Heron Study ©Gail Guth


I wear many hats: illustrator, logo and branding designer, map maker, print graphics designer, information graphics designer, copy writer and editor. While wearing them all, my goal is always to help my clients communicate their story.


I have been in the communication business since 1976, providing images and designs that are both elegant and functional.


My many years of experience mean projects will be done the right way, done on time, and quoted and billed fairly and honestly.


It is my job to work with you to create graphics that work

for you.


Freelance since 1976

Workshop Instructor since 2005



B.A., Michigan State University

Professional workshops, various techniques and media



Member, Guild of Natural Science Illustrator (GNSI) since 1976

Co-Editor-In-Chief, GNSI Journal of Natural Science Illustration 2012-present

GNSI Outreach Director, July 2010 - July 2016

GNSI Membership Secretary, July 2010 - February 2015

GNSI President July 2008 - July 2010

GNSI Summer Workshop Coordinator, 2007- 2008



Traditional: pencil, pen and ink, watercolor, colored pencil, acrylics

Digital: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat



Illustration, especially natural science

Graphic design

Information graphics

Publication Design and Management

Logos and Brand Development




Hunt Botanical Library Traveling Exhibit, circa 1978

GNSI Annual Members Exhibit, Denver Museum of Natural History, 2003

GNSI Small Works, Savannah GA, 2012

Denver Botanic Gardens, 2013

Fernwood Nature Center, Niles MI 2013

GNSI Annual Members Exhibit, Boulder CO, 2014

Kalamazoo Nature Center, 2014

Parkview Hills, Kalamazoo 2015 (solo exhibit)

Glacial Park Lost Valley Visitor Center, McHenry Co. IL  2015

GNSI Annual Members' Exhibit, Online, Summer 2016

GNSI Annual Members' Exhibit, Warren Wilson College, Asheville, NC 2017

GNSI Annual Members' Exhibit, AAAS Gallery, Washington DC- July - October, 2018



Carvers Creek State Park, Spring, NC (interpretive graphic)

Dr. Thomas C. Bozza, Northwestern Univ. bioneurology research (illustrations) Developmental Studies Center (illustrations)

Pierce Cedar Creek Institute (publications, illustrations)

Guild Of Natural Science Illustrators (publications and marketing)

Guideposts Books (illustrations)

Precision Graphics (textbook illustration)

Binder Park Zoo (information graphics, publications, maps)

Cornwell’s (restaurant/dinner theater: advertising, logo design)

Prizm (marketing consultants: logos: publications)

Otis Audubon Sanctuary (information graphics, publications)

Leila Arboretum Society (information graphics)

Tapteal Greenway Association, Richland, WA (information graphics)

Flushing Township Nature Park, Flint, MI (information graphics)

John E. DuPont (bird illustrations)

Rafaill & Associates (website graphics, publications)

Blue River Nursery, Indiana (logo, information graphics, stationery)

Great Lakes Consultancy (logo and stationery design)