An award-winning designer working on page and screen.
I'm Megan King, a designer and brand consultant in Chicago. For the past 14 years, I've been lucky to do meaningful work for large brands, start ups and small businesses. My formal training is in communications and graphic design from Illinois State University, and I completed my postgraduate work at the Chicago Portfolio School. I am currently specializing in art direction and brand strategy at Arc Worldwide within Leo Burnett Group.
My younger self strived to be exceptional at one thing, and I was constantly searching for my place in the design world. These days I dabble in illustration, create mini animations, brush up on photography and digital best-practices. I'm never going to perfect each craft, but I've learned that empathy for multiple mediums makes me a better artist. I'm still interested in painting and sculpture and will jump at the opportunity to get my hands dirty. When I am not at my computer, you might find me jogging along the lake front. I occasionally teach campaign or branding classes at the Chicago Portfolio School, and my paintings have helped raise over 8.9 million dollars for the Chicago Police Memorial foundation.
You will find me at the next Creative Mornings talk, but if you would rather grab a coffee just drop me a line. I'm a lover of volleyball, blueberries and craft brews — and I enjoy talking to strangers.
I lurk among the shadows in hopes to capture the beautiful light shows and reflections that come alive after dark. I also have a thing for typography and on occasion, you might catch a glimpse of my niece here too. She loves the camera!
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Some of the fine folks that I've worked with:
Systane, Alcon, Kraft, Campbells, Coca-Cola, Jim Beam, Pucker Vodka, Reynolds, Volvo, Hefty, Alpolic, Schawk!, Pearle Vision, Dentsply, McDonalds, Smoothie Factory, Dish, Hornitos, Appleton, Topel Foreman, Tropikava, Citi, Sauza, Portescap, Focal Point, Accenture, PediaSure, Runzheimer,
Leo Burnett Group, HAVAS, Abelson Taylor, Blue Daring, Merkle, Symmetri Marketing, Killswitch Collective