Meggan Kehrli   |  Owner, creative director

I didn't know I was destined to become a designer. Or maybe I did...
I was a creative, imaginative child — a trait my parents and teachers encouraged. My earliest works were volumes of hand-made books filled with drawings of imaginary creatures and architectural floor plans. However, growing up in a household of analytical thinkers I also developed a love of lists and organization. Together, these two factors — intense creativity and a desire for order — lead me to choose graphic design as my career focus. I received my BA in graphic design from the University of Illinois then went on to work at one of Chicago’s most innovative design agencies: Laughing Dog Creative. This foundation helped me to become a detail-oriented designer-illustrator with a keen sense of hierarchy.  Now, with my own studio, I am using these skills to help tell stories that are unique, interesting and exact. What's your story? How can I help you tell it?

I enjoy helping others make an impact.
I'm passionate about using my skills to become part of the solution. Being an avid traveler and nature-lover, I enjoy working with companies that promote positive change. Sustainable business and green practices are important to me, and I seek to work with clients who embrace the same principles.

When I’m not working with clients, you can find me sewing hand-bound books, making linoleum block prints, running, biking, or setting off with my sketchbook on a comical misadventure.

Random Inspiration, Influences, and Interests The Dieline, space weather, Buckminster Fuller, strange creatures, Le Corbusier, US Air Guitar, Max Ernst, Burning Man, Maurice Binder, Pigma Micron pens, 1960s Rocksteady. Bonus Super Fun Fact! “Kehrli” is pronounced CARE-Lee.


Random Inspiration, Influences, and Interests
The Dieline, space weather, Buckminster Fuller, strange creatures, Le Corbusier, US Air Guitar, Max Ernst, Burning Man, Maurice Binder, Pigma Micron pens, 1960s Rocksteady.

Bonus Super Fun Fact!
“Kehrli” is pronounced CARE-Lee.

Certified WBE
Meggan Kehrli is certified as a women’s business enterprise through the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the nation’s largest third party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the US.  

I recognize the commitment to supplier diversity that is embraced by corporations and government agencies today, and I can add diversity to your supply chain.

Meggan Kehrli Design + Illustration is also certified with the State of Illinois Business Enterprise Program (BEP) through the Illinois Department of Central Management .