justine lee hirten

artist, science illustrator, wildlife rehabilitator, musician


BFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Graduate Certificate in Science Illustration, CSUMB

Past clients have included The Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Connecticut Audubon Society, New Jersey Audubon Society, and BOOM! Studios.


The goal of my work is to inspire compassion and understanding for the wild animals living among us. My creative projects focus on species that are native to my home in the Northeast US, many of which are species that I have worked with directly as a wildlife rescuer. I believe that artwork has an important role in communicating information and fostering appreciation for the local wildlife in our communities by offering the public new perspectives and sparking curiosity.


I am developing new projects to help connect creative workers and conservation efforts. Please follow my blog or sign up for my newsletter to receive updates.