Melanie Roberts

linchpin creative

Arlington, VA, USA
I provide reliable support to associations, government agencies, and small businesses by delivering comprehensive services, including:
• Consistent branding and messaging across all touch points; social media, print, and web
• Fresh ideas that may give you a different perspective—[perhaps a PowerPoint presentation isn’t the best solution]
• Creative that enhances content, and
• Content that is easy to understand and engages the reader
I can also help you economize by delivering practical, creative solutions that give you the ability to do things yourself (DIY).
My list of expertise includes, but is not limited to: • Exhibit design for events and shows
• Retail Point-of-Purchase (POP) design
• Plain Language*
• Logo design and brand management • Writing and editing
• Photography
• Illustration
• Asset Management

Work Experience


Art Director

October 1995 - February 2012 Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Rand McNally

Graphic Designer

February 1994 - June 1995 Skokie, Illinois, United States

Brach's Confections

Graphic Designer

May 1993 - November 1993 Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois, United States

Glenwood Academy

Assistant Director of Communications

November 1991 - May 1993 Glenwood, Illinois, United States


Northern Illinois University

Bachelor of Fine Arts

August 1987 - May 1991 DeKalb, Illinois, United States


Graphic Design USA

Inhouse Design Award


Graphic Design USA

Inhouse Design Award


Neenah Paper

Gold Award



Merit Award


Mohawk Paper

Award of Excellence



Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Illustration, Powerpoint,