Kevin Brennan, M.S., C.M.I.

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Life Sciences and Pre-Medical Illustration 
Associate Professor, Life Sciences and Pre-Medical Illustration Program Chair
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Kevin M Brennan is a Certified Medical Illustrator, animator, and educator with over 15 years of visualization experience. While working at Argosy Publishing | Visible Body he contributed to international award-winning animations, publications, and applications including the Visible Body Suite of Applications.

After six years of commercial medical visualization, Kevin returned to another one of his passions, education. Before coming to KCAD, he worked as an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Biomedical Visualization Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he taught a variety of classes, focusing on animation and molecular visualization.

Kevin has participated in projects investigating topics as diverse as digital fossil reconstruction, motion tracking games for stroke rehabilitation, surgical planning in Virtual Reality with patient-specific data, and interactive patient education materials.

He has presented workshops and techniques showcases at the Association of Medical Illustrators’ Conference, is a Co-Editor and Board Member at the Journal of Biocommunication, and participated in Allan McKay’s year-long Special Effects Technical Director (FX TD) Mentorship.

Prior to biomedical visualization, Kevin illustrated an invertebrate zoology lab manual, performed independent research on the effects of radiation on invertebrate cardiac development, and created an award-winning image of rotifer morphology using scanning electron microscopy. He continues to create animations for a diverse range of clients in the pharmaceutical, medical legal, and education spaces.