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Creative Mellen’s Own Website Wins Award

Judges at Graphic Design USA for the 2018 American Web Design competition awarded Creative Mellen’s website as one of the country’s best for company website design. The accolade recognizes the power of…

Jill Fishbaugh
8/13/18

How to Reinvent a University Magazine

Last fall, Mount Mercy University approached Creative Mellen to redesign their institution’s magazine. Because we had already worked with them on a number of projects, they knew we understood…

Jill Fishbaugh
7/10/18

Revisiting Your Brand

I’ve been fortunate to mentor University of Iowa senior graphic design student Storm Shearer this semester as part of the Tippie Founders Club. Storm’s aim is to build her…

Kevin Mellen
5/18/18

Packaging design award is more than just an honor.

Graphic Design USA recognized Creative Mellen with a 55th Anniversary American Package Design Award™ for it’s innovative package design for Mission Meats. More than 2,000 entries were submitted and the…

Kevin Mellen
4/19/18

Hack Attack

Creative Mellen helped ProCircular, a cybersecurity company, promote their sponsorship at a recent University of Iowa men’s basketball game. The sponsorship focused on celebrating Iowa companies that make cybersecurity…

Kevin Mellen
2/26/18

5 Years of Using Our Melons

This month we celebrate our 5th anniversary! I couldn’t be more proud of how things are going at Creative Mellen. We’ve assembled a great core creative team and have talented…

Kevin Mellen
1/4/18

Von Maur Book In Stores

Von Maur: How an American Department Store Dared to Do Things Differently—by author Melinda Pradarelli. This was an exciting book design for Creative Mellen. Working with the von Maur…

Jill Fishbaugh
12/1/17