This editorial image, designed as a mock magazine cover, was created for UC Berkeley's Portnoy Lab on their Nature article describing extracellular electron transfer in Listeria monocytogenes.
Dr. Sam Light, Portnoy Lab, UC Berkeley
8.5" x 11"
Arnold 5 Renderer
Multiple thumbnails were presented to the client.
Layout and render
The final layout was designed. Bacteria models were created in ZBrush, rendered using Cinema 4D and Arnold Renderer, and composited in Photoshop.
Three different versions of the final images were sent to the client for flexibility of use.
References: Light, S. H., Su, L., Rivera-Lugo, R., Cornejo, J. A., Louie, A., Iavarone, A. T., … Portnoy, D. A. (2018). A flavin-based extracellular electron transfer mechanism in diverse Gram-positive bacteria. Nature, 562(7725), 140–144.