Company

Designed to Inform. Informed by Design.

About

Link Studio is a visual communications company where scientific, behavioral, and design best practices intersect. Our design is informed and we design to inform by distilling the essential elements for an effective outcome: understanding you and your objectives, knowing your audience, conveying the message, and guiding your audience’s experience resulting in the desired behavior. Through informed design we make information accessible and engaging so that your audience can make an informed choice.

Aline Lin

Principal

Aline’s early interest in user experience, how people think, and why they do what they do goes back to her undergraduate years studying psychology. Since then she has melded her multiple interests in design, illustration, UX, and science into her daily work at Link Studio.

Aline has directed, designed and coordinated projects involving a diverse group of team members for clients such as the National Library of Medicine, Smithsonian Institutions, Johns Hopkins Medicine, and the American Institutes of Architects. She views every client and project as a unique opportunity to visually communicate, distill and organize simple to complex information in a variety of media with a distinct cohesive voice.

Michael Linkinhoker

Principal

Certified Medical Illustrator (CMI)

Michael is a board certified medical illustrator who brings his medical illustration, animation, print design and interactive design expertise to the company. Michael is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine where he teaches graduate level courses. He delivers dynamic, clear solutions that support and enhance the objectives of every client.

Michael’s illustration and design work has been recognized by Communication Arts, The Association of Medical Illustrators, The Web Health Awards, and the Illustrators Club of Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia.

Capabilities

Link Studio provides a wide range of design and medical illustration / animation services that help you communicate your message to your audience.

Design

  • Web & Interactive

    • Web & interactive design
    • Web development
    • Mobile & responsive websites
    • Content management
    • Animation
    • Illustration
    • Information graphics
    • Video production
    • Voiceovers
  • User Experience (UX)

    • Information architecture
    • Usability test design
    • Usability testing
    • Usability analysis
  • Print

    • Identity systems
    • Identity & logos
    • Marketing collateral
    • Banner displays
    • Exhibit displays
    • Trade show booths
    • Information graphics
    • Packaging
  • Marketing

    • Brand research
    • Brand strategy
    • Brand experience
    • Content creation

Medical Illustration & Animation

  • Categories

    • Allied health sciences
    • Anatomy & pathology
    • Biology
    • Cellular
    • Editorial
    • Endoscopic
    • Marketing
    • Mechanisms of action
    • Medical devices
    • Medical sciences
    • Molecular
    • Natural sciences
    • Pharmaceutical
    • Surgical
    • Biotechnology
  • Audience Directed

    • Patient education
    • Professional education
    • Pharma communications
    • Corporate communications
  • Information Graphics

    • Genomic data
    • Scientific data
    • Statistical data
    • Charts & graphs

Case Studies

Let us show you some challenges we’ve taken on and real solutions. These projects address challenges that range from strategic branding, designing responsive sites, conducting iterative usability testing, ensuring accessibility to visually communicating complex scientific information.

Clients

Link Studio is privileged to work with a wide variety of interesting and thought provoking clients. Our clients work directly with the principals at Link Studio. There are not layers of management to complicate communication. We are accessible, flexible and committed to giving each client our full attention.

  • Education

    • Cornell University
    • Harvard University
    • Johns Hopkins University
    • Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
    • K12 Enterprise
    • Prometric
    • University of Maryland School of Medicine
    • University of New Hampshire
    • University of South Florida
    • Yale University
  • Museums

    • National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
    • National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution
    • Smithsonian American Art Museum, Smithsonian Institution
    • Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University
    • Yale Peabody Museum Store, Yale University
  • Government

    • Department of Veteran’s Affairs
    • Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
    • National Institutes of Health
    • National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Disease
    • National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
    • National Library of Medicine
  • Healthcare/Research

    • American Institutes for Research
    • Cancer Research Institute
    • Datamonitor, Inc
    • Health Tech Associates, Inc
    • Johns Hopkins Children’s Center
    • Johns Hopkins Cystic Fibrosis Center
    • Johns Hopkins Medicine
    • Johns Hopkins Pediatric Neurology
    • M3 Global
    • MD/DC Collaborative for Healthcare Information Technology
    • Medical Science & Computing
    • Research To Practice, Inc
    • University Physicians, Inc.
  • Pharmaceutical/Biotechnology

    • Abbott Laboratories
    • Amgen
    • Aptalis Pharma
    • Biocompatibles/Bioploymerix
    • Ortho-McNeil, Inc.
    • Pfizer, Inc.
    • Sanofi Aventis
    • Takeda Pharmaceuticals
    • Zimmer, Inc.
    • Zoetis, Inc.
    • Zoll Medical Corporation
  • Corporate/Marketing/Advertising

    • Abelson Taylor, Inc
    • AVF Consulting
    • BridalBabe
    • ChargeLogic
    • Currotto Design
    • Hodson Trust
    • Navicor Group
    • Office Prodigy
    • Prometric
    • Sidekick Solutions
    • Treverce
    • Up Design, LLC
  • Professional Organizations

    • The American Institute of Architects
    • American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
    • Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
    • Northern Virginia Clinical Psychologists
    • North American Association of Summer Sessions
  • Publishing

    • Current Medical Directions, Inc.
    • Harvard Health Publications
    • Healthwise, Inc.
    • Lippincott/Williams & Wilkins
    • Mosby Inc.
    • Pearson
    • Rodale Inc.
    • Slack Publishing

What our clients are saying

Having been involved in the creation of numerous technology companies, I have worked with many individuals, none of which compare to the overall satisfaction that I have experienced with Link Studio.

- K. Klawans, President
LoanOfficer.com

Recognition

Link Studio’s commitment to dynamic, high-quality work has been consistently recognized. Whether it is for a website, a medical illustration, a poster, or another piece of creative work, Link Studio takes pride in the fact that we go above and beyond to create work of enduring quality.

