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GDUSA Web Design Award

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…

Author Icon Jill Fishbaugh
Date Icon 5/5/17
Movin’ on Up!

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…

Author Icon Kevin Mellen
Date Icon 11/1/16
Bringing Focus to Discerning Eye’s New Line of Glasses

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…

Author Icon Kevin Mellen
Date Icon 9/29/16
And the winner is…

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…

Author Icon Kevin Mellen
Date Icon 3/16/15
I don’t know everything.

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…

Author Icon Chance Morgan
Date Icon 2/27/15
Art as Paper and Wood

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…

Author Icon Kevin Mellen
Date Icon 2/15/15
A New Beginning

A New Beginning

As I leave Creative Mellen for Pear Deck, I’m happy to know that I’ve gained an incredible amount of experience from my time designing here. I learned how to…

Author Icon Cassie Wenger
Date Icon 1/3/15
Taking Center Stage

Taking Center Stage

As Creative Mellen embarks on a rebranding project with the University of Iowa’s School of Music, and the construction of their new state-of-the-art facility being built, it was clear…

Author Icon Kevin Mellen
Date Icon 12/1/14
Protecting Your Rights

Protecting Your Rights

With the launch of the Law Office of Patrick Jennetten and their desire “to not be like every other law firm,” it was clear to focus on modern aesthetics…

Author Icon Kevin Mellen
Date Icon 11/12/14