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Laser-Cut Heating Vent Cover 

I designed a laser-cut cover for my bathroom kick-plate heating vent.

Botanically Accurate Poison Ivy Costume 

Laser cut Poison Ivy Costume with leaves actually shaped like poison ivy

Phil Roeder

Grad School Trains for Independent Thinking 

An article written about how graduate school trained me to communicate science visually.

New Science Museum in Madison, WI 

I helped with Sector67's section of the new Madison Science Museum.

Lighting Fixture Presentation 

Wiring a large lighting fixture using a cotton wood tree branch.


I presented about the features of good and bad graphs at the UW Showcase.

Pie Boxes 

Laser cut pie boxes for our wedding.

JoVE Methods Schematic Animation 

Method figures for one of my favorite professors.

Structure and Kinetics 

A structure and kinetics figure for the Chanda Lab.

NSA Away Animation 

Animation to help explain a software project.

Vaccines Infographic Pt 2 

Part 2 of a vaccine infographic for a NOVA TV special.

Childhood Vaccines 

Part 1 of a vaccine infographic for a NOVA TV special.

Good Graphs Seminar 

A seminar I am giving about good graphing techniques.

Introductory Figures for Posters 

Your poster visitors will appreciate a solid introduction.

Shape Inspiration 

Fun inspiration for protein diagrams.

Terrible Data Visualization Example 

Picking apart the problems with a very problematic data visualization.

“This is how PCR works” Video & Model 

Download this free tool that demonstrates PCR.

Playful Diagrams 

Some fun playful science diagrams.

Welding Helmet Painting 

Using paint markers to decorate a welding helmet.

Calculate area and path-length in AI using Scripts 

A very simple script you can use for analytical measurements in Illustrator.

How to DIY Edge Painting on Business Cards 

How to paint the edges of business cards to achieve a fancy effect.

Colorize Fluorescent Photomicrographs 

Colorize black and white images in a non-destructive way that keeps your raw data unchanged and safe.

DNA Brushes for Adobe Illustrator 

4 different brushes that look like DNA/RNA that can be applied to any path in Adobe Illustrator.

How to use LinRegPCR 

How to use LinRegPCR with a Roche 480 for qPCR / Real Time PCR.

Ukulele Song Sheet 

Chords and tabs music made to fit inside your ukulele case.

Physics of Color Changing Glass 

Diagrams explaining how the eye perceives colors.

Seedling Brushes for Adobe Illustrator 

Adobe Illustrator brushes for showing growth patterns in Arabidopsis seedlings.

Solution Stickers 

Printable solution stickers for the lab that satisfy the criteria of some chemical safety officers.

C. elegans Brush for Adobe Illustrator 

A brush that you can use to draw C. elegan nematodes quickly, wiggling whatever way you draw.

Lignin Brush for drawing in Illustrator 

A brush for you to use in AI in order to draw Lignin squiggles in whatever shape you want.