Steve Meek grew up on a farm in Kansas and nearby, at The University of Kansas in Lawrence, he completed his BFA in Visual Communication. Then, he moved to Chicago, Illinois, as he was anxious to experience the big city and all the excitement and opportunity that go along with it.
He practiced Graphic Design in Chicago for 18 years, 15 of which he freelanced, working for himself. He branched out into illustration, specializing in editorial magazine illustration and got his work published in many major magazines and newspapers such as: Men’s Health, Psychology Today, Mademoiselle, Modern Bride, Ladies Home Journal, the Boston Globe, the Village Voice and The Wall Street Journal.
He earned an MFA in Illustration from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco last year and is working toward a 2nd MFA in Web Design & New Media. He taught full time for ten years, most recently at UC Blue Ash and is now freelancing and teaching part time at the Art Academy of Cincinnati.
About the Cover:
This is a partially recycled collage designed for a fundraiser for Mobo. I shot a series of photographs of interesting imagery and architecture unique to Northside and then processed them into high contrast impressions, combining the photos with hand drawn and vector based illustrations..