Creative Playdate Episode 18: Interview with Melinda Beck

I am super happy I had the chance to interview Melinda Beck for the show. She’s an incredible illustrator and graphic designer who showcases a wide range of styles. And you can certainly see the graphic design influence in her illustration. We talk about what it’s like to be a freelance illustrator while raising two teenage girls and what childhood in New York City is like.

Melinda has some good advice about time management and living simply in order to make time for her kids, her work and herself. Advice we can probably all use. She will be dispensing lots of advice in her workshop at ICON10 so be sure to check and see if there are any spots open.

If you’ll be at ICON10 please say hello! I’m thrilled to be going back for the second time and excited to explore Detroit.

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Creative Playdate’s theme music was created by Thomas James and Jason Ritz.






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Michelle Kondrich is a commercial artist and animator specializing in editorial illustration. She is also skilled at creating animated GIFs, storyboards, and whiteboard animation/video scribes. Her work gives a narrative feel to even the most conceptual ideas and she is passionate about solving problems in often surprising ways. Michelle is the creator and host of Creative Playdate, a podcast for people pursuing creative careers while raising children. You can find her portfolio and the podcast at

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