||Institute for Astronomy
2680 Woodlawn Drive
Honolulu, HI 96822-1839 USA
Research Support Division
Institute for Astronomy
University of Hawaii at Manoa
|As a member of the Publications Department,
I am responsible for type, design, layout and production
of materials used by the Institute's scientific staff,
web development, offset press, and outreach/educational
programs. I use state-of-the-art computer graphics technology
to interface files between UNIX, Windows, and Macintosh
|I manage the "public" computer graphics
lab at the institute and teach workshops
on slide and flatbed scanning, slide making, photographic
manipulation, PostScript editing, production techniques
for scientific illustration, PowerPoint, and poster presentations.
I determine hardware and software needs, make the necessary
purchases and am responsible for setup and maintenance.
For a complete list of services and skills see: http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/users/teramura/kt_ss.html
Environmental Awareness Division
Chesapeake Bay Field Office
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
|I produced a broad base of high-quality visual products
designed to promote public awareness of the threats to
and values of natural resources in the Chesapeake Bay
Watershed. Technical knowledge of fish, wildlife, their
habitats, and ecology were combined with production knowledge
to design and develop publications, exhibits, and presentations
used in environmental awareness programs throughout six
states. In addition to working with other Federal, State,
and private agencies, I provided technical support to
Fish and Wildlife regional and national projects, providing
artwork and producing publications in one to four or more
|I was responsible for design, type, illustration, photography,
and production of publications using state-of-the-art
computer graphic/electronic prepress technology and freehand
techniques for line, halftone, and full-color illustration.
I coordinated all stages of production, determined deadlines,
accumulated bids, and scheduled work with contract service
bureaus, artists, photographers, cartographers, and printers.
|I worked with education specialists, research biologists,
and refuge managers to assess their ongoing projects and
suggest opportunities to use visual materials in environmental
|I managed a graphics production unit, consisting of
three Macintosh systems and two DOS-based systems. I provided
technical training and assistance on Macintosh and IBM
hardware and software to secretaries, biologists, and
other system users. I assigned routine computer graphics
work to secretaries and interns. I researched and determined
computer graphic and electronic prepress software and
hardware needs. I acquired extensive knowledge of importing
and exporting information between documents on different
platforms, as well as technical knowledge needed for outputting
specific graphic file formats to printers and service
bureaus with sophisticated imaging systems.
College of Life Sciences
University of Maryland at
As an instructor, my primary responsibilities were
teaching special topic seminars to both graduate and
undergraduate students. I consulted and contributed
to new course development in the Departments of Entomology
and Botany in the College of Life Sciences. I consistently
received outstanding teaching evaluations from students
| Scientific Illustration (1983-1994) Department
I designed and developed this special topics course for
graduate students in the College of Life Sciences and
College of Agriculture covering techniques used in publishing
and presenting scientific research. First semester students
concentrated on basic fundamentals of design, publication
standards, copyright law, and production of line and halftone
art. Second semester students worked on various color
techniques, conceptual and homolographic renderings, and
|Computer Graphics Presentations for the Sciences
(1987-1994) Department of Botany. I designed and developed
this special topics course for the College of Life Sciences
Macintosh Laboratory, which trained graduates and undergraduates
in the use of Macintosh hardware and computer graphics
software for illustration, photographic manipulation,
slide making, data entry, database management, and desktop
publishing. Input/output, interfacing, and cross platform
troubleshooting were also covered.
Scientific Illustrator and Production Specialist 1982-present
|As a freelance scientific illustrator and production
specialist, I consult and contribute to scientific publications.
I combine communication and organizational skills to develop
diverse freelance jobs simultaneously with long term contracts
and teaching. Since 1982, I have worked on projects involving
the flora and fauna of the mid-Atlantic states, as featured
in a field guide I coauthored entitled Chesapeake Bay:
Nature of the Estuary, A field Guide.
|Freelance work includes projects where clients depend
on my skills to take their projects through the entire
process of research, design, production and publication.
I compile resource materials and establish review contacts.
I photograph and compile taxonomic work in the field.
I revise and write text when needed. I coordinate reference
materials and obtain living and preserved specimens from
government and state institutions for graphics. I design
and execute illustrations. In areas of production, I am
responsible for layout and design, type, and camera-ready
mechanicals or electronic prepress computer-generated
files or film, communicating with service bureaus and
printers, and examining printing proofs for my clients.
|Involved in scientific publications since 1975, I have
illustrated over 2000 species of flora and fauna occurring
in specific upland, coastal, freshwater, estuarine and
marine habitats. I combine freehand techniques for line,
halftone, and color reproduction with computer graphic
technology. I have production experience in one to four
or more colors, including process color builds.
|Short-term work involves type design, and scientific
illustration of cover art, brochures, programs, booklets,
posters, fliers, slides, logos, educational, and promotional
materials. The latter includes U.S. Postal Service regulated
business reply mail. Long-term projects involve work for
popular and technical science books, manuals, field guides,
scientific journals, and annual reports.
|The Moss Flora of Mexico Volumes
1 and 2 edited by Aaron J. Sharp, Howard Crum, and Patricia
M. Eckel, The New York Botanical Garden 1994.
|White Team Manual of Oncology edited
by Dr. David Zuckerman M.D. and Dr. Richard Schultz M.D.,
Georgetown University Medical Center 1992.
|Experiments in Plant Biology by
Linda Berg with drawings by Karen Teramura, KendalVHunt
|The World of Biology Fourth Edition
by Davis, Solomon, and Berg, Saunders College Publishing
|Chesapeake Bay: Nature of the Estuary,
A Field Guide by Christopher P. White with drawings
by Karen Teramura, Tidewater Publishers 1989.
|Back Injury Prevention: Protect Your
Back, American Red Cross 1987.
|Plant Anatomy Laboratory Manual
by Dr. Todd Cook with illustrations by Karen Teramura,
University of Maryland at College Park 1985.
|Plant Kingdom Laboratory Manual
by Michael Millay, University of Maryland at College Park
|Northeastem American Manual of Bryophytes
Volumes 1 and 2 by Dr. Lewis A. Anderson and Dr. Howard
Crum, Duke University Press 1982.
||Bachelor of Arts May 1983.
Summa Cum Laude
Major: Scientific Illustration
University of Maryland, College Park.
Individual Studies Program
Post Graduate Education: 34 credits.