Libby Phillips Meggs

Meggs was the first hired employee of what’s now The Martin Agency, as art director/designer on accounts including the original Virginia is for Lovers campaign; Colonial Williamsburg, with Norman Rockwell; and Robins Pharmaceuticals, illustrating a series of pediatric-directed ads and calendars for Robitussin cough medicines. After leaving the agency, she freelanced as her children grew up.

Meggs wrote and illustrated a children’s book, “Go Home! The True Story of James the Cat” (2000, Albert Whitman & Co.), which won several national awards. After her husband, Graphic Design Historian Philip B. Meggs, died in 2002, she worked with Rob Carter and Sandra Wheeler on the book, “MEGGS: Making Graphic Design History” (2007, John Wiley & Sons).