Lori Messenger is the owner of DNA Studios and is a metalsmith and medical illustrator living in Hull, MA. Lori grew up in a rural area of northwest Connecticut and developed a deep appreciation for the beauty of nature and science. Lori studied medical illustration, photography, and ceramics at the Cleveland Institute of Art and the Case Western Reserve Medical School where she earned her degree in Medical Illustration. She is an active member of the Association of Medical Illustrators and is board certified in Medical Illustration. After moving to Boston for her first job, while working as a staff medical illustrator at the Boston University School of Medicine, she began studying metalsmithing at the Program in Artisanry at Boston University and enameling at the Massachusetts College of Art.
Lori currently works as a full-time staff Medical and Scientific Illustrator at the New England Journal of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts; she creates medical illustrations for the weekly print publication as well as web-based animations. Her jewelry designs are inspired by the amazing colors and intricate patterns found in nature and in the microscopic view of our biodiverse world. Lori has worked in enameling and metals and other media such as polymer clay and cast resin. Most recently she has been combining her lampworked glass beads into her one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces.
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