Hello! I’m Melinda Keough.
An art director and illustrator
based in Los Angeles.

After many years working in advertising crafting stories for brands big and small, most notably Apple and Facebook, I have turned my focus to my first love, illustration. 

My specialty is creating images with expressive line weights, graphic shapes and revealing negative spaces. I use these tools to create relatable stories and expressive portraits.

If you'd like to discuss a project or a collaboration please write me
I’d love to hear from you!

My latest work (and works in progress) can be found on Instagram


Studio Melinda Keough
November 2018 - present

Freelance Creative Director
Media Arts Lab, Facebook,
Nomad Editorial, RPA, Apple
April 2013 - present

Associate Creative Director
Media Arts Lab, LA
November 2010 - March 2013

Associate Creative Director
November 2007  - October 2010


University of Michigan, School of Art
BFA, Graphic Design

Adhouse NY
Many evening courses in advertising 
2001 - 2002


American Illustration 39, 2020

Cannes Grand Prix - Press, 2013
iPad Mini back covers


The Washington Post

© Melinda Keough  2020