Melinda Keough is an art director
and illustrator based in Los Angeles.

Hello! Thank you for visiting. I am a CD/Art Director based in Los Angeles. A New Yorker, by way of New Jersey, I never thought I’d love Southern California this much. Avocados! Sunshine And the ability to credibly wear boots in 60º weather.

Over my 16 years in advertising I’ve had the great pleasure to work on brands large and small notably Apple and Pepsi. My work has been recognized by all the major award shows including a Cannes Press Grand Prix. My specialty is creating simple, clear ideas that invite a conversation between brand and consumer.

Currently I am freelance and split my time between advertising and illustration projects. If you'd like to discuss a project or a collaboration please write me.
I’d love to hear from you!

Work Experience

Studio Melinda Keough
November 2018 - present

Freelance Creative Director
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

Cannes Grand Prix - Press, 2013
iPad Mini back covers


The Washington Post

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