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Meet the 2019 Mod Squad
@meganmckean

Megan McKean is a designer, illustrator & author with permanently itchy feet, and she has the honor of kicking off the 2019 iteration of our annual Instagram Takeovers! Megan is a Mod Squad veteran, and is best known for the contemporary souvenirs and travel-inspired pieces she creates her label McKean Studio. Her distinctive illustration style is colourful, cheerful, and full of the details that make you want to visit cities around the world. Living by the Eames mantra to “take your pleasure seriously”, her love for mid-century design, travel, clever colour palettes and hidden details can be seen in all of her work.

Meet the 2019 Mod Squad
@meganmckean

"Getting a peek inside so many jaw-dropping homes during Modernism Week is what we keep coming back for year after year! Seeing inside the home of famed industrial designer Raymond Loewy was an experience I’ll never forget." - Megan McKean

Meet the 2019 Mod Squad
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"The colours of Palm Springs are always a huge inspiration for my work, and where else can you get such a vivid hit of colour but at the Saguaro Palm Springs?! 🌼 The iconic colours of the desert wildflowers are the first thing I think of when it comes to Palm Springs." - Megan McKean

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"The cars in Palm Springs are like ice-cream flavours; do you feel like mint or chocolate today? 🍨" - Megan McKean

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"Shopping in a rainbow dream at the beautiful Fine Art of Design store is a Palm Springs highlight for me. 🍭 I love collecting treasures from my travels to bring back home to Sydney, and I always find something special at the Fine Art of Design." - Megan McKean

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@afashionnerd

Amy Roiland is a Los Angeles based designer, cat mom to Davos Gucci and editor of A Fashion Nerd. She launched the blog in 2013 to showcase her love for rainbow hues and 60’s style. Prior to creating A Fashion Nerd, she worked as a model, designer, PR executive and photographer. Inspired by Jane Birkin and Chantal Goya, she is no stranger to knee high socks, collars, berets and big eyewear. Amy believes the most important part of style is to always have fun and add a little something quirky to every look. Amy has worked with brands including Free People, Jeffrey Campbell, DipnDots, Alice and Olivia, Trident, and Desigual. She has been featured in Vanity Fair (Mexico), ABC’s Shark Tank, Fashion Fix Daily, Fashionista, and many more.

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@afashionnerd

"Modernism is clean lines." - Amy Roiland

Meet the 2019 Mod Squad
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"Modernism is a pop of color." - Amy Roiland

Meet the 2019 Mod Squad
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"Modernism is structurally pleasing." - Amy Roiland

Meet the 2019 Mod Squad
@tomwindeknecht

Tom Windeknecht is a photographer, content creator, and Instagram influencer living in Redlands, California. Tom’s colorful and fun minimalist style captures the eyes of various brands, keeping him busy with creative collaborations to produce vibrant product photos and playful stop-motion animations. For two years, he has been a Google Ambassador for their award-winning Google Pixel phones and is a member of Google’s #teampixel. Tom’s work has been shown in museums, blogs, magazines, and at various pop-up shops throughout the United States.

The Mod Squad is a group of inspiring (and modernist-loving) creatives, tasked with the mission of capturing Modernism Week through their eyes. 


Each year, we look forward to discovering Modernism Week through the eyes of our Mod Squad. The diverse and dynamic mix of creatives always lend a unique, behind-the-scenes look at the hundreds of events in February, and we’re especially excited to see how they experience all the modernist fun in 2019!

In the weeks leading up to Modernism Week, you’ll get to know a different Mod Squad member with a fun Modernism Week Instagram Takeover, as they share what modernism means to them.

Meet Our Next Instagram Takeover Guest:

Photo courtesy of Tom Windeknecht

January 16 Instagram Takeover: Tom Windeknecht (@tomwindeknecht)

Tom Windeknecht is a photographer, content creator, and Instagram influencer living in Redlands, California. Tom’s colorful and fun minimalist style captures the eyes of various brands, keeping him busy with creative collaborations to produce vibrant product photos and playful stop-motion animations. For two years, he has been a Google Ambassador for their award-winning Google Pixel phones and is a member of Google’s #teampixel. Tom’s work has been shown in museums, blogs, magazines, and at various pop-up shops throughout the United States.

Follow along at @tomwindeknecht, @modernism_week, and #PSModSquad to discover what modernism means to him on January 16! Click through the gallery to see previous takeovers by the 2019 Mod Squad.


Cover illustration by Megan McKean
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