About Melinda Beck

Melinda Beck is an illustrator, animator, and graphic designer. Over her quarter century in the business she has had the pleasure of working for such clients as: Harvard business Review, Neiman Marcus, Nickelodeon, Nike, Real Simple magazine, The New Yorker, The New York Times, Random House, Target, and Time Magazine. She has received numerous awards including two Emmy nominations and medals from the Society of Illustrators. A series of her prints was acquired by the Library of Congress for their permanent collection. Political art has always been important to her, in 2018 she was included in thee political art exhibitions: Drawn to Purpose: American Women Illustrators and Cartoonists at the Library of congress, Art As Witness: Political Graphics at the School of Visual arts and Illustration: Women Making A Mark at the University of Indianapolis. 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. She is based in her hometown of New York City where she lives with her two teenage daughters. She briefly left New York to attend the Rhode Island School of Design, where she graduated summa cum laude, in graphic design.

clients include

Chicco baby products
Chronicle Books
Neiman Marcus
Oxford Health Insurance
Real Simple magazine
Random House
Sesame Workshop
The New Yorker
The New York Times
Time magazine


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
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