We’re creative professionals with a passion for science, art and storytelling.

Meet AXS Studio

Founded in 2004, we’re a long-standing team with backgrounds in biology, medicine and engineering. We translate complex scientific information into clear visual stories.
We’re problem solvers who love a science communication challenge. Our clients value the experience, scientific knowledge, flexibility and insights we bring to each campaign. How can we help you?

Our leadership team

Eddy Xuan
Creative Director, Co-Founder
Eddy has a knack for converting tough visualization problems into stunning ‘aha’ moments. With over 20 years experience in computer animation, Eddy has a deep understanding of the creative production process, is a gifted technical problem solver, and visionary artist. For our clients, this means that no visualization challenge is too big, and the results are always exceptional. For evidence, look no further than our showreel. Prior to founding AXS, Eddy worked as VFX lead and CG supervisor on numerous film and TV productions. For 7 years he taught medical visualization at the University of Toronto.
Sonya Amin
Director, Client Services, Co-Founder
BSc(Hon), MScBMC
Sonya approaches our clients’ challenges with creativity and pragmatism. Hand Sonya your 100+ slide, all-text slide deck and watch her get giddy with excitement. She simply lives to see your science story come to life through bold, compelling visuals. Feel confident, taken care of, and in control. Plan for your project to arrive on time, on budget and with killer graphics. Sonya never forgets that she only looks good when you look fabulous. The trust Sonya instills in our clients is a key reason they continue to work with AXS.
Jason Sharpe
President, Co-Founder
Certified Medical Illustrator (CMI)
Jason believes that together art and science can change the world and is passionate about helping our clients achieve their goals. With a combined background in science and visual communications, he brings a unique, multidisciplinary approach to every project. The result is visual solutions that integrate scientific accuracy and artistic beauty to deliver messages that are clear and memorable. Jason has won numerous awards, authored a book on biomedical visualization, served as Chair of the Association of Medical Illustrators (AMI) and helped develop AXS Studio into a leading biomedical communications company.
Julian Kirk-Elleker
Head of Animation
BSc(Hon), MScBMC
As our award-winning Head of Animation, no visualization problem is too big a challenge for Julian. With an academic background in molecular biology and genetics, Julian finds endless inspiration creating beautiful, accurate visuals to clearly explain complex phenomena in the microscopic realm. With deep technical expertise and an eye on what’s next in scientific visualization, Julian leads our talented animation team to continuously push the boundaries of excellence in medical animation.
Joyce Hui
Head of Art & Design
BSc(Hon), MScBMC
Certified Medical Illustrator (CMI)
Joyce is passionate about showing the world that science is inspiring and beautiful (and fun!). The creative visionary behind much of our work, Joyce combines over a decade of science visualization experience with a keen sense of design, a laser-sharp eye for detail and a deep intuition for what works. As our Head of Art & Design, Joyce guides the team in crafting visually stunning interactive experiences, animations, and illustrations. Behind the scenes, Joyce keeps things running smoothly, ensuring the consistent high quality work and on-time delivery that our clients expect.
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