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Melissa designs and art directs in Portland, OR and beyond. She specializes in print, interactive, packaging, branding, and art direction. 

After earning a BFA in Communication Design from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA, she took on New York City. She worked at multidisciplinary design studio TODA for five years, rising to Design Director in charge of overseeing design and operations. She also frequently guest lectured at Parsons The New School and the Art Institute of New York. 

In early 2014, she moved to Portland to hone her interactive skills as an Art Director at Instrument, a digital agency.

In late 2016, she entered into freelance to learn new things, break old rules and contribute to designing a better world, or at least, a more beautiful one. She knows there are other potential partners and collaborators out there like her.

Press

The Dieline
Print Magazine
HOW
DesignBureau
Communication Arts
Graphis

Clients

AIGA
American Crew
Android
Art Institute of Chicago
ChefsFeed
Daylong
eBay
Galderma Spirig
Google
Johnson & Johnson
Red Bull

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