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Author Icon Jill Fishbaugh
Date Icon 12/22/21
Package design award has gone to the dogs

Package design award has gone to the dogs

Graphic Design USA recognized Creative Mellen with a 58th Anniversary American Package Design Award™ for its work with Mission Meats and their new brand of premium dog treats, Prosperity Pets….

Author Icon Kevin Mellen
Date Icon 3/30/21
Target a Specific Audience & Action with Landing Pages

Target a Specific Audience & Action with Landing Pages

Do you struggle to communicate to a specific audience with a clear and concise message? Does that message need to create a different response or action from other audiences…

Author Icon Kevin Mellen
Date Icon 12/10/20
Giving Portraits Personality with Stop Motion

Giving Portraits Personality with Stop Motion

Stop motion is an animated, filmmaking technique where objects are moved in small increments between photographs, so that they appear to be moving when played back in sequence. Instead of objects,…

Author Icon Kevin Mellen
Date Icon 11/15/20
A Look Back

A Look Back

Working at Creative Mellen has been an absolute joy and incredible learning experience. I remember going to the studio for my interview and hoping I would get the internship…

Author Icon Yized Hernandez
Date Icon 8/25/20
We’re In This Together

We’re In This Together

Creative Mellen worked with the Iowa City Area Business Partnership, Iowa City Area Development Group, Iowa City Downtown District, and Think Iowa City to provide a website tool meant…

Author Icon Jill Fishbaugh
Date Icon 4/28/20
Designing Enticing Emails

Designing Enticing Emails

At Creative Mellen, we enjoy designing emails that are successful. And by success, we mean emails that your target audience will open, read, and take a desired action. Using…

Author Icon Jill Fishbaugh
Date Icon 12/10/19
Suit Up with TuffWrap

Suit Up with TuffWrap

Creative Mellen has worked with TuffWrap over the years to develop marketing campaigns that help build some buzz and connect with their audiences. This year, we extended last year’s…

Author Icon Kevin Mellen
Date Icon 4/9/19
New Label Design for Sutliff Cider

New Label Design for Sutliff Cider

Sutliff Cider, Iowa’s Original Hard Cider, is now available in stores throughout the Iowa City – Cedar Rapids Corridor. Creative Mellen is proud to have been part of the…

Author Icon Kevin Mellen
Date Icon 10/25/18
Creative Mellen’s Own Website Wins Award

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…

Author Icon Jill Fishbaugh
Date Icon 8/13/18