Scott Menchin was born and lives in New York. Studying at the Arts Students League and then Pratt Institute Scott went on to become a designer. As a magazine art director he worked for How Magazine and Seven Days.

After many years as an art director Scott started working as an illustrator. As an illustrator he has worked for Intel, Sun Microsytems, Toyota, Time, Newsweek, Esquire, Wired, GQ, Fast Company, Bloomberg, Saveur, Rolling Stone, The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Boston Globe.

His work has appeared in American Illustration, Print Magazine, The Society of Illustrators and The Society of Publication Designers. In 1999 his award winning children's book "Man Gave Names To All The Animals" with text by Bob Dylan was published. He has illustrated a series of childrens books (Wiggle, Bounce and Stretch) for best selling author Doreen Cronin. His first authored/illustrated children's book "Taking a Bath With the Dog and Other Things That Make Me Happy" published in 2007 won the Christopher Award and was voted "A Best Book of the Year" by The Bank Street College.


  • Bloomberg
  • Dr. Pepper
  • Esquire
  • Fast Company
  • GQ
  • Intel
  • Newsweek
  • Rolling Stone
  • Saveur
  • Sun Microsytems
  • The Boston Globe
  • The New York Times
  • The Washington Post
  • Time
  • Toyota
  • Wired

Q & A

What was your most difficult assignment?
Any assignment where I’m asked to visualize taxes.

What is your favorite assignment anecdote?
I love the fact that I worked on Toyota’s first campaign for a hybrid car.

Through what creative process do you get your best ideas?
When I first wake up I often have good ideas. They must have been brewing while I was asleep.

If you could have any work of art in your home, which would it be?
A Van Gogh self-portrait. And please, may I have a security guard ?to go with that gift?

If you had to live in a world with just one color, what would it be?

Who is your favorite artist?
Van Gogh.

What is your favorite time period?

What is your favorite typeface?