I'm Meg Mateo Ilasco, a serial creative entrepreneur and mother of two. I live in the San Francisco Bay Area.
I've always been interested in many things. And as a freelance creative, I've explored my varied interests which include art direction, writing, design, illustration, and prop styling.
My road to becoming a freelance creative was hardly straightforward. My resume includes an education in psychology and architecture from UCLA, three years at a marketing research firm, six years as the owner of a wedding invitation company, and another six as the owner/designer for Mateo Ilasco (a home accessories and stationery line) and owner of Modern Economy, a home decor sample sales event.
Since 2005, I've authored of seven books; been featured in publications such as Sunset, Real Living, and Real Simple; served as a guest on programs including Martha Stewart Living Radio; written for sites/publications like San Francisco Chronicle, DailyCandy, and Design Sponge; spoken at conferences like Alt Summit and EWIP; and received design awards from The Pasadena Museum of California Art and Print Magazine.
These days, I split my time between writing, editing, and designing books and publishing Anthology, a home and lifestyle print magazine, which I co-founded in 2010 and serve as creative director. My recent books include Crafting a Meaningful Home, and Mom, Inc.
Mom Inc Daily (2013)
Design Sponge: After the Jump (radio program, 2012)
Design for Mankind (2010)
CraftSanity (podcast, 2008)
Whip Up (2007)
BBC Blast (radio program): Creating a Career
Design Sponge Biz Ladies: Branding with Meg Mateo Ilasco
Design Sponge Biz Ladies: Lessons About Motherhood and Business
Design Sponge Biz Ladies: Logo Design
Design Sponge Biz Ladies: Selling Your Company
Design Sponge Biz Ladies: Writing a Book, Part One
Design Sponge Biz Ladies: Writing a Book, Part Two