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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
How to Reinvent a University Magazine

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…

Author Icon Jill Fishbaugh
Date Icon 7/10/18
Revisiting Your Brand

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…

Author Icon Kevin Mellen
Date Icon 5/18/18
Packaging design award is more than just an honor.

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…

Author Icon Kevin Mellen
Date Icon 4/19/18
Hack Attack

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…

Author Icon Kevin Mellen
Date Icon 2/26/18
5 Years of Using Our Melons

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…

Author Icon Kevin Mellen
Date Icon 1/4/18
Von Maur Book In Stores

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…

Author Icon Jill Fishbaugh
Date Icon 12/1/17
Dimensional Group’s New Site Measures Up

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…

Author Icon Kevin Mellen
Date Icon 10/5/17
A Bright Future

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…

Author Icon Chance Morgan
Date Icon 9/22/17