Meo is a team of colorful, intelligent, passionate and, at times, highly differentiated people representing the best of the best, across the board. Collectively, we are design, mechanics, art, technology, copywriting, operations, business, logistics and philanthropy. We each know that the big picture is made up of all the little things, and that above all, people matter most.
And we’re all Mac users.
Social responsibility is woven in to the fabric of Meo, and we are proud to support people and organizations that have a positive impact on people’s lives.
We are proud (and excited!) to work with a merry, magnificent mélange of wonderful artists, representing a broad range of style and appeal.
Meo is the brain child of Karen Beber, inspired by a brief sojourn at her cousin’s house. A house full of Macs. And white chargers. And ensuing confusion.
Karen Beber, Founder and CEO
Katharine Woodman-Maynard, Creative Director
MEO’s fabulous Creative Director has been onboard since MEO was just an idea that Karen had! She was – and still is – instrumental in bringing MEO designs, whether Original or Custom, to their fantastic visual reality.
Katharine is a freelance graphic designer, illustrator, and animator. She specializes in graphic design, branding, and logo design for startups looking to create a unique and professional brand identity. During her career as a designer and animator, she has done work for clients such as Capital One, Novartis, TOMS shoes, and Z-Health. She’s also worked with many innovative startups including Laughable, Angel Invest Boston, SunSprite, and, of course, MEO!
Katharine is currently working on a YA graphic novel which takes place in a world inspired by Norse mythology. She is both the artist and writer of the 372-page novel which is illustrated in the style of woodcuts. You can read more about it here.
She sells her art on greeting cards and prints on Etsy under the name Maywood Art. She has a line of folk art inspired letterpress cards with the esteemed Saturn Press that are sold in hundreds of stores internationally, including at Paper Source and the Metropolitan Museum of Art store. She has also done custom illustrating for Fallingwater’s museum store.
Katharine lived for five years in San Francisco, where she was co-creator of the animated web-series and comic Post-Nup which has over 300,000 views on YouTube and appeared in film festivals internationally. She also worked as a designer for Oakland-based Monsoon Company.
Katharine attended Harvard University where she studied animation and received the prestigious Albert Alcalay award for her studio art work. She graduated magna cum laude with highest honors, and was captain of the lightweight varsity crew team, a sport she still loves to do. Katharine is an avid trail runner and nordic skier, and now lives in Concord, New Hampshire, with her husband.
Katrina Morris, Web Developer
(Taking a slight departure from the style above, Katrina’s little bio is entitled, “So This is Me.” So, this is Katrina!)
I live in Miami with my kitesurfing husband, a beautiful Golden Retreiver (who happened to show up at our door one day) and three orange cats. I grew up in an idyllic town in the San Francisco Bay Area. My mom is an artist and my dad is an engineer. Apparently, that equals an actress with a computer science degree. Go figure.
I began acting at the age of 10 and continued through college at San Francisco State. My first professional acting gig was in 1995 in the film “Two Much” with Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith. I took a job as an extra, was upgraded on set to Melanie’s stand-in and then upgraded again to a speaking role as a university student opposite Antonio.
However, my brainy side was not yet ready to settle into a life of acting. I took time off to complete my computer science degree and helped my husband transition his family’s art supply store into a full-fledged web store. It’s really cool – you should check it out: www.rexart.com. Once that was completed, though the acting bug kicked back in.
I was finally able to commit fully to acting in 2007 and hit the ground running. Funny thing is, all the brainy, real-world stuff I learned really helps in this thing they call show business.
I jumped back into classes and improv and started shooting films and commercials. I also starred in the sitcom “Miami Life” as Jules Gilles. I do voiceover work and have performed with the improv comedy troupes “Just The Funny,” “Jiggles and Giggles” and “Cage-Free Humans: Organic Free Range Improv,” Miami’s first Harold team.
I am currently the director of Improv South Miami, an indie improv theater in, you guessed it, South Miami and I teach two improv classes per month.
When Karen shared her idea with my husband while they were kitesurfing together, he knew all of our skills would be a natural fit, so we came on board to develop the MEO website and the customization module (coming soon!).