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Hi, I'm Melina.

An Austinite (who is currently back in the West Coast) with an affinity for a well designed chair, dreamy tunes, paper goods and long naps. I aim to create simple, strongly articulated and intimately considered work. With a focus on branding and creative direction, I have a versatile style and broad perspective on design.  I am always finding ways to keep my hands busy, either slinging ink in the print shop or sign painting on anything that can hold still.

Currently: working with the fine folks at Farm Design, hoarding notebooks, practicing guitar, dreaming of a Scandinavian trip,  or trying to train my cat how to not eat my plants. 


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Designer/Sign Painter, June 2012—Present
Photoshop editing, as well as created trademarks, hand painted signage, and murals for local design studios. Clients include: Arts + Recreation, LAND, C3 Presents, DSN + MFG and Shelf Studio.

Nannie Inez
Web Intern, August 2016—January 2017
Assist with graphic design tasks, keep the online store up to date, merchandising, content creation and online order management. 

Shelf Studio
Design Intern, August 2015—June 2016
Work included small client projects, creating social media posts, creating packaging dielines, research and concepting for brand development.

LBJ Student Center
Student Designer, February 2015—December 2015
Worked directly with student center organizations to produce print and digital media. Materials included posters for campus events rendered for web and print, logos, banners, and invitations and event collateral.

*references available upon request



Best in Category: Packaging - AIGA Blue Ridge Flux
Exit Review Judge's Choice Portfolio
Exit Review Steering Committee
Juried Show - OSO Bay Biennial XIX
Bronze Addy - Austin Advertising Federation
Dean’s List - Spring 2016

Two Selected Entries - All Juried Student Show
Dean’s List - Spring + Fall 2015
Two Selected Entries - AIGA Blue Ridge Flux


Adobe Creative Suite
Sign Painting
Basic HTML + CSS
Art Direction
Screen Printing

Object Design
Plant Parenthood
Music Curation