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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

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…

Cassie Wenger
1/3/15

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…

Kevin Mellen
12/1/14

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…

Kevin Mellen
11/12/14

Endless Possibilities

When I first interviewed for the internship at Creative Mellen, Kevin asked me what I liked about design, and I said everything. Then he asked me where I wanted…

Cassie Wenger
8/20/14

One Month In

To understand the momentousness of my time at Creative Mellen requires a bit of a regression. My name is Matthew Mesaros, and two years ago I presumed to be…

Matthew Mesaros
7/23/14