My name is Melissa but you can call me Mel or ‘hey girl!’ if you forget my name later. I’ve been working in advertising in NYC for nearly 8 years and I’ve done a little bit of everything but the majority of my experience lies in the digital and social realm. I’m currently based in my hometown of Houston, TX and I’m looking for my next new challenge. I’m available for both fulltime and freelance opportunities.
truTV: September 2017 - 2019
Freelance Graphic Designer
I design things for comedy shows. LOTS of things. Things like billboards, subway posters, packaging, digital banners, print banners, on-screen graphics, food carts, buttons, napkins, thumbnails, shirts, sunglasses, sunglasses cases, VIP badges, postcards, a fan in the shape of a face, a tablecloth, event signage, VR game elements, bus wraps, veggie wraps, are you seriously still reading this, and more.
The Big Space Ship, Attention Global: May 2017 - October 2017
Freelance Art Director
Concepting and executing digital/social campaigns and being a jelly bean.
Clients: First Republic Bank, Candy Crush
360i: May 2014 - May 2017
Concepting 360 style campaigns, executing social/digital work, creating decks and presenting to clients, working across channels with multiple teams both in and out of house to bring an idea to life, overseeing junior teams, and clearing the unused time off the microwaves because come on you guys, it's really not that hard.
Clients: National Geographic Channel, Hanes, Subway Sandwiches, Nestlé Pure Life, Alamo + Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Nestea, Barilla, Smirnoff, Fisher Price, WASA, Fanta, and new business
All Over The Place: October 2013 - May 2014
Creating content for social media platforms, designing websites, logos, branding elements, and creating a poster for the movie Concussion.
Clients: VMG Creative, Jimmy Raskin Designs, The Weinstein Company
Berlin Cameron United: May 2012 - Sept 2013
Junior Art Director
Acting as lead art director on several campaigns, concepting 360 style campaigns, executing ideas involving everything from video to digital banners, working on pitches, and creating design assets such as logos and storyboards.
Clients: Stoli Vodka, Super 8 Hotel, Comcast Business, ING Bank, Capital One 360, Travelodge, Match.com, Vimovo, and new business.
Bartle Bogle Hegarty: Feb 2012 - April 2012
Art Director Intern
Collaborating on the art direction and concepting for various clients, assisting in the production of pitch materials, and taking home as many free bagels as possible.
Clients: Google Chrome, Axe, World Gold Council, The Weather Channel, UNICEF, Vaseline, and new business.
Chicago Portfolio School '11
Focus in Art Direction
Houston School of Advertising '10
10 week courses: Concepting, Intro to Art Direction
Sam Houston State University '09
BFA in Communications
Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, Keynote, and Mario Kart
tl;dr: I want to make cool shit.