Photography • Illustration • Design

My name is Meanz (pronounced like “Mints”). I am a multimedia artist based in the Midwest. Driven by growth and curiosity, my work is constantly evolving through exploration and experimentation.

Photo by Eliana Lowry and edited by me.

Co-founder of:
Des Moines Girl Gang / @dsmgirlgang

80/35 Music Festival, AdelmanDean Group, Alexandria Crahan Art & Photography, Chantel Crahan, Des Moines Music Coalition, Front / Space, First Fleet Concerts, Figment Art & Photo, Hinterland Music Festival, Lacie Navin & Co, Purpose Production, Young Women’s Resource Center, On Pitch, Wooly’s

Bands photographed:
Brandi Carlile, Caroline Smith, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, The Envy Corps, Farro, Future Islands, Guster, Justin Townes Earle, Karen Meat, Lucius, MAIDS, Old Crow Medicine Show, The Rocket Summer, St. Paul & the Broken Bones, Twin Peaks, TV on the Radio, Uh Bones, Yonder Mountain String Band, etc.

Des Moines Girl Gang Feature / Twelve One Videography / March 2017
Want friends who inspire you? Des Moines has a girl gang for that / Des Moines Register / January 2017
Des Moines: Taking Social Media Marketing by Storm / Blue Compass Blog / April 2016
The ‘Girl Gang’ / 5-page spread article in DSM Magazine / March/April 2016
Des Moines Art Center blog – Our 10 Most Photographed Places and Pieces of 2015 / December 2015
Hinterland Facebook page / Festival photography – Hinterland Music Festival / August 2015
Des Moines Register / Juice – 5 Iowans to follow on Instagram – February 2014

Designer at Webspec and freelancer

Past Exhibitions:

Art of Compassion Site Specific Installation
The Hall  / HCI Services / Des Moines, Iowa / August 2018 – October 2018

Nasty Boys Collaborative Show
Mars Cafe / Des Moines, Iowa / July 2018

Panic Art! Collaborative Show
The Lift / Des Moines, Iowa / April 2017

The Well-Read Woman Collaborative Show
Young Woman’s Resource Center / Des Moines, Iowa / March 2017

80/35 Cat Cafe and Art Show
Des Moines Social Club / Des Moines, Iowa / June 2016

The DSM Girl Gang Takeover Group Show
Marlene’s at Sevastopol Station / Des Moines, Iowa / June 2016

Sticks Artists Group Show
Sticks Gallery / Des Moines, Iowa / June 2016

Pedal Art Group Show
Viaduct Gallery / Des Moines, Iowa / May 2016

Self-Portrait Group Show
Sacred Diamond / Des Moines, Iowa / May 2016

Spring Group Show
Hill Vintage & Knits / Des Moines, Iowa / March 2016

Collaborative Cat Show
Hill Vintage & Knits / Des Moines, Iowa / February 2016

Lady’s Work Pop-Up Group Show
Chapman House / Des Moines, Iowa / November 2015

DSM Girl Gang Group Show
Hill Vintage & Knits / Des Moines, Iowa / October 2015

Pedal Art Group Show
Viaduct Gallery / Des Moines, Iowa / May 2015

Proximity Group Show
The Anderson Gallery / Des Moines, Iowa / April 2013

Des Moines RAW: Ensemble Group Show
Wooly’s / Des Moines, Iowa / September 2012

AIGA’s Get A Job Bootcamp (panel of professionals / portfolio reviewer) / DMACC / Ankeny, Iowa / April 2017
AIGA Iowa Inspiration Hour / Des Moines Social Club / Des Moines, Iowa / October 2015

The Importance of Color in Web Design / Webspec Design Blog / March 2017