Meryl is an independent designer and
researcher based in Berlin, Germany.
Her work is dedicated to the creation of
contemporary and idea-driven brands.
Meryl is currently working at her independent design practice in Berlin. She is committed to learning German and exposing herself to the world and it's many cultures to bring a unique perspective to the work she produces with her clients.
Design is not merely a logo, it is an organic system. A logo or brand name is just one cell within a massive organism. The same goes for us as humans. One part does not make up the whole of us, it is all parts combined that creates the essence of our identities.
Meryl started working puzzles when she was 3 years old. By age 5 her family was calling her the Master Puzzle Builder. The persistence and passion to solve visual problems is still ingrained in Meryl today. As a teenager, she designed her first letterpress business card to promote herself to clients she sought out. The metamorphosis caused by moving to New York to study at Parsons School of Design caused then Christine to change her name to Meryl. She believed she could treat her life as a rebrand and has since stuck with this philosophy.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
Featured designer on Semplice Labs: The Best Websites and Portfolios of 2016
Ladies Wine and Design featured designer and interview on creativity, business, and life in Berlin, Germany
Parsons School of Design alumni feature and interview for the Arts, Media, and Technology Blog.
Featured in Pentagram Partner, DJ Stout's book Variations on a Rectangle: Thirty Years of Graphic Design from Texas Monthly to Pentagram
Graphis Design Annual 2016 Silver Medalist for the competition which presents a selection of less than 300 winners from top designers in the industry. This Swiss publication has been publishing award-winning work since 1944 and continues to be one of the most reputable in the industry.
Pecha Kucha Night Austin Advisory and Curratorial Board Member 2012–2016
Communication Arts 2013 Award of Excellence with Art Director DJ Stout at Pentagram Design. The annual design competition, which selected 166 winners from more than 4,000 entries this year, publishes projects that jurors deem to be the best in visual communications from around the world.
MisterMatchbook.com was selected for the TakeFive Column by the reputable Grafik Magazine out of London, England. They carefully select designers, artists, curators, and writers to discuss various topics of work and expand on the importance of 5 designs. In this case 5 matchbook covers from the website Meryl created.
Special thanks to photographers, Timmy Trabon and Nick Vedros for the many hours put into documenting this portfolio. And a standing salute to the digital jedi Michael McCorkle for his post production work. I am forever grateful for all of our collaborations.
Meryl is available for new opportunities, collaborations, and design talks worldwide. Please feel free to email email@example.com if interested.