Melissa Delzio

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Bio

I enjoy creating beautiful and functional design for good clients. As a freelance graphic designer, living in Portland, Oregon, I have over nine years of experience designing printed and interactive experiences for international and local consumer brands alike.

  • Melissa commented on the article "Design 4 Disasters Fellowship"

    This feels like spec work. To complete this task properly, many hours are required to properly understand what is truly needed by communities hit. Interviews, meetings, possible site visits would be a part of a thorough research phase. Then design, prototyping and finally a presentation. Asking designers to do all this in hopes of winning a contest qualifies as spec per AIGA's own definition. Asking designers to put something together without a thorough research phase, will simply result in bad design, or design that may not effectively achieve its goal. I would LOVE to be HIRED to solve this problem, or employed directly on a pro bono basis, but I will not submit to a contest.

  • Melissa commented on the article "Design 4 Disasters Fellowship"

    This feels like spec work. To complete this task properly, many hours are required to properly understand what is truly needed by communities hit. Interviews, meetings, possible site visits would be a part of a thorough research phase. Then design, prototyping and finally a presentation. Asking designers to do all this in hopes of winning a contest qualifies as spec per AIGA's own definition. Asking designers to put something together without a thorough research phase, will simply result in bad design, or design that may not effectively achieve its goal. I would LOVE to be HIRED to solve this problem, or employed directly on a pro bono basis, but I will not submit to a contest.

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