About Domenic:

Domenic Pennetta is a professional illustrator and graphic designer originally based in Sylvania, Ohio. He currently works as a freelance illustrator providing digital and traditional illustrations of insects, paleontological reconstructions, infographics, diagrams, and presentations for researchers and educators. Domenic holds a bachelor's certificate in Fine Art and a minor in Biology at the University of Toledo, Ohio (2020). His work aims to communicate complex science in an accessible and engaging way through enticing visuals and infographics. Recently, Domenic is looking for internship and academic opportunities to further his career in scientific illustration and bolster his art portfolio.

When not working, Domenic can be found reading books, going for walks, and playing board games with friends. He is also known for his speculative biology art depicting exobiological forms of life. In 2021, Domenic founded a speculative biology magazine called "Astrovitae" where he collaborates with artists and authors to curate their art and showcase their projects online.

Domenic is always looking for commissions and opportunities to collaborate on scientific projects. If you are interested in working with him, feel free to reach out!



DIGITAL ILLUSTRATION: Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Premiere Pro), Affinity Suite (Photo, Designer, Publisher), and Krita

TRADITIONAL ILLUSTRATION: Charcoal, Graphite, Ink, Oil, and Watercolor

TECHNICAL: HTML, CSS, Ineractive PDFs, PowerPoint, Google Slides, and Blender 3D


Scientific - Cytological

CellulArt Toledo

CellulArt is a conference that brings together the art and scientific communities of Northwestern Ohio, Southern Michigan, and Northeastern Indiana. The yearly event promotes collaboration, interaction, and discussion between researchers working with the cytoskeleton and artists, and appreciating the link between art and science.

Scientific Illustration

Biodesign Challenge

The Biodesign Challenge is an education program and competition that shapes students into biodesigners. They partner university students with scientists, artists, and designers to envision, create, and critique transformational applications in the fields of biotechnology and ecology.