Hey! I'm Melissa.
I design, take pictures, and write fiction.
In last five years I've worked with several different 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.
LOCATION | Berkeley, California.
EDUCATION | Attended Kenyon College, and earned an Honors B.A. in English with a minor in Studio Art.
WORK | Art & Design Manager at Bay Area Children's Theatre. I maintain the visual brand of the company and ensure consistency and a high standard across all print, digital, and front-of-house materials. I design (and sometimes illustrate) marketing materials for each department, including print, online, front-of-house, and television advertisements. I also manage company photography and videography, including hiring contractors, organizing content, and creating brand guidelines.
In the past I worked for:
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