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Here is some helpful information for clients and those interested in medical illustration. If you can't find what you need, feel free to contact us directly. We're happy to help!

What should you provide us at the beginning of a project?

A rough idea of the number of illustrations, timeline, and budget.

What should I expect for the first meeting?

In the initial meeting we will discuss your needs, how to use illustrations to best suit your needs, as well as what style is to be used. We will work within your budget and can provided multiple options based on price.

How much will it cost?

Based on the initial meeting we will submit an estimate of what it will cost for the project. Estimates include all aspects of the project such as, sketches, rendering, revisions, formatting and usage. The estimated cost can change if additions are made to the scope of work, including multiple revisions, or added illustrations.


Images from may not be used without permission. If you see an image you would like to use, please contact us. 


Who owns the copyright to these Works?

CHOP maintains and expressly owns all rights (including copyrights) associated with illustrations and other artistic work developed by CHOP through its medical illustration studio Stream Studios (the “Work”). Be advised that some publishing companies may have Image Use & Copyright policies that conflict with CHOP's, which can lead to a negotiation process.


Why is it important that we retain copyright to our Work?:

The ability to showcase and reuse all or part of our Work is the lifeblood of our studio. The loss of copyright forces our illustrators to recreate every image from scratch, thus driving up the prices, and increasing production time. It is for this reason we do not sign over copyright to journals or individuals.

If the Work is for a manuscript (not yet accepted):

Upon delivery of the Work, we will provide an Author Agreement that grants permission to include the copyrighted material in your manuscript. Some journal publishers require this "permission" or "clearance" to be submitted with your manuscript, and others just want you to hold onto it.

If the Work is for a manuscript (accepted for publication):

When your paper is accepted, please put us in contact with the Publisher.  Do not agree to any Copyright Transfer Agreements, which typically include the figures within your paper. We have a Publisher Agreement that grants the publisher specific rights to reproduce the Work, while CHOP retains copyright.

If the Work is for a book: 

Terms of use and copyright must be discussed with the publisher and agreed to at the beginning of the project.

Internships & Job shadowing

At this time, Stream Studios has no internship positions. For individuals interested in pursuing a career in the field of medical illustration, we recommend visiting the Association of Medical Illustrators (AMI) website. The AMI is an excellent source of information about accredited graduate programs and professional practices.

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