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.

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

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…

Kevin Mellen
2/26/18