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One Month In

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…

Author Icon Matthew Mesaros
Date Icon 7/23/14
The Anatomy of a 3D Website

The Anatomy of a 3D Website

Cyber-Anatomy, in partnership with the #1 human anatomy atlas of drawings by F. Netter, created powerful 3D software using advanced gaming technology to identify, study, and teach anatomy. To…

Author Icon Kevin Mellen
Date Icon 6/17/14
A festival worthy of a rebrand

A festival worthy of a rebrand

EntreFEST is Iowa’s largest gathering of entrepreneurs, business owners, corporate innovators and community builders. This years event in Iowa City included more than 70 speakers to talk about various…

Author Icon Kevin Mellen
Date Icon 5/19/14
Gathering the hardware!

Gathering the hardware!

Creative Mellen took home eight awards at the 46th annual American Advertising Award celebration—three Best of Categories (more than any other company), three Golds, and two Silvers. Award-winning work…

Author Icon Kevin Mellen
Date Icon 2/24/14
It’s ok to brag

It’s ok to brag

Iowa has always been a great place to live, work, and play. In an effort to create talk value for the state and its Creative Corridor, Creative Mellen, Sculpt,…

Author Icon Kevin Mellen
Date Icon 1/12/14
Code training intensified!

Code training intensified!

A new intensive nine-week developer bootcamp at the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center was in need of a brand and identity. The “Dev/Iowa Bootcamp” (as it became to be called)…

Author Icon Kevin Mellen
Date Icon 12/12/13
Navigating your identity

Navigating your identity

Ellen Hallin Life Strategies helps individuals, families, and groups navigate relationships, careers, faith, and identity. Creating directional and pathway components within the logo was key in branding Ellen Hallin…

Author Icon Kevin Mellen
Date Icon 11/27/13
Taking the world by storm!

Taking the world by storm!

Seed Here Studios with John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, worked with Creative Mellen to create a new brand and identity for “Student IdeaStorm,” a resource and platform for any student…

Author Icon Kevin Mellen
Date Icon 11/8/13
The clock is ticking!

The clock is ticking!

It’s time. Discover how to guide your brand with strategy, design, and messaging to help your company build equity and stand the test of time. Be design wise and…

Author Icon Kevin Mellen
Date Icon 11/1/13