I'm a creative graphic designer based in Portland, OR with extensive experience in print and digital media, art direction, and marketing strategy. I have a B.A. in English, which means I'm part of a dwindling grammar task force. I have a minor in economics, which means I understand numbers and budgets. And most importantly I'm an experienced designer - a visual junkie with big ideas and the technical skills to bring them to life.
My goal is to create thought-provoking, original content and to help develop creative strategies that expand and refine stories through design.
"Melissa's role in our organization was to handle all things related to design and technology, while providing editorial and organizational support, and she’s quite good at it. But frankly, in a town [San Francisco] overrun with a technology-focused workforce, her formidable design skills were not what won over our hiring committee—it was her generosity of spirit, her attentiveness to others, and her reliability. I’ve been careful to hire a staff made up of people who work well within a team, and Melissa was a perfect fit."