Profile for Levi Whittier

Born and raised in rural Oregon, Levi developed an appreciation for the natural world around him. While attending Umpqua Community College for a Fine Arts degree, he learned about Scientific Illustration and was inspired to pursue that as a career. He attended both the University of Oregon and Oregon State University in pursuit of a Zoology degree while taking classes in Fine Arts to expand his artistic skills. He took on his first position as an illustrator shortly after graduation, contributing to the OSU Anatomy and Physiology open source textbook.

Levi loves animals of all kinds, but especially birds and reptiles. In addition to his artwork, he has worked as a lab assistant for a parasitology lab and a marine biology research lab. When not working on art, he can often be found playing video games, reading horror novels or hanging out with his boyfriend.