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Martina Nacházelová
Martina Nacházelová
Student
Prague, Czech Republic

Summary

CONTESTS:

I won several places in Charles University's Science is Beautiful contest in the Scientific Illustration category:
- 1st and 3rd place in 2012
- 3rd place in 2013
- 1st and 2nd place in 2014
- 1st and 2nd place in 2015
- Winner of the public "Discover" category in 2016
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OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS:

- After my first success in Science is Beautiful in 2012 I was interviewed for the Charles University online magazine iForum: here (in Czech).

- An article about me and my art was published in a new section about Czech bird artists in an ornithological bulletin Sluka 9 (2014).
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FREELANCING EXPERIENCE:

- Illustrations for the upcoming European Breeding Bird Atlas 2, 2018

- Illustrations for history magazines (Živá Historie, Tajemství české minulosti, Historické války, Časostroj, 100+1): covers, posters, inside illustrations (Extra Publishing); 2013-2016

- Cover for Ray Reedman's book: Lapwings, Loons and Lousy Jacks: The How and Why of Bird Names; Pelagic Publishing, 2016

- Illustration for Prague ZOO for the project Return of the Wild Horses 2017

- Illustration for the cover of the International Wader Study Group Annual Conference' book of abstracts, 2017

- Inside illustration in the Birdwatch magazine, 9/2016

- Illustrations for IAMS Naturally products, 2015-16: http://www.iams.eu/iams-naturally http://www.cocoon.cz/en/work/aims-naturally

- Scientific illustrations for research concerning percieved beauty of animals - mammals, reptiles and other (Charles University, Department of Zoology); 2014-2015

- Illustrations of North American birds and marine animals for commercial use (brassreminders.com); 2015

- CD cover for Ethos of Nemesis, 2015

- Shorebird scientific illustrations for Vanellus (= bulletin of the Czech Wader Study Group); 2011-2016

- Private commissions (fantasy and bird paintings)
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EDUCATION:

Bachelor degree in Ecological and Evolutionary biology (Charles University in Prague), 2013
- bachelor thesis: "Mechanisms of relationship between melanin-based colouration and behavioural syndromes in birds"

Master's degree: Ecology and Ethology at the department of Zoology, Charles University
- diploma thesis: "Epigamic behaviour in male Northern Lapwings: variability of acoustic and visual attributes of song-flight and their relationships with other reproductive traits"

JOBS:

Illustrator at Brass Reminders since 2016

Skills

IllustrationScientific Illustration

Software proficiency

Photoshop
Photoshop