© Pratt Institute / Kurt Woerpal

© Pratt Institute / Kurt Woerpal

Contact

Megan Montague Cash
18 Havemeyer Street, Studio #1
Brooklyn, NY 11211
meganmontaguecash@gmail.com
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Book agent:
Brenda Bowen, Sanford J. Greenburger Associates


Biography

Megan Montague Cash has devoted her career to designing and illustrating for children. Her work spans the worlds of print (books and magazines), products (toys and games), exhibit design (museums and stores) and entertainment (on-air and online.) She has created numerous books including Bow-Wow Bugs a Bug, which won a Gold Medal in the Society of Illustrators Original Art Show, as well as other honors. Her 2003 picture book, What Makes the Seasons?, is a perennial staple of elementary school curriculums and was the basis of an exhibit at the Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum. Ms. Cash is a former contributing editor to Nick Jr. Magazine and currently teaches at Pratt Institute. She can periodically be found lecturing at other venues on a variety of subjects including the history of crayon packaging and growing up on a commune. She resides with cartoonist Mark Newgarden in an ex-funeral parlor in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.


Selected Client List

 

Publishing
Abrams
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Roaring Brook Press /
        Neal Porter Books
Scholastic / Cartwheel
Simon & Schuster
Viking Children's Books

Museums
Brooklyn Children's Museum
Children’s Museum of East End
Children’s Museum of Long
        Island
Children’s Museum of
        Manhattan
Connecticut Science Center
Discovery Gateway
Kohl Children’s Museum
South Street Seaport Museum

Entertainment / Media
Big Apple Circus
Elektra Entertainment
New York Kids, WNYC
Nick at Night
They Might Be Giants
Reuters
The Walt Disney Company

Toys + Products
Barnes & Noble
eeBoo Toys
Graphique de France
Museum of Modern Art

Magazines
Family Fun
Family Life
Nick Jr.
Nickelodeon
Owl
Parenting
Parents
Time for Kids

Misc
American Express
Capital One
The City of New York
Edelman
L’Oreal
Pfizer
Silicon Graphics


Teaching

Megan Montague Cash teaches “Kid’s Stuff,” a college-level course for illustration and graphic design students at Pratt Institute, which focuses on creating original content for children.
 


School Visits

Megan Montague Cash is available for elementary schools visits. Her presentations emphasize interactive storytelling and creativity. Write to meganmontaguecash@gmail.com for information or to schedule a visit.


Honors + Awards

Books
2014  Junior Library Guild Premier Selection
2008  Buckeye Award: Best Book for Grades K-2
2007  Society of Illustrators Original Art Show, Gold Medal
2007  Amazon.com: Top 10 Picture Books of Year
2007  Junior Library Guild Premier Selection
2004–6  Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Selection

Installations (Children’s Museums)
2007  Society For Environmental Graphics Design (SEGD) Merit Award

Toys
1999  Oppenheim Best Toy Award Gold Seal
1999  Oppenheim Best Toy Award Gold Seal
1998  Oppenheim Best Toy Award Gold Seal
1998  Oppenheim Best Toy Award Gold Seal

Graphic Design
2006  Dixon Place honoree
1990  Creativity Magazine Certificate of Distinction
1985  Champion International Paper Corporation Scholarship

• See CV for details


Installations + Exhibitions

Installations
2009  “River of Life,” Connecticut Science Center, Hartford, CT
2007  “For All Seasons,” Exhibit based What Makes the Seasons?, Discovery Gateway, Salt Lake City, UT
2005  “Communication Station,” Children’s Museum of Long Island, Garden City, NY
2003  Permanent exhibits, Children’s Museum of East End, Bridgehampton, NY
2003  “Music Makers,” Kohl Children’s Museum, Chicago, IL
2001  “Global Shoes,” Brooklyn Children’s Museum, Brooklyn, NY
1999  “Wild About Plants,” Brooklyn Children’s Museum, Brooklyn, NY
1998 Window design, South St. Seaport Museum Children’s Center, NY, NY

Exhibitions
2013 
“Communications Design,” Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
2012  “Graphic Novel Realism,” Northern Illinois University Art Museum, DeKalb, IL
2010–11  “Drawn in Brooklyn,” Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn, NY
2009  “Bow-Wow,” Picasso Museum, Lucerne, Switzerland (Fumetto Festival)
2009  “River of Life,” Connecticut Science Center, Hartford, CT
2009  “The Original Art,” Society of Illustrators, NY, NY
2008  “The Original Art,” Society of Illustrators, NY, NY
2007  “The Original Art,” Society of Illustrators, NY, NY
1993  “Seven Rooms – Seven Artists, The Four Walls Model,” PS1, LIC, NY
1991  “Speaking With Images – An Invitational Show of Pratt Alumni,” Brooklyn, NY