MELISSA DESIGN delivers fresh & innovative design solutions for print and web. Design Services include: Illustration, Logo Design, Book Design & Covers, Brochures, Newsletters, Trade Show Graphics & Signage, Website & Blog Banners and Package Design. Additional services include: Branding, Naming, Copy Writing Services and Marketing Strategies.

If you have a specific project in mind, whether it is an illustration, logo or website banner, but don't know where to start, Melissa can artfully guide you through the design process. From concept to publication, your design will receive immediate and personal attention.

Melissa Muldoon began her graphic design company MELISSA DESIGN in 1993. Prior to that, she worked as a designer in a River North Design Studio in Chicago, as corporate designer for A.T. Kearney Management Consultants, and as a designer for a direct mail company. She has a Master's Degree in Art History from the University of Illinois at Champaign Urbana, and studied painting and design in Florence, Italy. She is currently based in San Francisco, but her clients are located all over the country and in Italy.

If you are interested in a new logo, design, package concept, illustration or have a specific design project in mind, call Melissa at: 510-353-9200 for a competitive quote. Let's start designing today!

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Happy and satisfied clients are the best way to market and grow a business. As a result, the majority of Melissa's new clients come from client referrals. Read on to see what people are saying about MelissaDesign...

Thai Kitchen Web Site - Press Release "Designed by MelissaDesign Thai sets the gold standard for consumer web sites with it's ease of use, expanded offerings that attend to every potential consumer need, and detailed product information. The website's sleek new look and imagery evokes thoughts of Thailand and stimulates the appetite, while the improved navigation allows users to effortlessly more around the comprehensive,content-rich site."

Cindy Marcy, Marcy & Partners - "I definitely could choose more than three top attributes for Melissa. She has done a range of work for me over the years, including creating corporate identity, stimuli for focus groups, website design, etc. I have recommended her to several others, and all have been equally impressed. I consider myself very lucky to have a talent like Melissa on my team! "

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

Shannon Daily - Brand Manager, Breyers YoCrunch "You ROCK! Thank you very much for the quick turn around time and the wonderfully creative concepts. The new halloween Yogurt Cups look great!"

Karen Gilbert - Educational Foundation of Orinda "Your designs are wonderful!"

Pauline Berry - Brand Manager, Home Grown Foods "This looks great! (regarding design for Fantastic Foods' website) Exactly what I had in mind. Awesome job!"

Troy Gormally - Principal, Natural Creations "Melissa, thanks for everything, the website is really looking great. We are very pleased with its' progress, and receive many compliments on it. Here is a clip about our website from the editor of the Amateurs' Digest..."

'Your site (Natural Creations) is fabulous. One of the best I've seen on the net. Very professional yet down to earth and friendly. Not to mention the super graphics. They are very attractive'"

Jesse Singer - Editor, Redleaf Press "I'm sending you copies of our brand-new book "Teaching by Heart" (it is fresh off the press). I think the illustrations turned out beautifully, and I'm glad I had the chance to work with you. The illustrations really add a nice element to the book. We all appreciate the time and effort you put into them - it really shows. We will definitely keep you in mind for upcoming projects. Your fast and attentive work impressed us yet again and helped us keep to our schedule."

Lauren Melton, CEO Cryptx "After working with Melissa at a former company, I knew I could rely on her to help my new business get off the ground. She is especially good at taking rough, undeveloped concepts and bringing them to life - whether in a business plan, presentation or brochure.

Pam Rhodes - Rhodes Marketing "Melissa - Thank you so much for creating our stationery and powerpoint designs. We absolutely love them! You have been so wonderful to work with - talented, fast, professional. I just wish I knew you long ago. I'm looking forward to working on more projects with you in the future."


In addition to being a designer Melissa is also la STUDENTESSA MATTA - the crazy linguist of the Italian language. She writes the blog "Diario di una studentessa matta" to explore life in Italy and flex Italian language skills. She also co-hosts language immersion programs in Italy twice a year.

Read her blog "Diario di una Studentessa Matta", an award winning blog, choosen by Italy Magazine in 2013 as a top 6 Italian Cultural Blog World Wide, as well as by & Lexiophile's World Wide Annual Language Blog Competition every year since the blog's creation in 2010.

What people are saying about STUDENTESSA MATTA:

Susan Van Allen: Golden Days in Italy Blog & author of “100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go” I’m so grateful to have met so many fellow Italofiles through the Blogosphere. One of the most fascinating is Melissa Muldoon. Many know her as La Studentessa Matta = The Crazy Student, who writes a wonderful blog, in Italian, featuring her funny and passionate reportings about Italian current events and culture, including such goodies as a colorful recent post about La Festa della Bruna in Matera. It was great to finally meet Melissa in person last month when we joined in with Le Donne d’Italia in San Francisco for a Passport to Italy event at the Museo Italo Americano. She’s as charming in person as she appears in her blog and on her Facebook page

Dianne Hales: Author of “La Bella Lingua” & “Mona Lisa: A Life Discovered”:  Brava, Melissa, una gemella anima (a kindred spirit)! 

Madeline Clarke Jhawar at Italy Beyond the Obvious writes (view comment on Linkedin): Melissa truly has a passion for Italy and the Italian language, and as a fellow blogger and Italophile, I have recommended her blog to many of my clients as a great place for them to practice Italian before departure as well as discover new ways to learn the language, keep on top of news and cultural events in the country and even read about art history. As someone who plans trips to Italy, I can also vouch for the tours she leads: well planned, well balanced, and well priced!

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