Hana Ayoob

Science Illustrator, Events Producer and Speaker

Hana Ayoob

I’m an events producer, speaker and illustrator working science communication. I love bringing people together to explore science and the world around them. I studied zoology at university and still spend a lot of time drawing and talking about weird and wonderful animals.

Hana Ayoob at a festival

I had a bit of a rocky journey towards science. I always wanted to be an artist or a designer, and it felt like you had to choose between art and science. Even after studying science at university, I realised while I loved science, research wasn’t really for me. Luckily, I found out there are so many creative jobs where you can still explore scientific topics.

The older I get, the more I realise that art and science work so well together! I now get paid to draw things which are related to science, using both my science degree and the drawing skills I’ve practiced all my life. I use my love and experience of art and the theatre when I’m planning science events too. Art and science really aren’t as a separate or different as they’re often made out to be.

If you like zoology why not check out the Deadly Creatures box here.

Check out Hana’s AMAZING illustrations here at her Curious Octopus shop

A drawing by Hana Ayoob

Say Hi to Hana on Twitter here

I love being a scientist because...

I do so many different things.

The most awesome thing I have done so far is...

Combining art and science together.

My heroes are...

Beatrix Potter (she was a scientist too!)

Advice I would give my 7 year old self...

Do what you love.

At primary school my favourite thing to do was...


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