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Molecular Metabolism

The Venom Inside

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Cover art for a story about how removing a step in the metabolic network seems to support cancer and tumor formation.

charlie padgett

Charlie Padgett

illustration of Sometimes you catch the big one. Sometimes the big one catches you. Keywords; goals, fish, fly, clouds, fishing, ocean, sea, blue, red, yellow, business, surrealism, financial, lost, birds, wonder, bright, fantastic, journey
illustration of Spring is awesome but for some it brings a knockout punch of allergies and bug bites.
Keywords: wrestler, mask, flower, pollen, bugs, lucha, luchador, allergies, fight, eyes, red, snot, mucus, sneeze, whimsical, teeth, wings, green, spring, seasonal, bloodshot, medical, advertising, products, remedy, clouds, grass, fun
illustration of Silver nanoparticles block our beige fat cells from doing their job, which could lead to obesity. Client: Molecular Metabolism. Keywords: robot, medical, pollution, health, science, concept, obesity, research, cage, blocking, steampunk, glow, blue, danger, cell, fat, nucleus, sickness, tin man
illustration of Client: Molecular Metabolism
For an article about how an experimental new drug and a protein in the brain work together to reduce appetite. Keywords; health, obesity, diabetes, medical research, drug, pharmaceutical, hunger, eating, brain, dinner, construction, sign, threads, head, silhouette, lights, people
illustration of Removing a section in the metabolic network promotes cancer and tumor formation.
Client: Molecular Metabolism
Keywords: #research #snake #map #hole #science #technology #cells #dragon #poison #venom #red #cells #blood #shadows #health #biochemistry #serpent #sickness #unhealthy #monster #evil
illustration of Client: La Vie - Sciences
For an article about our loss of privacy online.

Keywords: fear, data, personal, octopus, eyes, internet, cloud, insecure, computer, social media, search, hack, security, monster, spying, media, digital
illustration of Visualizing the terrible feeling of rejection for a self promo piece.
Keywords; fear, falling, work, unemployment, job, boss, woman, misfit, unfit, qualified, unqualified, suit, depression, sadness, interview, abstract, metaphor, smart, application, depth, corporate, shoes, glow, review, psychology, failing, searching, hope, choices, wrong fit, large, change
illustration of Client: GREY Midwest  AD: Ray Elfers

For a poster promoting the 2019 ADDY awards show in Cincinnati, encouraging the creative community to “feed their creative beast.”

Keywords: passion, fire, advertising, fuel, monster, creature, spirit, torch, love, boat, seas,  journey, fun, wild, bright
illustration of As law enforcement agencies invest in technologies to track cybercriminals it means more prison time for cyber crimes.
Keywords; security, hacker, online privacy, computer, digital, law, justice, jail, criminal, technology, artificial intelligence, dark, noise, static, fear, hands, theft, thieves, identity theft, internet, mobile, social
illustration of Client: Molecular Metabolism
Unused concept for an article about transgenerational inheritance of environmental-induced maladies.

Keywords; Genetics, roots, shark, sickness, DNA, parents, grandparents, generation, child, worry, danger, diagnosis, hidden, waves, illness, innocence
illustration of Personal piece - how the legend of Robert Johnson selling his soul to the Devil for fame overshadows his actual musical talent.  Inspired by a Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds lyric.
illustration of What to do when you discover you've been chasing unrealistic goals and how to define the right goals that fit your lifestyle.

Keywords: dog, tail, finances, personal, health, running, circles, bone, reward, house, field, trees, best friend, collar, mixed media, graphite, retirement, 401k, taxes,
illustration of Concept for an article where tech experts predict what the future holds for AI.

Keywords: fortune teller, palm reading, eye, digital,  hand, plug, robot, robotics, curtains, magic, wired, help, control, digital,
illustration of Personal piece -The wolf has chased all the sheep away. Together we howl at the moon.

Keywords: sleepless, tired, unhealthy, awake, stars, night, blues, bed, dreams, monster, eyes
illustration of Client: Molecular Metabolism
A prolonged high fat/sugary food diet inflames an area of the brain that causes depression which leads to the desire to eat more high fat foods which then leads to more depression.

Keywords: obesity, cycle, diabetes, psychology, drugs, medicine, research, mental health, overweight, meals, pizza, flames. crowns, sad
illustration of Poster promoting an artist group show where each artist created work based on a phrase pulled from a hat.

Keywords: surreal, hat, art, glow, mountains, french, starting point, promotion, advertising
illustration of A piece I contributed to the group art show - Le Point de Départ. The point of inspiration for the artists was the quote
illustration of Inspired by the short story by J.M.G. Le Clézio, about the discovery of a lagoon in Mexico at the end of the 19th century where gray whales went to reproduce. After Captain Scammon decided to exterminate the whales, he realized that he had made a terrible mistake.
*Featured in Illustrati Magazine.

Keywords: guilt, regret, sea, ocean, whaler, blood, hands, shame,
illustration of Following your passion can lead to all kinds of self growth.

*Featured in Illustrati magazine

Keywords: psychology, mental health, personal, contemporary, farmer, sacred, heart, trees, bloom, career, happiness, love, path, fire, plants, finance
illustration of Portrait of jazz legend Eric Dolphy and his groundbreaking album Out to Lunch.

Keywords: saxophone, blue, note, clock, time, African American, genius, hip, contemporary, bop, experimental, avant garde, leader, style, man
illustration of Trump’s immigration policy in which
he clearly disregards the following,
illustration of Client: Scientific American 
Design Director: Michael Mrak.    
Researchers know genetic mutations can cause cancer.  But using that information to pick the right treatments for cancer patients isn’t so clear.

Keywords: DNA, doctors, confusion, unclear, mess, tangle, knot, uncertainty, contemporary, medical, lost, help, future, health
illustration of Concept for the classic novella by Robert Louis Stevenson that confronts the struggle of good versus evil that lives within us all.

Keywords: gothic, horror, monster, x-ray, split personality, London, scary, dark,
illustration of Self initiated piece concerning America's need to get over its addiction to assault rifles.

Keywords: shooting, NRA, contemporary, murder, gun control, op-ed, opinion


I work hard to find fresh perspective and create multi-layered, conceptual work that compliments the text and resonates with the audience long after they have turned the page, left the building and got on with the business of living. My work has been recognized by The AOI World Illustration Awards, the American Advertising Federation, the Independent Publisher Awards, Illustrati magazine, Pantone Gallery and CNBC's top beer labels. I was born and raised in Kentucky. I graduated from Cincinnati Academy of Design and worked as an Art Director/Creative Director in Cincinnati for many years. I now live in France with my wife and daughter.


Abstract, Cartoon, Conceptual, Design, Digital, Figurative, Fine Art, Graphic, Mixed Media, Realism, Stylized, Texture, Whimsical, Concept Art, Film/Entertainment


Humor, Action, Adventure, Animals, Book Covers, Celebrities, Character Development, Children's Books, Computers, Corporate, Editorial, Education, Fantasy, Futuristic, Health, Historical, Maps, Medical, Music, Mystery, Nature, People, Political, Portrait, Posters, Romance, Science, Scientific, Sci-Fi, Technology, Toys & Games, Travel, Wildlife, Americana, Agriculture, Food/Beverage, Lifestyle, Masculine, Spiritual, Ethnic, Edgy, Environmental, Financial, Grunge