Meredith Steele

Hi! I'm Meredith. I am the owner of the Madison Bead Company, a local brick and mortar bead shop on the west side of Madison. But that's not all! I am also a photographer, graphic designer, artist and general creative endeavor-er.

I graduated from the Art program at the University of Wisconsin in Madison in 2006. I've done freelance graphic design for myself and others for years, as long ago as 1995 when I learned html. I’ve designed both professionally and recreationally for others and for myself creating things such as logos, websites, business cards, marketing materials, party invitations, the list goes on and on.

I have really enjoyed how creating and designing for my own business has helped me grow, learn and improve my graphic design skills.

I have been dipping my fingers into different media my whole life, from painting to writing poetry and short stories, sculpture, printmaking, digital art, paper crafting, sewing, costume design and manufacture, photography, and last but not least - jewelry.

In my portfolio you will find examples of my work in graphic design, digital art, and photography.


Owner at Madison Bead Company

May 2013 – Present Madison WI

Photographer at Photography by Meredith Steele

May 2011 – September 2013 Stoughton, WI

Customer Service at Bead Bin

July 2005 – April 2013 Madison WI

Graphic Designer at UW Madison Registrar’s Office

May 2003 – July 2005 Madison, WI

Work study program


Bachelor of Science – Art at University of Wisconsin – Madison

2006 Madison, WI

Completed the graphic design sequence through the art department.

High School Diploma at Stoughton High School

2001 Stoughton, WI


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