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Our core team is made up of ambitious women with backgrounds in both science and art and years of experience in creative communication positions. Our larger community has decades of combined experience in digital illustration, fine art, videography, graphic design, animation, website design, painting, writing, and so much more!

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Lindsay Newey

Graphic Artist

Melissa Pappas

Creative Director

Hana Kanee

UX Designer


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ECOS was founded in 2018 by Melissa Pappas, a marine scientist turned storyteller with a mission to deliver fun and impactful science communication. With a knack for networking, Melissa gathered artists and scientists together to form a collaborative community, and ECOS was born.


Initial ECOS projects were hosted at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia where Melissa worked on her marine science PhD. Projects including coral reef SciArt murals and a women in science photography exhibit introduced ECOS as an organization using art to tell science stories to the local academic community.  


Shortly after, Melissa realized the impact these types of holistic communication initiatives could have. The need for sharing scientific information with non-experts is only growing larger. To meet that need, ECOS now offers always unique, never boring communication services to science professionals, leveraging the diverse skill sets of artists around the world.


Our members and partner organizations are based in Australia, Saudi Arabia, the UK and the US. But, as a digital business, we can work with you wherever you are.

Get in touch to learn how we can provide you with unique and creative solutions for the science you need to share.


ECOS provides creative alternatives to traditional science communication products. We use storytelling, diverse artistic media, and current creative technology to help science stories stand out from the overwhelming sea of information. Our goal is to empower people to make informed decisions by providing them with accurate scientific information in the form of creative stories. 

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Why use art in science communication?




Art creates emotional connections to concepts, phenomena, and crises, encouraging people to act on those issues.

Art can communicate across languages and technical jargon, allowing your work to reach a wider audience.

When used to illustrate science research, art in any form can transform 

You tell us what you need to push your work forward and we will translate it to the audience who can make it happen.

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