graphic designer | web designer | branding
My name is Melissa but everyone calls me Missie. I am a 20+-year veteran of design and production, who understands life-long learning is a key component to success. While having a no-nonsense approach to executing solutions for clients, I have a proven history of meeting deadlines and consistently delivering targeted results.
I am from the great state of Texas but now live in the Derby City, Louisville, KY. I was lucky enough to grow up on the coast, and yes I do have just a hint of a southern drawl. I am the proud parent of three amazing little humans.
I started out running an embroidery machine but I wanted to know how to make the machine run the designs. So I just kept asking questions, and I kept learning. When the opportunity arose, I taught myself how to digitize embroidery logos. I wasn't satisfied with just learning that, I decided I wanted to know how to create the art the screen printers printed on the shirts. So I found a CorelDraw book in a second hand book store and taught myself how to use the software and create art. My passion blossomed from there.
I applied for a position at the USAToday and didn't get it because I didn't have a degree. So at the age of 43, I got the bright idea to get a degree! From there, the sky became the limit. I decided to pursue a graphic design degree. When I got into my advanced classes, my advisor suggested I change my concentration to web page design since I had been a graphic designer for so many years. And with that, I dove into HTML and CSS. The rest, as they say, is history!
I have created catalogs and brochures. I have designed, created, and implemented major new product launch campaigns. And I have maintained an 8 language website for a major global company. I have also created business cards for a contractor just starting out. I have even created vehicle wraps for a racecar that was at the NHRA Nationals in Indianapolis, IN. I am the real deal. Contact me today to see what I can create for you.
Whether it is social media, marketing, logo design, brand identity, business cards, brochures, catalogs or a website to showcase who you are, I can provide all that and everything in between. If you feel I can help you market yourself or your company, contact me!