Tonya Hines

About Me

Board certified medical illustrator and art director with a passion for visual health literacy.

Member Since January 2013
Member Type Contributor
AIGA Chapter Cincinnati
Title Medical Illustrator / Art Director
Company Glia Media | Mayfield Clinic
Email moc.aidemailg@senih.aynot
Portfolio Site
Field Illustration design
Art direction/Creative direction
Design/Graphic design
Available for independent projects Yes

Tonya Hines is a board certified medical illustrator and Art Director at Glia Media, a service of the Mayfield Clinic. Inspired by her collaborations with neuroscientists and neurosurgeons, Tonya draws upon left-brain problem solving and right-brain creativity to develop unique visual solutions that clarify and empower understanding. With whole-brain thinking and leadership, she works with a talented multidisciplinary team of medical writers, journalists, public relations specialists, web designers, branding and business strategists, and medical illustrators. Their in-house agency (Glia Media) provides a broad spectrum of services in academic publication, symposia, patient education, Web / social media, and healthcare marketing. Tonya has a special passion for e-patient advocacy and health literacy.


Tonya is a member of the Association of Medical Illustrators (AMI) and currently serves as Chair of the Professional Guidelines Committee. She lectures and advocates on artists’ rights, metadata, and health literacy. She is editor and co-author of the AMI Medical Illustration Business Practices and the Compensation & Pricing Survey Reports.


She earned her medical illustration degree in 1990 from the Ohio State University.

  • Tonya updated a project on Behance.
    Event Planning: Endovascular 101 with Lab Winter Clinics Event with Exhibit Hall Patient Hope Story Visual Identity System: Integrative Health
  • Tonya updated a project on Behance.
    Presentations: Visual Storytelling Fetal surgery for congenital diaphragmatic hernia Let the Lesion Do the Talking Medical Marketing Campaign Design
  • Tonya updated a project on Behance.
    The Shumrock balance therapy foams Psychogenic Toe Signs Fracture Dislocation Surgery Eyelid Surgical Prodedure
  • Tonya updated a project on Behance.
    Thoracic Spine Fusion Techniques Chiari Malformation Poster Magazine article photography and quote The Story of Alison Delgado
  • Tonya updated a project on Behance.
    Ergonomics at Work article | patient newsletter Modified Mallampati Classification System Patient education tearsheets for physicians Crosstown Concussion Crew - public health advocacy
  • Tonya updated a project on Behance.
    Your best choice for minimally invasive spine surgery Ligamentum Flavum Anatomy Mayfield Foundation Identity An illustrated grading scheme for aneurysm treatment
  • Tonya updated a project on Behance.
    Corporate Branding More People Ask for Mayfield Back Pain Infographic Kyphoplasty: Fixing Spinal Curves
  • Tonya updated a project on Behance.
    Brain Tsunamis Media Metaphor "The Doctor Explains" Videos International Symposium - VASoSPASM 2011 Mayfield 75th Anniversary Campaign
  • Tonya updated a project on Behance.
    Multimedia Atlas of Neurosurgery Brain Cancer Biomarker: Circulating Mutant DNA Patient education materials Academic publication
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