Megan Hess was destined to draw. An initial career in graphic design transcended into art direction for some of the world’s leading advertising agencies and Art Direction for Liberty Department store in London. In 2006, Megan illustrated the New York Times number one selling book, ‘Sex and The City’. When Megan started illustrating portraits for TIME magazine, they described her work as: “Love at first sight. Megan has a unique way of capturing a likeness while also conveying a sense of the person through her line work. And her execution is perfect.”
After the release of Candace Bushnell’s book, Megan was catapulted onto the world stage and began illustrating portraits for the New York Times, Italian Vogue and Vanity Fair Magazine.
Megan’s skills have been deployed by Bergdorf Goodman, New York , to create a signature look for the prestigious department store. Her work has also been commissioned by Harrods of London to create a bespoke bag collection for the iconic British department store. A series of portraits were also created for America’s First Lady, Michelle Obama. She has also illustrated portraits for Gwyneth Paltrow, Cate Blanchett and Nicole Kidman.
Megan’s iconic style has also been used in a global campaigns for Fendi, Prada, Cartier, Dior and Salvator Ferragamo. Megan has illustrated live for bespoke Fashion shows around the world including Fendi at Milan Fashion Week, Viktor & Rolf and Christian Dior Couture and Chopard at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.
She has written and illustrated 16 best-selling books, including Fashion House, The Dress and Coco Chanel, New York, Paris, Claris: The Chicest Mouse in Paris and Iconic. Megan is the Global ‘Artist In Residence’ for the prestigious Oetker Hotel Collection – she travels and sketches at the iconic Masterpiece Hotels all over the world.
Today, Megan is one of the worlds most sought after fashion illustrators, with a client list that includes Dior, Vanity Fair, Givenchy, Tiffany & Co., Wedgwood, Chopard, Vogue, Louis Vuitton, Montblanc, Harpers Bazaar, Fendi, Prada and Cartier.
Megan illustrates all her work with a custom bespoke Montblanc pen that she affectionally calls ‘Monty’.