Outspoken Images specialises in simple illustrations:
We make complex ideas easy to understand.

Let’s turn your brilliant ideas into something beautiful.

International experience in science illustration
Science illustration, Norway

Marketing illustration, Norway

Researchers in the solar energy department at Institutt for energiteknikk contracted me for an illustration. This visualises a smart-energy industrial system. The illustration can be presented whole or as individual icons. Learn more about Smart Nærstrøm on their website (in Norwegian): .
First published December 2018


Marie laget illustrasjoner til vårt forskningsprosjekt “Smart Nærstrøm”. Hun laget en god og lettforståelig fremstilling av et komplekst prosjekt, og vi er svært fornøyd med hennes arbeid. Hun var også lydhør og enkel å samarbeide med gjennom hele prosessen.

Josefine Selj, Research Scientist
Institutt for energiteknikk (IFE)

Journal cover, Norway

Journal cover artwork, Norway

Researchers in the battery department at Institutt for energiteknikk contracted me for cover artwork featuring Small angle neutron scattering (SANS).

This project had a tight deadline, going from initial pencil sketches to final digital Adobe Illustrator design in one week.

Approved by technical editing boards
Published May 2019


Marie was contracted by my employer on two separate graphic design projects, one large and one small, and I was one of the main contact points for the work. In both cases, she was everything one expected of a professional: timely, responsive, and delivered quality results consistently. Communication with a graphic designer is an important factor to a successful project, and she was both thorough and patient as we iterated through vision, sketch, design, and discussion. All in all, she is a capable and hard-working graphic designer who treats her projects with seriousness and enthusiasm.

Samson Lai, Scientist
Institute for Energy Technology (IFE)

Journal cover, UK

Journal cover artwork, England

The Laser Chemistry, Spectroscopy & Dynamics Group at University of Bristol contracted me for journal cover artwork. I created a pencil drawing to visualise the planes on which molecules move within the reaction. Digital molecule artwork was created by Thomas J. Preston. The final illustration was approved by technical editing boards and accepted as cover artwork.

Published 31 July 2014


Marie designed an image that elegantly summarized the most important outcomes of a complicated research project from my laboratory.  The artwork made a visually striking journal cover which undoubtedly drew wider attention to my group’s research. We continue to include this image in conference presentations to attract further interest in our work.  I also now use it in my undergraduate teaching on reaction mechanisms because of its clarity. 

Professor Andrew Orr-Ewing FRS
University of Bristol

A few design examples and pricing guidelines

Simple black & white logo or icon

Starting from €350 for a black & white logo or icon design,
similar to the Outspoken Images logo

Simple colour logo or icon

Starting from €500 for a colour logo or icon design,
similar to the Siri Ann Gabrielsen Fotografi logo

Complex colour logo with multiple parts

Starting from €750 for a colour logo or icon design with multiple parts,
similar to the FLOW logo (which includes the partner logos)

Journal cover artwork

Starting from €750 for scientific journal cover artwork,
similar to the ACS Applied Energy Materials journal cover artwork

Full page illustration

Starting from €1000 for a full-page or multi-part illustration,
similar to the Smart Nærstrøm full-page and multi-part illustration

Large portfolio of illustrations

Starting from €5000 for a complete visual theme,
similar to the myriad designs for the Solipoly EU science proposal.
This illustration is a small percent of the total number created.
Pay for it with money from your grant!

Prices above do not include VAT / MVA / tax.
Re-use fees for artwork is 50% of the original contracted price.

How it works:
We have an initial consultation to discuss the scope of your project (including time scale, price, and expectations).
Once we are happy with the terms, we sign a contract. I begin designing after receipt of the initial payment.
I provide two or three initial pencil sketch ideas, and we find one that works for you.
Two or three revisions are included at each stage, anything above this usually brings an additional fee.
I keep you updated on the work as I go (preferably by email).
Once the design is finalised, the second payment is due.
Upon receipt of the final payment, you’ll receive print- and digital-ready files, as specified in the contract.
I retain rights to intellectual property and use of the work in my portfolio.
Re-use of client work shall be contracted directly with me.