N. Lee Wade
N. Lee Wade graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology/Technical Graphics,
and an Associate of Science in Technical Illustration from Western Kentucky University, and studied illustration and graphic design at Central Academy of Commercial Art in Cincinnati, Ohio.
After working as an Illustrator and Graphic Designer for design studios and ad agencies in Atlanta
and Louisville, he established Wade Illustration & Design, Inc. in 1996. Along with his medical illustration work, he worked with a myriad of companies developing logos, promotional material, packaging design as well as patent drawings, technical drawings, educational illustrations, power
point presentations and website development.
Mr. Wade is a Professional Member of the Association of Medical Illustrators (AMI) and has an outstanding reputation for his medical and medical-legal work with numerous law firms, physicians
and hospitals in Kentucky/Southern Indiana and Cincinnati, Ohio areas and is the exclusive Medical Illustrator for the Norton Leatherman Spine Center, Louisville, Kentucky. For over 20 years he Illustrated the cover of the monthly Journal of the Kentucky Medical Association. Mr. Wade is
also an accomplished fine artist.
What clients are saying...
"Lee works well under short deadlines. I have been able to have Lee do an exhibit turnaround
in hours so that I can show a jury. His illustrations have contribute substantially in helping me
teach the medicine and anatomy and physiology to the jury. He's professional, and he's just
simply very good at what he does."
Scott P. Whonsetler / Whonsetler & Johnson PLLC / Louisville, KY
"Lee Wade has been my 'go to' medical illustrator for over 20 years. I have rarely gone
to trial in that time without one or more of Lee's illustrations to support my case. Lee is
not only a talented artist, he is diligent, accurate, fair, fast and local. He has a firm grasp
of both medical and legal issues. I have been pitched many generic or national medical
illustration services over the years, but none could provide the level of service which I
have routinely experienced from Lee."
John W. Phillips / Phillips Parker Orberson & Moore P.L.C. / Louisville, KY
"Lee has worked diligently on creating some of the finest medical illustrations I have
seen for publication in a wide variety of medical peered reviewed journals, textbooks and
monographs. He has been our exclusive artist working with our faculty in developing
these medical drawings that have expertly illustrated a broad pallet of areas in the
cervical, thoracic, lumbar spine, and pelvis"
John R. Dimar II, MD, Norton Leatherman Spine Center / Louisville, KY
"For the past 20 years, Lee Wade has helped me establish an infrastructure with several
medical device companies. I've used Lee's illustrations for patent drawings, educational
illustrations in power point presentations and on websites he has developed. Lee is an
incredibly versatile artist, he was able to design and produce marketing materials for
many products I have developed, package design with DFU's and a trade show booth."
Ronald J. Thompson, MD, FACOG / Ft. Thomas, Kentucky
"Lee's illustrations have been an integral part of my slide shows, papers, and video
presentations. He is a great resource!"
Jeff Allen, MD / Louisville, Kentucky