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Dimensional Group’s New Site Measures Up

We are excited to share one of our latest website redesign projects—The Dimensional Group. Our strategy was to take their online presence to a new level by creating a…

Kevin Mellen
10/5/17

A Bright Future

With two and a half years at Creative Mellen behind me, I have had the opportunity to gain an unimaginable amount of experience in such a short amount of…

Chance Morgan
9/22/17

GDUSA Web Design Award

Creative Mellen’s work for D. C. Taylor’s website redesign was awarded at this year’s American Web Design Awards competition. The accolade is published in Graphic Design USA’s (GDUSA) print and…

Jill Fishbaugh
5/5/17

Movin’ on Up!

We are delighted to announce the opening of our new office at 24 1/2 South Clinton Street, Suite 2, in downtown Iowa City — just 23 steps above our…

Kevin Mellen
11/1/16

Bringing Focus to Discerning Eye’s New Line of Glasses

We are proud to have provided branding and design for Discerning Eye’s new line of glasses—Focus. We developed point-of-purchase displays, retail signage, and interior wall and window graphics. Now…

Kevin Mellen
9/29/16

And the winner is…

It’s another season of award competitions and once again Creative Mellen received some good old hardware for web design! We took home an AdFed Gold for the Law Office…

Kevin Mellen
3/16/15

I don’t know everything.

I remember it as if it were yesterday. It was 9:05 am on a Thursday, and I was cranky, cold, and attempting to muster up enough courage to get…

Chance Morgan
2/27/15

Art as Paper and Wood

The company name says it all. Local artist Robert Slotterback creates artwork in the medium of only paper and wood. He came to Creative Mellen in need of a…

Kevin Mellen
2/15/15