.
Kellie's professional career began as a scientific illustrator in 1989. She worked illustrated for the Entomology department of the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC, and researched and painted exhibits for Bear Branch Nature Center in Westminster, MD.
After completing receiving her MFA, Kellie served as a medical illustrator at the Johns Hopkins Hospital Department of Pathology. After three years at Hopkins, Kellie left to start her own medical illustration company. She has been a successful full time freelance medical illustrator since 2001 and currently works as a scientific illustrator for Science Magazine. She has been a professional member of the Association of Medical Illustrators since 1998.
Kellie has experience as a teacher as well, as an instructor for undergraduate scientific illustration courses at the University of Michigan and an adjunct professor for natural science illustration and computer graphics undergraduate courses at McDaniel College.
Kellie's work has been widely published in print and online in scientific and medical journals, anatomy textbooks, pharmaceutical materials, patient education publications, and medical legal presentations.
Kellie lives in Maryland with her husband and two children.