Megan Cary - Designer & Design Educator

About

Megan has more than ten years experience as a professional designer. During her career she has served in senior-level corporate design positions, as a design consultant for nationally recognized brands and currently consults and produces work for clients in her self-branded studio, Megan Cary Design & Illustration. 


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Watch as Julianne Patterson, a senior design student at the University of Mobile, shares why she changed her major to graphic design, her creative process, and her experience learning with Professor Cary.

 

Megan is a designer and design educator with a wealth of practical and pedagogical experience. 

As program lead and Associate Professor of Art (Graphic Design) at the University of Mobile, Megan grew the Graphic Design track from minor to full concentration in one year. During her fourth year she developed a full BFA degree in Graphic Design that was approved and launched in Fall 2018. Responsibilities include curriculum design and program development and she has increased enrollment in her focus area exponentially. She has taught more than 17 different courses, multiple times, in the past five years ranging from introductory level design courses to senior portfolio and thesis capstone classes and everything in-between. 

In addition to her role as educator, Megan continues to practice professional design. She has more than ten years experience as a professional designer. During her career she has served in senior-level corporate design positions, as a creative and marketing consultant for nationally recognized brands and currently consults and produces work for large and small clients around the world in her self-branded studio. Megan has been the recipient of many awards, most recently winning two American Graphic Design Awards from Graphic Design USA in December 2018.

Megan is also a founding member and President of AIGA Mobile, the local chapter of the professional organization of design; and served on the board of Negative Capability Press, a non-profit press where she held the title of Associate Publisher and Creative Director. She has helped design and publish more than 40 books. Last year she was selected to serve on the national grant-funded AIGA EMERGE 2.0 taskforce as co-leader of the design team which was charged with designing and developing emerge.aiga.org, a website that is a resource for AIGA’s membership of 26,000 design professionals.

Megan holds a BFA in Graphic Design from the University of South Alabama (2009) and an MFA in Graphic Design from Savannah College of Art & Design (2013) where she also completed extensive coursework in the field of Interactive Design and Game Development.