Communicating science today is about more than writing articles and press releases.

I use beautiful and engaging multimedia projects to illustrate scientific concepts to a variety of audiences such as journalists, researchers, and donors.

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Complex topics can be made simple with workflows, graphical elements, and visual representations.

Infographics and visual guides are amazing tools for breaking down processes into steps, presenting workflows, and organizing topics into bite-sized chunks.  This means getting your ideas across in a more effective way.

Want to push it further?  Comics can be a fun way to walk through a story.

Animation

Simple motions can turn a set of steps into the understanding of a complicated process.

Animated GIFs give the power of motion to the scientific processes we love to study.  These small files are perfect for presentations, articles, and websites because they can quickly and easily communicate a pathway from beginning to end.

Do you need more?  Narration?  More visuals?  A full animated video is engaging and exciting.  They can transform a scientific concept into a story.

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Integrate Multimedia into Technology

Incorporating videos, animated gifs, and graphics into presentations and websites can seem like a daunting task.  The reward is a clearer and more engaging experience for your audience.

There’s a reason that YouTube, memes, and emojis have so fully engrained themselves in our society.  They offer us ways to communicate with each other at a fundamental level.  We respond to visuals in an emotional way that can enhance any presentation if done well.

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Custom Content by a Creative Scientist

I’m Gaius Augustus, an artist turned scientist.  I began my career in comics, film & television production, and web design.  Returning to school for science, I am currently a PhD student in Cancer Biology at the University of Arizona.  This unique blend of training means that my creations do justice to the amazing nature of our world while being skillfully executed.

Ready to work together on your next project?  Contact me for more information.

Work

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Unlocking Cancer’s Secrets Using the ‘Social Networks’ of Cells
An animation created for the University of Arizona Cancer Center, explaining a recent publication by one of the members.
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Biology 101 Video Series
This series of videos was created as a personal project.  The goal was to create a series of short science communication videos using visual storytelling. This project is still in the early phases, and I'm hoping to cover a wide variety of topics within biology.
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Infographics: Act Against Cancer, Immunotherapy
As part of my work with the University of Arizona Cancer Center, I created several graphics for the Immunotherapy Edition of the donor newsletter, Act Against Cancer.  These 6 graphics explain scientific topics related to how immunotherapy works, different types, and the history of immunotherapy.
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Video: Potentially Target Dormant Cancer Cells
Animation created as a supplement to a press release for the University of Arizona Cancer Center.
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Photography: Cancer Biology Photo Sessions Part 1
As part of my work to update the Cancer Biology Graduate Interdisciplinary Program’s website, I was asked to take some photos that we could use around the site.  I set up 30 minute photo sessions with various students and took pictures while they did their work, both candid shots as well as posed shots.
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Constant Con Store Website
This site was designed as a mockup for a local business.  It was a proof of concept to show how to go from a custom design to a custom WordPress theme.
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Gaius J Augustus Parallax Website
This website used Parallax to showcase my scientific accomplishments.  It allowed me to simply add to my CV while presenting it in a fun and interactive way.
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GJA “Unlock” Splash Page
This website was a splash page to bridge to my art & science sites.  I was inspired by the idea of opening a lock with a key.  I created the images, following flat design principles.
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ABBS Program Website
I was asked to update the website for the Arizona Biological and Biomedical Sciences Program at University of Arizona.  I worked with another student to create the content and update the design.  I used the UA Quickstart Drupal core as a base and added Views to meet the needs of the department.
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Indigo: Sisters Webcomic Website
This is the comic website for Indigo: Sisters.  I implemented a PHP backend and database to create a dynamic webcomic site.   Additionally created a dynamic archive and gallery that can all be edited and added to from the custom backend.
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Artist’s Parallax Portfolio
Portfolio website for an artist.  They wanted a visual website that was simple and easy to use, but featured their art heavily.
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UA Cancer Biology Program Website
I was asked to update the website for the Cancer Biology Graduate Interdisciplinary Program at University of Arizona.  I worked with a fellow student to create the content.  I implemented the UA Quickstart Drupal Core and then created Views from there to implement changes requested.
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SynthProbe Logo Design
This SynthProbe logo was designed as a sort of joke for a protocol in my undergraduate laboratory, where I worked for almost two years.  I did end up getting it as a t-shirt!
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We’re Still Here Video Series
As part of a Safe Space project for students at Kennesaw State University, I helped to produce a series of videos where faculty and staff say "I Am Here".  The goal was to put faces behind the Safe Space videos that are on doors all over campus. My roles in this project were:  planning, organization, filming, directing, editing, sound design, animation, and team leader.  I oversaw 2 other individuals who helped with the filming.
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