Melissa Kathryn Nigro
Melissa Kathryn Nigro


I’m a graphic designer, writer, and photographer with a history of working with theatres.

In last six years I've worked with several theatre companies to create collateral that ranges from playful to provocative. I've designed everything from posters to set backdrops to buttons, but my favorite projects are the ones where I get to concept and implement a totally new brand.

I studied at Kenyon College, where I earned an Honors B.A. in English with a minor in Studio Art. I wrote a thesis on adaptations of Peter Pan, and will happily talk your ear off about any of them.

I’ve worked for:

  • Bay Area Children's Theatre as the Art & Design Manager. I maintained the visual brand of the company and ensure consistency and a high standard across all print, digital, and front-of-house materials. I designed (and sometimes illustrated) marketing materials for each department, including print, online, front-of-house, and television advertisements. I also managed company photography and videography, including hiring contractors, organizing content, and creating brand guidelines.

  • Shotgun Players as the Marketing Director. I designed postcards, programs, signage, emails, and the occasional brochure, while keeping the website lookin’ good and up-to-date.

  • Boxcar Theatre as a freelance graphic designer.

  • Altarena Playhouse as a graphic designer and photographer.

  • The Free Theater as a photographer.