Designer / Owner

Kevin Mellen

Kevin has more than 18 years of award-winning advertising and design experience. His project background includes national and regional advertising campaigns, direct mail, brochures, catalogs, alumni magazines, branding, identity, environmental graphics, apparel, websites, interactive design, and TV. Previously, Kevin was a senior art director for an advertising agency and the director of creative services and designer at a higher education marketing firm serving more than 100 public and private institutions across the country. In 2012, he launched Creative Mellen, a design firm that focuses on growing brands through meaningful and memorable designs. He’s a dog lover and a self-proclaimed handyman who enjoys a good meal and traveling with his wife.

New Label Design for Sutliff Cider

Sutliff Cider, Iowa’s Original Hard Cider, is now available in stores throughout the Iowa City – Cedar Rapids Corridor. Creative Mellen is proud to have been part of the…

Kevin Mellen
10/25/18

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…

Kevin Mellen
5/18/18

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…

Kevin Mellen
4/19/18