Orna Kretchmer

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Orna Kretchmer
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My Little Bio

I always remember myself sketching and drawing. As a child, all my notebooks were decorated and framed with designs in black and white or color. Every empty envelope or a scrap of paper was immediately filled with sketches, and a visit to the art store was (and still is) better than one to the candy store.

I hold a bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Biology, and a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology followed by post-doctorate research in UC Berkeley and Stanford University, where I conducted Bioinformatics research. After years of research investigating human hormones, I decided to turn my passion and long time dream into a profession and studied Graphic Design. I took classes with Dmitry Grudsky to improve my drawing skills, and now I am a freelance graphic designer and artist.

As an artist and a biologist I am fascinated with nature. I love to observe its soothing beauty and am in awe of its limitless and majestic powers. I am always excited to experiment with different materials to create interesting collages using mixed media that will be pleasing to the eye and intriguing to the mind.