Sabine had extensive training in medical illustration and zoological illustration from the Lucerne School of Art and Design, Switzerland, when she applied to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology as a Bartels Science Illustrator. However, it was her comic illustration style that caught our initial interest. We felt her bold, vibrant colors, and edgy, youthful style would complement the Lab’s Celebrate Urban Birds citizen-science program, and the brochure and fliers she created did exactly that.
After completing the Bartels Science Illustration Program, Sabine participated in a medical illustration internship in Perth, Australia, and then provided the illustrations for an e-learning program at the school of human biology there. She then returned to Zurich, Switzerland, to work as an infographic designer for the Neue Zürcher Zeitung. Since 2014 she has worked as a medical illustrator for AO Surgery Reference, creating illustrations for the AO Surgery Reference App and website and also illustrating operation manuals for surgeons. In her spare time, she continues to do freelance illustration and has authored and illustrated a series of graphic novels.