Megan Mead / Art Director & Designer
Born in Webster, Texas, center of NASA Mission Control, Megan didn’t always know she wanted to be a designer. It wasn’t until her junior year in college that she realized the childhood game she called “Art Office” – where she took orders for artwork in order to create crayon masterpieces – was actually right on the nose when it came to her career, swapping crayons for a sketchbook and computer.
Megan graduated from the University of North Texas with a degree in Communication Design and a double minor in Theatre and Marketing. She took a month-long, 5700-mile road trip west after that, calling it one of the most exciting experiences in her life so far, before settling in to her new job at Integer Group in Dallas, gaining the opportunity to work with clients such as AT&T, Gallo Winery, 7-11 and FedEx.
Megan’s work consists of print collateral, web and mobile site design, illustration, logos, and promotional retail design for nationally recognized companies. She loves to read, play guitar and sew – when she’s not hanging out with her awesome cat Leo.
Favorite travel destination:
Anywhere with delicious food, good scenery and air conditioning. A river, lake or other large body of water thrown in there somewhere is a big plus. I am part mermaid.
Place you’d like to travel next:
I’m going to go with Greece, but I pity the fool who goes with me. It’ll be nothing but museums and palatial ruins. I really enjoy Art History and Greek Mythology so it’s kind of the perfect mix for me.
Something that’s always in your suitcase:
Sketchbook, harmonica and snacks. (I mean, other than the obvious necessities like underwear and my phone charger.)
Bedraggled. It’s real. Look it up.
What gets your creativity pumping?
Brainstorming with others. I’m all for individual genius, but if I had to rely solely on what was in my head, I wouldn’t last long.
If you weren’t working in advertising, what would you be doing?
Oh gosh. There are several possibilities here, and they are in no particular order: acting, playing in a band, or hairstyling.
Would you rather be able to fly or turn invisible?
I say, why choose? I mean, if I’m living in this fantasy world where either are possible, then I say the laws of physics in said world should not be able to constrain me from doing both. So yeah. Both.
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