Melissa is currently available for freelance projects
"Intuitive, clever, imaginative, creative ... "
Melissa transforms lifestyle copy into gorgeous, inspiring print and mobile media. At DC-based custom publishing company, McMurry/TMG, she oversees creative direction on eight publications and multiple mobile apps. Clients include WebMD Magazine, the leading health publication in the US. and Jewish Woman Magazine, which consistently receive national design acclaim. Hilton’s travel publication, GrandTimes benefits from her unique sense of style and her extensive international background. Melissa is also responsble for designing and launching Walmart's multi-lingual magazine,Your Health and Su Salud.
Melissa has spoken at multiple conferences about her print and mobile design techniques. In addition, she mentors other designers in mobile design software and design best practices.
Prior to joining McMurry/TMG, Melissa managed all design and production for the American Association of Museums, including Museum News Magazine, annual reports, marketing materials and annual meeting large scale signage. At Kiplinger’s Finance Magazine, she used her superb conceptual communication skills to enhance complex business materials and collaborated with numerous photographers and illustrators.
In her spare time, Melissa contributes her graphic design skills to a variety of causes close to her heart, including creating marketing and outreach materials for Common Good City Farm. She also continually broadens her skills with freelance projects for clients such as the World Bank, the Ritz-Carlton, The Smithsonian National Zoo, Freshfarm Markets, and National Academy of Sciences.
While pursing her graduate degree in Exhibition Design and Museum Studies at George Washington University, Melissa focused on the effects of color, space, and graphics on perception and information comprehension as it relates to one’s environment.
At her technicolor home in Silver Spring, Maryland, Melissa lovingly tends to her vibrant vegetable garden and has cookbook-writing aspirations. Her favorite color is orange.