Science Meets Design

Communiqué is a design studio specializing in science communication and outreach. 

The Project Aware Foundaction needed to translate a 200+ page technical document summarizing the global state of the shark and ray product market to its audience of ocean lovers and dive enthusiasts in an easily digestible, highly engaging way. 

The Naviaux Lab at University of California San Diego (UCSD)
studies mitochondrial related diseases, so it made sense to
visually reference the cellular 

organelle in the lab's branding.
What isn't so apparent, is the
nod to one of Dr. Naviaux's
many inspirations—the washed 

blues and greens of the ocean. 

Crinetics Pharmaceuticals is a biotech company focusing on treatments for endocrine disorders. Their back-to-the-basics, "science-first" mentality made them the perfect candidate for this vintage-inspired scientific illustration aesthetic.  ​

Mares Mexicanos is a marine conservation initiative working to protect the Mexican Seas. This illustrated piece was the centerfold of a brochure presented to stakeholders. It needed to be informative and engaging in order to communicate the group's targets and objectives.

Little Dog Communications is a PR firm for biotech companies. For their rebrand and website redesign, we created the "DNA dog" mascot to marry their expertise in science with their playful name. 

The Gulf of California Marine Program needed an infographic illustrating the Best Practices for Stock Assessments for use in a technical manual they were developing. Rather than succumb 

to a dry technical look, we kept the colors bright and the illustrations casual and modern.

The Pew Charitable Trusts needed a brochure to inform delegates at an international conference of the growing threats to thresher sharks. It was important to present the facts in an organized and manageable way
in this glossy printed piece.  

DataMares is an open source, data-sharing platform with the goal of scientific transparency. This series of infographics was used to promote the many research questions of DataMares' collaborating scientists.

A group of researchers wanted to summarize the previous literature on manta and devil ray feeding behavior for a review paper. We ditched the spreadsheet and created this figure instead.