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My Background
Since 2007 I have worked with a wide range of organizations, from Fortune 500 companies, to 501(c)(3) organizations, to startups. I specialize in working with small businesses and non-profits to maximize brand and content integration — in other words, crafting the way a message saturates all aspects of an organization’s communication.

Though I am a graphic designer by trade, I approach design projects as a marketing consultant with a business degree.

Teaming Up – For the Win
Many of my clients remark that working with me is a different experience. Not only will we discuss beautiful design, but how things function with your overall goals — how your clients or donors will engage and respond to the pieces we create together.

Working with me means gaining a vision partner, a fresh set of eyes who has your best interest in mind. My deepest satisfaction is found in understanding your mission, helping you express that passion, and seeing positive results.

Adaptive Work Style
Graphic design for non profits has a different set of needs from graphic design for business. Some creative professionals focus on the art alone. For me, understanding ways in which media and communication both convey and create meaning is an important focus of my craft.

I work hard to adapt to client needs. If you want someone to process ideas with, we can set up phone calls to discuss concepts or plans of action. If you prefer to hire someone who can work with little direction, I can also work independently. If you are a boutique outfit, let’s meet over coffee and negotiate a fixed rate based on your budget. If you are looking to conduct a series of branding projects, let’s discuss a monthly retainer to get you through the busy season.

Tell me what you need, and I will make it happen.

Creative Network
In addition to an adaptive work style, I offer a wide range of services through my creative professional network which includes artists, writers, illustrators, videographers and developers. Depending on your vision I can assemble and manage a production team to fit your vision.

Getting Started
Let’s discuss your upcoming project. The process begins with a free consultation and estimate, no strings attached. To get started, call or message here and say hello.

Melody Stanford is a graphic designer based in Allston, MA. She offers design, marketing, consulting and photography services for a wide range of clients, particularly religion non-profits and small businesses.