Wearing Two Hats: Melinda Beck

Wearing Two Hats: Melinda Beck
On February 24, SPD and the Society of Illustrators are sponsoring the event Wearing Two Hats: the Double Threat, featuring Illustrators Who Design and Designers Who Illustrate. Moderated by Len Small, art director of Nautilus, the event will feature the multiple talents of Stephen DoyleMatt DorfmanMartin GeeMelinda BeckCarlos Zamora, and Deanna Donegan. This week we'll be highlighting the panelists' work on the SPD site, along with links to see more of their rich and diverse projects.

Melinda sent us this bio as well as recent favorite works she designed and illustrated: "Melinda Beck is an Emmy nominated illustrator, animator and graphic designer based in Brooklyn, New York. She graduated summa cum laude in from the Rhode Island School of Design. Her clients include GQ, Nickelodeon, Martha Stewart Living, MTV, Nike, Neiman Marcus, The New York Times, Random House, Simon & Schuster, Target, and Time.
 She received a gold medal for the Society of Illustrators and awards from and publication in annuals including American Illustration, The Art Directors Club, Society of Publication Designers, Communication Arts, Print Magazine, The Society of Illustrators, The Broadcast Design Awards and The AIGA. In addition her work has been exhibited in various shows. Recently a series of her prints was acquired by the Library of Congress for their permanent collection.
 Melinda is currently the vice president of ICON, the Illustration Conference."

1. Illustration: The Frog Prince for The New Yorker, AD: Jordan Awan

2. Design: Stills from animated TV spots for Nickelodeon, Nick Jr. and The Home Shopping Network.
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