Melinda Beck is an illustrator, animator, and graphic designer. Over her quarter century in the business she has had the pleasure of working for such clients as: Harvard business Review, Neiman Marcus, Nickelodeon, Nike, Real Simple magazine, The New Yorker, The New York Times, Random House, Target, and Time Magazine. She has received numerous awards including two Emmy nominations and medals from the Society of Illustrators. A series of her prints was acquired by the Library of Congress for their permanent collection. Political art has always been important to her, in 2018 she was included in thee political art exhibitions: Drawn to Purpose: American Women Illustrators and Cartoonists at the Library of congress, Art As Witness: Political Graphics at the School of Visual arts and Illustration: Women Making A Mark at the University of Indianapolis. 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. She is based in her hometown of New York City where she lives with her two teenage daughters. She briefly left New York to attend the Rhode Island School of Design.