All posts by Patrick Lynch

Artist | writer | designer | photographer Patrick J. Lynch is a Senior Digital Officer in the Office of Public Affairs and Communications at Yale University. In his 43 years with Yale University he has been a medical illustrator, biomedical and scientific photographer, audiovisual producer, and for the past 30 years a director of media and communications service units, and a designer of interactive multimedia teaching, training, and informational software and Web sites. Lynch has won over 30 national and international awards for his medical illustration, publications, and software design, including a 2012 National Outdoor Book Award, the 2005 Pirelli INTERNETional Awards for Best Overall multimedia teaching site, and best site from higher education, the 1992 Best-in-Show Award from the Health Sciences Communications Association and a Gold Medal, Silver Medal and Award of Excellence in the international INVISION Multimedia Awards. Lynch has authored over 100 professional papers, magazine articles, and book chapters. He has been a consultant and invited speaker on Web design and Web communications issues to many universities, government agencies, corporations, and non-profits groups, and regularly does talks, workshops, and professional papers on communications management, biocommunications, academic computing, medical illustration, biomedical visualization, and Web strategy and production management. In 2011 Yale University Press published his latest book, A Field Guide to the Southeast Coast & Gulf of Mexico, a winner of the National Outdoor Book Award for 2012 for field guidebooks. Previous National Outdoor Book Award winners include Farley Mowat, Robert Michael Pyle, David Attenborough, Roderick Nash, Richard Bangs, and Aldo Leopold.

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A Field Guide to Long Island Sound

A lavishly illustrated guidebook to the rich natural history of Long Island Sound and its New York and Connecticut coastlines.

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A Field Guide to the Southeast Coast & Gulf of Mexico

A uniquely comprehensive guide to more than 600 species of fauna & flora along the coasts of the southeastern United States.

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Web Style Guide, 4th ed.

The fourth edition of the my best-selling Web Style Guide, co-authored with my colleague Sarah Horton.

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Illustrations

Recent illustrations, diagrams, and maps created for my book projects. The wildlife illustrations were done in Adobe Photoshop. The maps and diagrams are primarily created in Adobe Illustrator.

A map of Glacial Lake Connecticut.

Glacial Lake Connecticut map

For an upcoming book project I've been working with Ralph Lewis, the former Connecticut state geologist on making my LIS geology maps and figures more accurate. Lordship and Stratford Point stick out so far in the Sound because the area was a wedge (moraine and outwash river fan) between two giant ice sheet lobes, the Hudson ...

Least Sandpiper head studies, Photoshop.
Stairway at the Louvre Museum.
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Spicy roasted carrots

Delicious, spicy-sweet, fast and easy to make. 3 cups fresh carrots, peeled and bias-sliced 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 tablespoon chili oil 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce Salt and pepper to taste Peel and cut carrots, and microwave about 3 minutes, until just soft, but not fully cooked. Mix carrots with the rest of the ingredients ...

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Labrador duck drake

Labrador Duck drake (Camptorhynchus labradorius), an extinct species that once wintered off the New England and mid-Atlantic coasts. Last seen alive in 1875. A reminder that we can lose whole species, and that we stand to lose many more in the next century if we don't change our ways very soon. Photoshop illustration.

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Labrador Duck (detail)

  Labrador Duck drake (Camptorhynchus labradorius), head detail. Photoshop illustration.