Ever since Megan was a little girl, she was obsessed with soft things. She was also super into art, so she got a degree in visual communication design at Kent State University. Little did she know that this would lead her on a path to owning her own business someday! She also met Erik, her future husband and business partner at Kent and after graduation they moved to the Windy City.
In Chicago, Megan worked for a design firm while Erik became a dog trainer, but they soon became involved with the DIY movement happening there which would change their lives forever!
In 2003, Megan began creating designs that tickled her fancy and made her smile. She took a screen-printing class and fell in love with printing her illustrations on clothing. Erik helped her lug stuff to craft shows, organize the early orders, and eventually got promoted to VP of running stuff. Megan quit her day job in 2009 and hasn't looked back. Erik joined the company full-time in 2012 and we have had many amazing employees throughout the years. After making the decision to grow our family to more than our beloved dachshund Heika, we made the big decision to move to Ohio in 2016 and now live in Westerville with our two children Ivan and Zia. We still travel to Chicago frequently for shows and now have a Shop & Studio in Uptown Westerville.
A few more things you should know about M.L.D…or that are simply fun to know:
Some of the first Megan Lee Designs were our sockdogs.
Megan and Erik are both pretty obsessed with cute things, our home is filled with handmade stuffed animals and art.
We’re not perfect, but that’s kind of the point.
Megan’s designs are original and hand-drawn with a sketchy nuanced quality to them. We think things are more fun this way.
But we ARE perfectionists about other things.
We are super pleased when you are super-pleased with all aspects of your experience with us. Get in touch because we love hearing from you!
We’re told our clothing is really, really ridiculously soft.
We wouldn't have it any other way!
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