Melinda Beck is an illustrator, animator, and graphic designer based in her hometown of New York City. She briefly left New York to attend the Rhode Island School of Design, where she graduated summa cum laude, in graphic design. Over her quarter century in the business she has had the pleasure of working for such clients as: Neiman Marcus, Nickelodeon, Nike, Real Simple magazine, Supreme, The New Yorker, The New York Times, Random House, Target, and Time Magazine. Melinda has received numerous awards including two Emmy nominations and a gold medal from the Society of Illustrators. A series of her prints was acquired by the Library of Congress for their permanent collection. Melinda served as the vice president of ICON9, the Illustration Conference, has taught at Parsons School of design, and been a visiting lecturer at a variety of institutions around the globe.

clients include

Chicco baby products
Chronicle Books
GQ
Hasbro
McDonald’s
McSweeney’s
Neiman Marcus
Nickelodeon
ProPublica
Oxford Health Insurance
Real Simple magazine
Random House
Sesame Workshop
Scholastic
Supreme
Target
The New Yorker
The New York Times
Time magazine

press

awards & annuals

3X3 Pro Show
American Illustration
Communication Arts
Emmy nomination
Print Magazine
The AIGA
The Art Directors Club
The Broadcast Design Awards
The Society of Illustrators
Society of Publication Designers

lectures

AIGA, Charlotte North Carolina
American Greetings
Art Center College of Design, Pasadena
California College of the arts
East Riding College, England
Fashion Institute of Technology
Grafill Oslo, Norway
Grand Valley State University, Michigan
Hallmark
ICON 6, Los Angeles
Maryland Institute College of Art
Montclair State University
Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design
Parsons School for Design
Pratt
Rhode Island School of Design
Society of Illustrators
Society of Publication Designers
Temple University, Tyler School of Art
The University of Missouri-Kansas City
The University of the Arts
Washington University, St. Louis