Hey! I'm Melissa.
I like smart, strategic design that tells a story.
As an English major turned designer, I know narrative. I understand that everything from color palette to font choice tells the audience something vital about your brand. In my five years designing for several different theatre companies, I've created pieces that range from playful to provocative. I've designed everything from front of house signage to buttons, but my favorite projects are ones where I get to concept and implement a totally new brand.
LOCATION | Berkeley, California.
EDUCATION | Attended Kenyon College, and earned an Honors B.A. in English with a minor in Studio Art. I wrote my thesis on Peter Pan, so you can ask me literally anything about that book and I'll have an answer.
WORK | Graphic designer at Bay Area Children's Theatre. I design pretty much everything for the main stage - all the posters, postcards, web ads, playbills, and logos for new work. I am also a staff photographer, snapping both publicity photos and headshots.
In the past I worked at:
Shotgun Players as the Marketing Director. I designed postcards, programs, signage, emails, and the occasional brochure, while keeping the website shiny 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.
Berkeley Repertory Theatre as an intern for the Ground Floor Summer Residency Lab.