Hello, I'm Mel.
And make creative, but important things happen.
My specialty is creating layouts, graphics, and web design that is centered around your marketing and your brand's unique message. I work with entrepreneurs/individuals or businesses to get them visual storytelling they need for their brand or marketing campaign.
I do this by listening carefully to a client's needs, goals for selling and marketing, and take into consideration your customer's vantage point. Once a concept is born, good design can stretch as far as the imagination.
As a consultant, I can work on a team, one-on-one, per project, or long-term. To get all the details about hiring me for your project (or on your team), please get in touch!
My Skills + Expertise
WEB DESIGN + MANAGEMENT
- (5) Five years using/designing for
MARKETING DESIGN + PRINT
- Layout design + graphics for print
- Managing/designing materials for brand + marketing purposes (see portfolio)
- for social media posts
Software + Applications I Know
Adobe Creative Suite
(Photoshop, Illusrator, InDesign)
Squarespace CMS + eCommerce
Pages / Keynote
More about me
How long have you been doing this?
I began working under my studio name and working as a consultant by 2013. Before that, I was freelancing here and there as a graphic designer (in college) and worked at a printshop. I designed my first website however, when I was...fourteen! And ran a little digital "business" off that site for several years. I also blogged (about books!) and customized my own Blogger templates throughout my high school years. So nerdy I know!
what do you have the most experience in?
Designing for a business's brand whether it's for print or digital medium. Designing websites (with Squarespace) is included in that too. While I am not a coder/developer, I design sites that focus on User Experience and the brand's goals for exposure and selling. Everything all circles back to a customer's experience, so that's why I believe it's important to have an organized brand message and visual layouts that help support marketing.
WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU'RE NOT designing digitally?
I'm also an artist. I love textiles, patterns, and illustration. I prefer pastels, ink, and pencil (and digital mediums). I also starting knitting/weaving and I can't get enough of it :) I am a big plant collector too.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING IN THE WORLD?
My little rescue-dachshund, Macy! Isn't she cute?
Can you meet in-person?
Yes, I can. It's a limited area but I can meet with you face-to-face. Please contact me for details.
How do you track your time?
My #1 goal is to stay transparent. I track my time and send reports when tasks have been completed. I use Asana to manage our communication and tasks– I'll be happy to show you how to setup a management app for your own tasks too!
I'd feel more comfortable speaking to you...can I setup a phone call?
Absolutely! It's a great way to get started and to answer pressing questions. Please fill out my contact form and let me know you're interested in scheduling a phone call. Contact me >>