Vanessa Ruiz is currently Creative Director at Wolters Kluwer Health, creating engaging and empathetic digital experiences that help people understand their health. She leads a multidisciplinary team of writers, animators, medical artists, UX and data visualization designers to create experiences that drive patient engagement and outcomes based on behavioral science principles.
Vanessa earned a master of science degree in biomedical visualization from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has an extensive background in health & wellness advertising, patient engagement, medical illustration, product design, and art curation. In 2015, Vanessa was chosen to be a speaker at TEDMED and she currently serves on their Editorial Advisory Board helping to nominate artists to the stage.