Lori Messenger Jewelry Artist
Medical Illustrator, Jewelry Artist
Lori Messenger is the owner of DNA Studios and is a metalsmith and medical illustrator living in Hull, MA. Lori grew up in a rural area of northwest Connecticut and developed a deep appreciation for the beauty of nature and science. Lori studied medical illustration, photography, and ceramics at the Cleveland Institute of Art and the Case Western Medical School where she earned her degree in Medical Illustration. She is a very active member of the Association of Medical Illustrators and is board certified in Medical Illustration. During her first job, while working as a staff illustrator at the Boston University School of Medicine, she began studying metalsmithing at the Program in Artisanry at Boston University and enameling at the Massachusetts College of Art.
Lori currently works as a full-time staff illustrator for a peer-reviewed medical journal creating medical illustrations for print publication as well as web-based animations. Her jewelry designs are inspired by the amazing colors and intricate patterns found in microscopic views of the natural world. Lori has worked in enameling and metals and most recently has been combining lampworked glass beadmaking into her one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces.