The brains behind it all.

Creative Mellen is a multi-disciplinary graphic design studio in Iowa City. Smaller, more particular, Iowa nice. With on-staff talent and trusted partners we can tackle almost any type of project. And while we are creative by nature, strategy is what drives us. This approach allows us to craft meaningful and memorable brands for our clients and more importantly, their customers. That’s what we call “smart thinking.”

Kevin Mellen

Graphic Designer / Owner

Jill Fishbaugh

Writer / Production Design

Nick Bushman

Web Developer / Partner

Leah Grout Garris

Content Strategist / Partner

Ethan Anderson

Web Development / Partner


Wellness Director / Co-owner

Where the magic happens.

We are all creative by nature. We educate, strategize, and collaborate. And while we are small, our reach is global — partnering with some of the best talent in the country and clients across the globe. So whether we are using modern technology or sketching our ideas on a notepad, we strive to be smart and magical.

Some brands we put our minds to.

We work with global brands, regional companies, and local start-ups. Our creative spans all types of industries, from higher education to doggie daycare. It’s this mix that allows us to do fresh work. Here are just a few clients who needed a “Creative Mellen” as part of their team.