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About Me

Hi there!

My name is Meg, and I'm an artist. I was born in 1986 and raised in the middle of nowhere in Western New York. I have always been interested in graphics, media, and storytelling, and I'm lucky to have had many experiences with these things starting from when I was very young. My mom was a firm believer in the value of technology, so I have to credit her with getting me access to computers and related classes as an elementary school student — it almost certainly inspired my interest in communication which continues to this day.

I love doing too many different kinds of things to stick to just one kind of work, but I most enjoy web design, illustration, and making comics. When I was in high school, I wrote and published a novel for children. I have been producing my own comics and graphic novels for ten years, publishing both on the web and in print. If it involves creating something, it's probably something I like to do.

I am a graduate of the Visual Studies program at the University at Buffalo, with a concentration in Communication Design. Many people ask me what Communication Design is, and the way I like to explain it is that I studied a wide variety of design-related topics and problems as a student. As a result, I have an intimate understanding of all kinds of ways that people communicate visually — whether it's through logo or business identity creation, document and print design, video and photography, or interactive games and multimedia experiences.

I am presently based in Buffalo, New York (go Sabres!) with my husband, Scott, and the world's cutest cat who thinks he is a dog, Milo. Sometimes my hair is blue or green or red or just about any other color. I enjoy video games, photography, comics, cooking, and plenty of other nerd-ly things. I also run marathons sometimes and have a couple of medals.

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Experience

A bit more information about my education and experience.
Download a copy of my resumé: PDF

Skills

Software
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Flash
  • Dreamweaver
  • Quark XPress
Languages & Scripting
  • Flash Actionscript
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • jQuery and other Javascript libraries
Other Skills
  • Microsoft Office
  • Mac OS X & Windows Operating Systems
  • General Networking & Computer Support
  • WordPress, SDL Tridion & other web content management systems

Education

2009 BA Visual Studies/Communication Design, SUNY Buffalo

Published Work

Inclusion of artwork (poster on Net Neutrality) in Keeping the Republic: Power and Citizenship in American Politics, Fourth Edition, and Keeping the Republic: Power and Citizenship in American Politics, the Essentials by Christine Barbour CQ Press. Publication date December 18, 2008.

Tail of a Rainforest: Kiko and the Jungle Jewels, fantasy novel for children. Publication date May 2003.

Messenger issues 1 & 2, science fiction comic book and webcomic, 2009.

Follower issue 1, science fiction comic book and webcomic, 2014.

Work in Collections

  • Salt Lake City Public Library, Alternative Press Collection
  • University at Buffalo, The Poetry Collection
  • University at Buffalo, Print Media Collection
  • University of Wisconsin at Madison, Department of Special Collections
  • Michigan State University, Special Collection Division
  • Bowling Green University, Popular Culture Collection, William T. Jerome Library
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Portfolio

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Illustration

Comics

Web & Graphic Design

Contact Information

Want to talk? Here's where you can find me!

via e-mail: meg@megan-koss.net

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