Bryan Christie describes his work as exploring “the physical body and how it is fused with unpredictable depths of emotions.” At age 24, he was hired as an art director for Scientific American, a job that clearly influenced his interest in mixing science with visual communication. In 2002, Christie started his own scientific illustration studio, Bryan Christie Design. The studio specializes in medical, anatomical, and architectural illustration. Christie uses a variety of tools to complete his paintings, such as 3-D software, Photoshop, blow torches, and heat guns. The artist has received awards from the Society of Publication Designers and the Society for News Design.