Megan Bullock, Rhode Island School of Design graduate and obsessive typographer, co-founded MESH Design and Development to connect people through design.
She designs communication systems for MESH in both digital and physical formats and loves working with people. Megan has worked in design across the globe, and currently splits her time between Charleston, WV and Brooklyn, NY, hoping to connect design worlds and foster collaboration between the two places.
Megan oversees all brand identity design and visual systems for client campaigns and communication strategies. In each project, she looks for the hidden gems of a story and gives that story a visual language of it's own. Megan loves to collaborate with people outside her field and works through participatory design processes to unveil fundamental ideals and common messaging.
Digitally, she oversees the design of all web platforms. In analog design, Megan is very involved in the public arts movement, focusing MESH's public engagement work on participatory design. She installed the West Side self-initiated installation, “Love Letter to the West Side”, was chosen for City of Charleston's Pier to Peer project, worked on the Art's Council of Kanawha Valley's FestivALL pop-up, “InstaGallery” through the “What is Art?” campaign, and collaborated with Charleston Area Alliance's Vision2030 and the kids of Charleston Montessori to create handpainted public messaging murals.
Megan has worked internationally in both Edinburgh, Scotland and various parts of India and has installed public art works in Argentina and India. She participated in the 2012 Global Studio project in Bhopal, to collaborate with international and local participants through participatory design processes working to develop communities through design. Megan's work has been recognized by the AIGA Pittsburgh and she is a member of AIGA NY. She is involved with the West Side Farmer's Market, VisionShared's entrepreneurship committee, and serves as an anchor on the DigiSo Project.
Megan loves the pairing of old and new, aged barn wood, vintage florals, the color of beets, the smell of Indian markets, and trying new things.
Web Development Director
Josh Dodd co-founded MESH to bring his knowledge of web technologies back to his hometown. He is a graduate of West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and an avid WVU fan. His belief both in clean coding and usability enhances every aspect of the web user experiences created by MESH.
Josh is an early adopter. He loves Smashing Magazine, college football and renovating spaces, like the MESH office. Josh currently works out of the MESH loft space, managing MESH in Charleston.
Josh's extensive experience developing in-house for higher learning institutions carries through to all large-scale web system work at MESH. He is pursuing his Master’s degree in Human-Computer Interaction from DePaul University and uses this approach to create user-friendly online experiences in every project he engages in. Josh functions as the lead developer at MESH, manages all internal arteries of MESH and working with designers to increase interface usability and maximize user efficiency.
In addition to technology, Josh has a passion for craftsmanship and spent the last two years restoring the loft space of an old, 1920's West Side building (current home of MESH's studio) and his living loft. He believes the revitalization of old architectural relics are the foundation of revitalizing a community and was recognized by the Preservation Alliance of West Virginia with a 2011 honorable mention for rehabilitation of a historic space in a redeveloping community.
MESH is a communication design studio helping people communicate good ideas through design.
We work to simplify complex messaging through clean, thoughtful visual identity systems. We specialize in web and print media, brand identity, art direction, photography, and community-based public art. In each, we value high quality craftsmanship, smart solutions, and clear communication to target audiences.
We strive to work with people who want to improve the way we live. We love to tell your stories and give you a platform for action. We work to redefine cultural narratives with new, more relative messaging of positive change, idealogical motivation, and progress.
We collaborate with great people to make good projects better.
Laura Grasso is MESH's editorial content strategy partner. Complementing Megan's design and Josh's development work, she helps MESH clients figure out how to "talk" to their audiences with fresh, useful content. Laura creates and executes custom content strategy guides designed to help organizations achieve specific goals.
Client work includes building a guide for the New York City Economic Development Corporation, ghostwriting the Forbes.com Entrepreneurs blog for NYC coworking space Green Spaces, and naming and creating foundational content strategy for startup Mentii, the mentoring network.
Seth balances a passion for art with a perceptive eye for design.
He earned his BFA in Graphic Design from the Rhode Island School of Design and has been working out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania ever since. Clark has been presented with two Design Excellence Awards from the American Institute of Graphic Arts, Pittsburgh and has worked with many local arts organizations including the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, the Three Rivers Arts Festival and FeGallery. Seth's artwork has been displayed in various galleries throughout the country as well as here in Pittsburgh including a solo exhibition, Ruination, at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts in February of 2011. Most recently he was published in New American Paintings Issue #98, and named a 2012 Flight School Fellow. Seth collaborates on identity design, print, and web projects with MESH, serving up new ideas and perspectives in each piece of work.
Cullen is a jill of all trades.
Whenever possible, MESH works with Cullen to pair quantitative, strategic business planning with our communication design work. Cullen graduated from the Ohio State University with a bachelor's degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering. Upon graduation, she traversed New York to write strategic curriculum development with Teach for America in Brooklyn and serve as a consultant to the New York City Mayor's Office for Long-term Planning and Sustainability to help map the NYC food system. While in NY, she earned a Master's in Public Administration with a focus in environmental science and policy from Columbia University.
Her MPA took her to Bayer Corporation located in Pittsburgh, PA to serve as a Sustainability Strategist. Currently, she works with Charleston Area Alliance as the the main strategist driving Vision 2030, the Kanawha Valley's 20 year economic development strategy. Although relatively new to the area, her diverse background in residences and job appointments have emphasized Charleston's prime position to capitalize on opportunity.
When not 3BL thinking, spin-instructing and marathoning are Cullen's two favorite pastimes (she's been known to hop into the New York City Marathon, among others!). Her big secret: she was formerly a champion pig shower.
Kate loves anything hand drawn.
After receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design, she moved to Brooklyn to make a living doing what she loves, painting people and places. Her work has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators, CMYK Magazine, and 3x3. When not drawing or painting, she likes to watch ferryboats pass by her studio window. She utilizes her skills as an illustrator, production artist, and designer to help MESH in projects across the board. She believes in shopping local and supporting small businesses.
Kate enjoys vintage postcards, old cameras, Kodachrome film, jars of all shapes and sizes, and Magic Eyes. A natural green thumb, she once grew a 14 foot tall tomato plant in her living room but had to cut it down for fear of being eaten by it.