Melissa Marie Taylor
CONTACT INFO TECHNICAL SKILLS
Work with architects and interior
designers to create environmental
graphics and signage for high end
clientele. I helped on photoshoots, as
well as other marketing collateral.
Hired to help with the environmental
branding for the new Middleton office,
my role at Fiskars has been creative
lead on project strategies, packaging,
photography, museum design and more.
I was hired on at the architecture firm
Kahler Slater to the environmental
branding team. I assisted on projects
for clients such as Snap-on, Mars, Inc.,
and the Bartolotta Restaurants. Work
ranged greatly from donor walls to
restaurant branding, and included
working with architects, interior
designers, fabricators, and clients.
Working in a Milwaukee advertising
agency for clients such as Briggs and
Stratton, I was a part of a team creating
advertisement campaigns for companies,
tag lines, headlines, web banners, fliers,
inserts, displays, and more.
In the tourism office for Milwaukee, I
designed magazine covers, poster, post
cards, business cards, logos, and more
to promote Milwaukee.
Solid Waste Research Grant Recipient
The University of Wisconsin System State Environmental Fund I was awarded a $4,000 grant to continue research and development on my phone app, “Plated Pear”. The app encourages smart use of food in the consumer’s household, reducing food waste and its effects on budget, energy, and methane emissions by bringing attention to consumer’s food. Presentations & Exhibitions
Sustainability Summit & Exhibition
I presented my research on food waste and my subsequent “Plated Pear” app project with other UWM design and visual communication students. Social Justice Symposium Presentation
The UW-Milwaukee architecture school was approached by the KAMII to design a vehicle to sell organic produce from their urban farm in the food deserts of Chicago. On a team with graduate architecture students led by Regent’s Teaching Excellence Award recipient Professor Don Hanlon, we created and presented a full structure with graphics for this food trailer in four days. Interests & Volunteering
Gensler - GServer
Volunteer in fundraising and community outreach programs. Fiskars Volunteer Comity Member
Aid in fundraising for United Way and the Boy & Girls Club. University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
PECK School of the Arts Department of Art and Design BFA of Design and Visual Communication - December 2013 Minor in Art History