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LocalSolo Freelance


Key Skills:

Medical Illustration

Medical 3D Art


Motion Graphics

Graphic Design


Book Illustration

Bespoke artwork




I am Emily Holden (McDougall), and I am an artist born and working in Edinburgh, Scotland. My work consists of both my fine art practice and medical art work. Over recent years I have been working professionally as a medical illustrator and animator. Both areas of my work reflects my fascination with anatomy and nature - capturing the beauty of the concealed structures that surround us constantly. 

After completing my Masters of Science in Medical Art at The University of Dundee with Distinction,  and spent 2 years working at the University of Dundee as a Medical Artist and Digital Learning Technologist.

I currently work as an E-learning Content Developer, creating online modules for the NHS.

I am a professional member of the Institute of Medical Illustrators (IMI), BIOMAB (Biological and Medical Art Belgium) and a registered medical illustration practitioner with CAMIP (Committee for the Accreditation of Medical Illustration Practitioners).


I love working with clients to create visually dynamic work and constantly learning new skills to develop my practice. 




Current Occupation : e-Learning Designer and Content Developer at learnPro ltd.
Creating online e-learning modules for the NHS.


(2014-2017) Medical Illustrator and Learning Technologist within the School of Dentistry at The University of Dundee

(2014) Internship: Medical Illustrator and Educational Resource Developer in the Technology and Innovation in Learning Team at the Medical School of Dundee University



MSc Medical Art (Distinction), The University of Dundee, 2014

BA (Hons) Painting, Edinburgh College of Art, 2009 - 2013



Carnegie-Cameron Scholarship, The University of Dundee, 2014

The Friends of the Talbot Rice Award, Edinburgh College of Art, 2013

Long-listed for Federation of British Artists' (FBA) Futures exhibition, Mall Gallery, 2013



Institute of Medical Illustrators (IMI)
Committee for the Accreditation of Medical Illustration Practitioners (CAMIP)
Association Européenne des Illustrateurs Médicaux et Scientifiques (AEIMS)
Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification, The University of Dundee