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My studio diversions take place at Jeni Elizabeth Jewelry, my personal studio and craft blog where I talk about a few of my favorite things such as metal-smithing found objects into precious metals, or sewing projects I am dabbling in. Outside of hobbies, I am the Founder and Principal of Fairman Studios. I also hold a faculty appointment as Associate Professor and Assistant Director of Production in the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine where I previously received my Master of Arts in Medical and Biological Illustration from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. I create medical and scientific illustration for publication and patient education, 2D animation, web publishing and interactive and graphic design.

All of my wears can be found at Jeni Elizabeth on Etsy. I also take custom orders. Send me a comment on my contact page or email the studio at

Jennifer E. Fairman, CMI, FAMI

Jeni is not your typical jewelry artist. She started her metalsmithing career as a new means to be creative outside of her day job as a medical illustrator. Much of her work is influenced by science and nature, especially in entomology where she got her start as a scientific illustrator.

Jeni brings over 20 years of experience in science, education, business, research, communication and design to be an effective visual problem-solver. Her creativity thrives when challenged by clients with new concepts. She is eager to utilize her diverse interests to broaden the spectrum of her practice into new areas of science through biomedical communication. Her work is highly recognized by the Association of Medical Illustrators, Illustrators Club of DC, The National Science Foundation, Smithsonian Women’s Committee, James Smithson Society, and the Vesalius Trust.

Jeni received a BS in Biological Sciences and a BA in Studio Art while minoring in German language from the University of Maryland. She also received her MA in Medical and Biological Illustration from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine where she currently is an Assistant Professor in the graduate program of Art as Applied to Medicine. She is currently studying toward her MPS in the Business of Art and Design form the Maryland Institute College of Art.

She served as a scientific illustrator and research associate in entomology for the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC within the National Museum of Natural History. She also interned for Hurd Studios in Brooklyn, New York, one of the pioneers in medical animation, where she story-boarded and illustrated for patient education medical videos.

Since founding her medical illustration practice of Fairman Studios in 2000, Jeni has helped clients like researchers, physicians, engineers, zoos and museums tell their stories through accurate and aesthetic communication visuals. With a rich background in both traditional and digital media, Jeni innovates and strategizes the most effective solutions for her clients’ audiences.

Jeni formalized her metalsmithing practice in 2016 with Jeni Elizabeth Jewelry. Her metalwork incorporates nature inspired themes in silver, bronze and copper. She also likes to incorporate the use of mementos and old photos with glass cabs and watch crystal. You can see more of here work at

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Department of Art as Applied to Medicine
MA in Medical and Biological Illustration, 1999

University of Maryland, College Park, MD
BS in Biology, 1995
BA in Studio Art/German Minor, 1995
Post-Graduate Training
Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
MPS, Business of Art and Design, 2017
Professional and Continuing Studies 2010 – 2014
Professional Certification
2000 – Present     Certified Medical Illustrator, Board of Certification of Medical Illustrators

Professional Experience
Assistant Professor
Department of Art as Applied to Medicine
The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, 2006 – Present

Certified Medical Illustrator, Founder & Principal
Fairman Studios™, LLC
Baltimore, Maryland, 2000 – Present

Medical Illustrator
Department of Medical Art
Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA 1999-2000.

Medical Illustration Intern
Hurd Studios
Brooklyn, NY 1998.

Scientific Illustrator & Research Associate
The Department of Entomology
National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC, 1994 – 1997

Scientific Illustrator
Department of Microbiology
University of Maryland, College Park, MD,1994

Illustrator and Graphic Designer
Department of Communication Services
University of Maryland, College Park, MD,1992-1995

Exhibits Assistant
Virginia Living Museum
Newport News, VA 1991-1992

Where to Buy

Work is not available for sale through the SNAG website. Please contact the artist directly to inquire about making a purchase.