Melissa Cronk

Art Director & Designer

Los Angeles, CA, USA
I am a conceptual designer with a life-long passion for visual problem-solving and a genuine desire to create good work. My proficiencies include print & digital design, branding, layout, packaging, illustration, and more. Based in the Greater Los Angeles Area.

Work Experience

AkinsParker

Art Director

AkinsParker is a full-service design and advertising agency located in Santa Ana, California helping many of the world's leading companies transform their businesses.

As an Art Director at AkinsParker, I am part of a team of talented creative thinkers who work together to develop strategic ideas and designs for our clients. Our project work includes print & digital design, branding, ad concepts, and more.
August 2017 - California, United States

MBA & MS Programs, Fox School Of Business At Temple University

Graphic Designer

Assisted with creating various marketing material for the MBA and MS programs at the Fox School of Business, Temple University. Media includes animated web banners, brochures, info-graphics, posters, etc.
August 2016 - May 2017 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Disc Makers

Marketing Web Design Intern

Composed weekly HTML emails, designed various web banner graphics, designed interactive PDF guides, designed posters, updated and redesigned company websites, sorted and picked CDs/digipaks, DVDs, and vinyl records to be used as marketing samples.
May 2016 - August 2016 Pennsauken, New Jersey, United States

Innovation And Entrepreneurship Institute, Fox School Of Business At Temple University

Graphic Designer

Created various promotional media for both print and digital applications that are used throughout the Temple University campus.
August 2014 - August 2016 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

JPL Creative

Web Design Intern

Assisted with various website design, web banner graphics, image editing, and logo concepts for clients such as The Hershey Company, Dickinson Law, and Graham Packaging Company.
May 2014 - August 2014 Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States

Education

Temple University - Tyler School Of Art

Bachelor of Fine Art

GPA 3.83, Magna Cum Laude
August 2014 - Present Pennsylvania, United States

Harrisburg Area Community College

Associate of Art

GPA 3.8
August 2012 - May 2014 Pennsylvania, United States

Awards

Graphis

Graphis New Talent Annual 2017 Silver Award

2017

AIGA - The Professional Association For Design

2016 Flux Student Design Competition Merit Award

2017

Refugees In Europe International Poster Competition

Top ten poster selected by jury from 500 submissions

2016

Tyler Restaurant Show

First place Logo Faculty Award

2015

Skills

Adobe After Effects, Adobe Creative Cloud, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Muse, Adobe Photoshop, Branding, CSS 3, Edge Animate, HTML 5, Illustration, Layout Design, MAC Platform, Microsoft Office, Observational Drawing, Photo Manipulation, Windows Platform, WordPress,