Julia Krolik is an information designer, data scientist, artist and entrepreneur.
Her diverse background enables a rare cross-disciplinary empathy and she continuously advocates for effective research communication with the public. Formally educated in the sciences, her work includes published research in microbiology, geospatial analytics, public health, and groundwater quality. As an award-winning artist, Julia fuses scientific methodology into her creative process.
Julia is the founder of Art the Science, a non-profit organization facilitating artist residencies in scientific research laboratories across Canada to foster public engagement in art and science. Through her creative agency Pixels and Plans, Julia and her team create science-based artworks and work with private and public organizations, helping them with information design, data visualization, communication strategies and knowledge mobilization.