Melissa is an independent designer with 14 years of experience creating print and interactive work for international brands, local businesses, nonprofits and educational institutions.

In addition she founded and directed the Our Portland Story project, a community story initiative that published two books featuring hundreds of local authors and designers.

She hails from the barren Mohave desert and named Portland home after graduating from Northern Arizona University. Frequently, she is over-excited by things such as Pacific Northwest waterfalls, spring flowers, theme parties, wine tasting, travel planning and history.