In August of 2018, after working in design and content strategy for various companies from Allure Magazine to Digital Marketing Agencies to a nonprofit for 15 years… and getting more recognition for her fine art work, Caitlin decided to hold on tight, take a risk and go out on a limb to start her own design shop. Inquiries for art + affordable, individualized small projects kept coming in, and the time came to either start deflecting freelance projects and spending less time on commissioned artwork… or make it a full time gig. Mello Creative was born.
Caitlin has a bachelor’s degree in print journalism from the Phillip Merrill College of Journalism with a minor in Spanish from The University of Maryland. She is a writer, communications strategist, self-taught graphic designer and multi-talented media powerhouse who brings over a decade of experience in media, publishing, digital content and advertising to the table. Apart from business collateral and web content, her words and ideas have graced the pages of magazines such as the national Land Trust Alliance Magazine, Allure, Lucky, Shape, The Multicultural Education Journal, Urban Latino and Hamptons Cottages & Gardens Magazine. [PORTFOLIO]
Outside of work, Miss Mello enjoys running outdoors, playing soccer, finding the nearest ocean and woodworking (she even built her own kitchen table). She is fluent in Spanish, loves Pablo Neruda and carries a bottle of hot sauce in her bag at all times. She’s lived in exotic locales abroad from Barcelona, Spain to Cuzco, Peru.
EMAIL CAITLIN if you're interested in help with content and copywriting, event promotion, website production, design projects, a kitchen table, a piece of art, a mural...and everything in between.