Midori Yajima and Cecilia De Sanctis are illustrators and early career researchers in the natural sciences. Midori is a visiting researcher at Trinity College Dublin and specializes in ecology and plant ecology, using traditional and mixed media for SciArt and personal projects (see her portfolio at https://midoriscrafts.artstation.com/). Cecilia specializes in biodiversity conservation and monitoring. She is a professional illustrator, and her work has been featured in NGOs, international organizations such as IUCN, and science communication projects (see a selection of her works at https://tiliart.wordpress.com/). They both identify as data workers involved in the early stages of data work, from the gathering in the field to the data management and first analysis.