A Brief Biography

Travis Vermilye (ver-MIL-yuh) is a digital and mixed media artist who creates imagery inspired by the natural world. His abstract digital imagery and animated short films invite you to gaze into a dream-like microscopic realm and find a sense of joyous calm within the organic forms on display. Travis’s work grows from an award-winning 18-year career as a medical illustrator and animator with work shown on Dateline NBC, The Oprah Winfrey Show, in the New York Times, National Geographic, and via numerous medical organizations.

Travis is an Associate Professor in the Digital Design and Illustration Areas in the Department of Visual Arts, College of Arts & Media, University of Colorado Denver. He teaches courses in 3D motion design, motion graphics, digital design, anatomical drawing, and illustration.

Artist’s Statement

The natural world and a lifelong attraction to the beauty and wonder of tiny life forms viewed through a magnification lens inspire my work. Through digital composite images and short animated films, I aim to capture the wondrous joy of childlike discovery and exploration of the natural world and present this, best that I can, as it appears in my memory and imagination.