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AIGA Connecticut: An Evening with Melinda Beck
November 14, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm$10 – $40
You’ve seen her work in The New York Times and The New Yorker; for Target, Nike, and Nickelodeon; and front and center for some of our country’s most pressing political and social discussions. Now, you can hear her story. Melinda Beck joins us to discuss her thirty-year-long career working as a graphic artist. Her journey has been an unusual and winding one: from corporate design to hard hitting political illustration, children’s animation and art for bands from the local New York music scene, all while raising two children.
Wednesday, November 14
6:00PM – 8:30PM
University of Bridgeport
Shintaro Akatsu School of Design
Arnold Bernhard Arts & Humanities Center
84 Iranistan Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604
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. To learn more about Melinda’s work, visit her website.