Maine College of Art (MECA) Appoints Mary Anne Lloyd Chair and Assistant Professor of Illustration
Lloyd has deep roots in Portland, Maine and has served national clients such as Nickelodeon, Hasbro Toys and the Got Milk campaign
After a nationwide search, Maine College of Art (MECA) has appointed nationally acclaimed illustrator and long-time illustration educator Mary Anne Lloyd ’83 as Chair and Assistant Professor of Illustration.
“Lloyd offers extensive professional experience and a rigorous educational background,” said Ian Anderson, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the College. “MECA looks forward to working with her to graduate illustrators who can excel in their chosen field with integrity, professionalism, and community leadership.”
Lloyd’s professional illustration experience features branding, commercial, children’s publishing, editorial and product work for national clients such as Nickelodeon, Hasbro Toys and the Got Milk Campaign.
Her publications as illustrator include work for Scholastic, LB Kids – Little and Brown Company Books for Young Readers, Chicago Review Press, and Klutz Press.
Based in Portland, Maine, since 1988, Lloyd’s local efforts are known throughout the community. They include Hannaford’s grocery bags and other marketing materials, the Kennebunk Animal Welfare Society’s commercial vans, and the branding of Rosemont Market and Bakery.
Lloyd’s teaching career began in 2005 when she joined MECA as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Illustration. In 2015, after co-chairing the department for two years, she accepted the role of Chair of Illustration.
A 1983 MECA graduate (BFA, Graphic Design), Lloyd has received Parents’ Choice and Broderson Awards, and artist residencies at the Hewnoaks Artist Colony and Stephen Pace House, both in Maine. In addition, she has exhibited at the Portland Maine Public Library, and served as a Board of Education member at the Portland Museum of Art in Maine.