Melinda Beck: Illustration Institute 2023
On July 12, Illustration Institute 2023 Faison Resident Melinda Beck shared lessons learned throughout her 30+-year career in illustration before hosting a workshop. The event was held at the Trefethen Evergreen Improvement Association (TEIA) on Peaks Island in Maine.
Melinda Beck is and illustrator, animator, and graphic designer who has worked with 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.
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 Avenue. She is wrote and illustrated the children’s book entitled We Are Shapes.