Highlights

  • Fast Company Infographic of the Week

    Link Studio is recognized for their collaborative work with the American Institute of Architects and Illustrator Michael Kirkham. Read More

  • Best of the Scout Report for 2015

    Link Studio and the National Library of Medicine's work on the Pick Your Poison: Intoxicating Pleasures and Medical Prescriptions website is selected by the Scout Report. Read More

  • Web Health Awards, Silver Award - Mini Website for Consumers

    Johns Hopkins Children's Center, Motor Stereotypies & You, Read More

2015-2014

  • Communicator Awards, Award of Distinction - Corporate Identity / Logo

    Northern Virginia Clinical Psychologists (NVCP)

  • Communicator Awards, Award of Distinction - Government Website

    DailyMed

  • Communicator Awards, Award of Distinction - Government Website

    National Library of Medicine - Pictures of Nursing

  • W3 Awards, Silver Award - Government Website

    National Library of Medicine - From DNA to Beer

  • Best of the Scout Report 2015

    National Library of Medicine - Pick Your Poison website. Read More.

  • Fast Company Infographic of the Week

    Link Studio is recognized for their collaborative work with the American Institute of Architects and Illustrator Michael Kirkham. Read More.

  • Web Health Awards, Silver Award - Mini Website for Consumers

    Johns Hopkins Children's Center, Motor Stereotypies & You

  • Web Health Awards, Merit - Website for Health Professionals

    DailyMed

  • W3 Awards, Silver Winner - Government Website

    National Library of Medicine - From DNA to Beer

2013-2012

  • W3 Awards, Silver Winner - School/University Website

    Intersession Programs at Johns Hopkins

2011-2010

  • Web Health Awards, Award of Merit - Interactive Content

    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), Health Topics Website - Interactive Medical Animations

  • W3 Awards, Best in Show - School / University Website

    Summer Programs at Johns Hopkins

  • W3 Awards, Gold Winner - School / University Website

    Summer Programs at Johns Hopkins

2009-2008

  • Communicator Awards, Award of Distinction - School / University Website

    Summer Programs at Johns Hopkins

  • Communicator Awards, Award of Distinction - Poster

    2008 Hopkins Summer Outdoor Films

  • WWW Health Awards, Silver Award - Patient Education Information Website

    Johns Hopkins Cystic Fibrosis Center

2007-2006

  • Davey Awards, Silver Winner - Website

    Kenneth E. Behring Family Hall of Mammals, Smithsonian Institution

  • W3 Awards, Gold Winner - Cultural Institutions Website

    Kenneth E. Behring Family Hall of Mammals, Smithsonian Institution

  • Association of Medical Illustrator's Salon, Certificate of Merit - Reference / Clinical Text

    Healthwise for Life

  • NY Festivals - Global Awards, Finalist Certificate - Consumer Internet Website

    Johns Hopkins Cystic Fibrosis Center

  • W3 Awards, Silver Winner - Health Care Services Website

    Johns Hopkins Cystic Fibrosis Center

  • Communicator Awards, Award of Distinction - Website Design & Overall Website

    Johns Hopkins Cystic Fibrosis Center

2005-2004

  • NY Festivals - Global Awards, Finalist Certificate

    Integrative Metabolism - Nutritional Biochemistry Learning Module

  • Communicator Awards, Honorable Mention - Website & Online Training

    Ortho-McNeil Scientific Liaison Training System - Pain

  • Communicator Awards, Award of Distinction - Design / Website

    Yale Peabody Museum Online Store

  • Communicator Awards, Award of Distinction - Design / Logo

    Maryland / D.C. Collaborative

  • Communicator Awards, Award of Distinction - Website / Overall and Website / Design

    Maryland T.R.A.S.H. (Teens Rejecting Abusive Smoking Habits)

  • Communicator Awards, Honorable Mention - Self-Promotion

    Happy Holidays from Link Studio 2004, Interactive Flash Animation

2003-2002

  • Communicator Awards, Award of Distinction - Website / Other

    Johns Hopkins Gastroenterology & Hepatology Resource Center

  • Consumer Directed Health Care Awards (CDHCC), Second Place - E-Healthbeat Award for Outstanding Website

    Johns Hopkins Gastroenterology & Hepatology Resource Center

  • Communicator Awards, Honorable Mention - Design / Website

    Johns Hopkins Children’s Center

  • MD Net Guide, Nettie Awards, Best Overall Site & Best Site Design

    Johns Hopkins Gastroenterology & Hepatology Resource Center

  • Communication Arts - Site of the Week

    Johns Hopkins Gastroenterology & Hepatology Resource Center

  • NY Festivals - Global Awards, Finalist Certificate

    Johns Hopkins Gastroenterology & Hepatology Resource Center website

  • WWW Health Awards, Silver Award - Patient Education Website

    Johns Hopkins Gastroenterology & Hepatology Resource Center W

2001-1997

  • NY Festivals, Finalist Certificate

    Sylvan Learning Centers website

  • Web Marketing's Web Awards, Standard of Excellence

    Sylvan Learning Center's EnglishOne website

  • Golden Quill Award

    GlaxoWellcome R & D Website

  • USA Today Hot Site of the Day Award

    John Glenn Alliance for Aging Research website

  • Association of Medical Illustrator's Salon, Certificate of Merit - Medical Color

    Human Papilloma Virus Invasion of the Cervical Epithelium

  • Association of Medical Illustrator's Salon, Award of Excellence - Medical Tone

    3rd Digit Superficial Manual Musculature of Dasypus novemcinctus

  • Association of Medical Illustrator's Salon, Award of Excellence - Medical Line

    Revision of the Metacarpo-phalangeal Joint Arthroplasty