Molly van der Weij’s career covers a broad path of applying her professional skills and knowledge as visual artist to a wide range of areas. She has worked many years as illustrator, author, and as educator on several Art and Fashion Academies in the Netherlands and Germany, after getting her art degree. She has worked since 2000 at the Telemedicine Future Lab, of the Norwegian Centre for Telemedicine (NST: www.telemed.no), with the design and visual communication of potential applications of information and communication technologies for new telemedicine services.
Molly was Leader of Telemedicine Futures Studies at NST, working with the conceptualisation and visualisation of possible futures, providing a platform for collaborative and multidisciplinary future thinking, and conducting several scenario development projects. Molly was Chair of the TTeC06 Programme Committee of the annual, international Tromsø Telemedicine and eHealth Conference (TTeC), entitled Beyond Tomorrow, held in Norway in 2006 (www.telemed.no/ttec2006).
Molly uses her artistic skills and knowledge on the visual language for the exploration, communication and development of complex or abstract ideas, e.g. systems, visions, knowledge, strategies. Her interest lies in the synergy of science, technology and art. She offers this expertise to clients through her UK based VisualArt Consultancy