Hi! My name is Megan Little. When I think back to what sparked my creative career path, I can’t help but remember being 4 years old sitting at the kitchen table with 100 different crayons spread across it. I have been interested in art for as long as I remember, but when I actually realized I could make it a career out of design was in high school. I distinctly remember the first day I used Adobe Illustrator and fell in love. When I started designing in the other Adobe programs, I knew it was something I could do for the rest of my life. I credit my high school graphic design teacher for encouraging me to pursue a career in design and giving me the confidence to do so.
I am originally from the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area. There I grew up with my parents, 2 younger siblings, and always at least one family dog. I decided to attend college about an hour away from home at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. There I played collegiate softball and majored in Studio Art with a focus in Graphic Design, and minored in Marketing. While at IUP, I started working on campus as a graphic designer for the Office of International Education. Working there led me to study abroad for a semester at the University of Zagreb, Academy of Art in Zagreb, Croatia. I traveled across Eastern Europe, everywhere from Budapest, Hungary to Vienna, Austria. I was able to expand my knowledge of art, design, and history, as well as make life-long friends across the world.
Throughout college, I also had two other design internships. One at a local print shop and another at a new RV dealership in my hometown. At the print shop, I realized my love for web-based projects and just how hard it is to work a printing machine. At the RV dealership, I created their brand identity by modernizing their logo and kickstarting their online presence. It was both experiences that led me to dream of working at a creative agency with a whole team of creatives.
Before my graduation in December of 2019, I landed my first job as a Graphic Designer at a marketing company called The Church Online LLC. After graduation, I started at their office in Pittsburgh. There I was able to work on a team of other creatives, including six other graphic designers, web developers, videographers, copyrighters, social media managers, and project managers. I did everything from design social media graphics and logos, to websites and apps. I learned so much from my team members, and especially my manager, who mentored me every step of the way.
After deciding I needed a change, I packed my bags and my dog, Frankie, and moved to Sarasota, Florida. Sarasota is extremely diverse and art-oriented, which is one of the reasons I was drawn to it.
When I moved to Florida I started working at Beall’s Corporate Office in Bradenton, FL as an in-house graphic designer. I worked specifically designing email marketing campaigns and other various projects for Beall’s and Beall’s Outlet. After learning a ton about email marketing and the retail industry, I decided the job wasn’t a great fit for me. From there, I landed a role as the lead graphic designer at a marketing agency in Sarasota called DigiSphere Marketing. I have now been working at DigiSphere for over a year and a half. My job mostly consists of designing website interfaces, and creating logos and branding for new or existing businesses. Though I will do anything they throw my way, such as social media graphics, banners, print design, and other projects.
Though I love Sarasota, I have decided to relocate back to Pittsburgh after almost two years of living in Florida. I can't wait to be surrounded by my support system again and experience city life.
When I’m not working you can find me hanging out with friends at local restaurants and bars, taking my pup Frankie on walks, coaching softball, working out at the gym, binge-watching my favorite shows, shopping, or going to the beach(for now) with a book in hand.
Though I work full-time I am always looking for freelance opportunities and other ways to grow my portfolio. If you are interested in working with me, feel free to email me or text me anytime. I can’t wait to work together!