Megan Bird


Megan Bird is a South African illustrator, based in Pretoria. In 2011 she graduated with a BA degree from The Open window school of visual communication design. The following year she co-founded the illustration collective DRIEHOEK with whom she shared various successful illustration exhibitions in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Pretoria.

In 2018 she Illustrated and published three books, a South African rendition of Alice in Wonderland, a Picture book called ‘what on earth am I’ and a storybook ‘the brave turtle’ benefitting the NSIR (national sea rescue institute) and the two oceans Aquarium turtle rehabilitation centre.

In collaboration with TBWA Durban and Space Ace custom studio, she received the Assagi leadership award. She takes special pride in the relationships she has cultivated with clients and agencies around the world and looks forward to many more international and local collaborations.

With eight years of experience behind her, she is absolutely passionate about illustration and design, and she puts her heart and soul into every job. In her work, she specializes in Nature and educational illustrations and takes personal inspiration from the scientific world. In her spare time, she is a maker of things, a raiser of children and a study of science and history.


Jagermeister, Holden Arboretum, Wakaberry, Sea rescue South Africa, OC parks, Transnet, Pacific marine mammal center, FlySafair, Childline Gauteng


Illustration, Lettering, typography design, Branding, Graphic Design, Interparitive Signage, Environmental illustration.