Megan E. Berkheiser

Megan E. Berkheiser

Megan E. Berkheiser

  • B.F.A., illustration, The University of the Arts, 1995
  • M.F.A., illustration, School of Visual Arts, 1997
First year at SCAD:
2009

Megan was fortunate to study with several of the best image-makers working in the field of illustration to date. The vast knowledge and insight she gained from illustrators such as Marshall Arisman, Paul Davis, Hannock Piven, Amy Guip, Carol Fabricatore, Steven Heller, Brad Holland, Thomas Woodruff, Steven Guarnacci and Al Gury is what Megan hopes to pass on to her students, who will be tomorrow's illustrators, designers and art directors where clear, engaging image-making is a necessity. Strong illustrations resulting from a marriage of concept and technique compel Megan to share her real world experience living and working in New York City with her students.

Credentials

Designed and fabricated a permanent relief sculpture based on an American baseball theme, Yogi Berra Museum; designed and fabricated a 5-by-12-foot hummingbird mobile as part of an award winning exhibit for the Annual Philadelphia Flower Show in 2000 for the Zoological Society of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Awards, recognition and honors

3X3 magazine, The Society of Illustrators 45 and 47 Annual, American Illustration, Three Dimensional Awards Show

Organizations

The Graphic Artist Guild, College Art Association, AIGA, The Illustrator's Partnership of America

Publications and presentations

AARP magazine, The Chicago Tribune, The New York Times Book Review, Financial Executive Institutes magazine, HOW magazine, The Washington Post, TIME magazine, Reader's Digest, Philadelphia magazine, Penguin Books, Southwest Airlines

Previous Positions

Adjunct professor, University of the Arts; adjunct professor, Montclair State University; head instructor, After School Art Program

On the Web

Courses Taught

  • ILLU 200 Drawing and Design for Illustrators
  • ILLU 229 Survey of Illustration
  • ILLU 313 Collage for Illustration
  • ILLU 774 Professional Practices in Illustration