Melinda Beck is and illustrator, animator, and graphic designer who has had the pleasure of working for such clients as: 2K Games, Harper’s Magazine, The New York Public Library, Nickelodeon, Nike, The New Yorker, The New York Times, Random House, Southern Poverty Law Center, Target, Time Magazine and the U.S. Postal Service.
Her artwork has received numerous awards including two Emmy nominations and medals from the Society of Illustrators. A series of her political illustration has been acquired by the Library of Congress for their permanent collection. She teaches at the School of Visual Arts, has taught at Parsons School of design, and has been a visiting lecturer at a variety of institutions around the globe. She attended the Rhode Island School of Design and is based in New York City where she lives with her two teenage daughters.
Recent projects include a series of stamps for the U.S. postal service commemorating the 50th anniversary of the passage of TITLE IX, an eighty foot mural for Mural Arts Philadelphia, a series of murals for the teen center of the newly renovated Mid-Manhattan New York Public Library on 42nd and 5th ave, and she has written and illustrated a children’s book entitled We Are Shapes, which will be out in April 2022.

clients include

Athena Health
2K Games
Chicco baby products
Chronicle Books
Harpers Magazine
Partnership to End Addiction
Random House
Sesame Workshop
Southern Poverty Law Center
The New York Public Library
The New Yorker
The New York Times
Time magazine
The United States Postal Service


awards & annuals

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


Adobe Max Conference
AIGA, Charlotte North Carolina
American Greetings
Art and Design High School
Art Center College of Design, Pasadena
Brooklyn Technical High School
California College of the arts
Columbia University, Business School
East Riding College, England
Fashion Institute of Technology
Grafill Oslo, Norway
Grand Valley State University, Michigan
ICON 6 and ICON9
Maryland Institute College of Art
Montclair State University
Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design
Parsons School for Design
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