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     I'm Mary Melissa.



My life in the creative arts actually began at the early age of 3.  Much to my mother's dismay, I had a love for glitter and construction paper that would end up covering the kitchen table and floor.  At Virginia Commonwealth University, I pursued my studies in the visual arts. 


During my studies, I worked in community education, styling and events such as the James Hogan fashion show.  After completion of my M.A. in Luxury and Fashion Management, I was asked to join the faculty at Ai of Charleston.  As an Adjunct instructor, I have taught a variety of classes, been involved with  Charleston Fashion Week,  and helped develop curriculum for the Fashion Department.  Along with teaching, I have spent the past five years working freelance jobs including events, styling, social media, product development and production



​​Art Direction | Brand Management | Consumer Engagement | Content Creation | Creative Direction Event Logistics | Presentation Development

Product Development | Social Media Marketing Trend/Market Analysis | Visual Merchandising 




Photoshop | Illustrator | InDesign | Lightroom

Canva |  Sketchup | Acrobat | Kaledo


Word | Excel | Outlook | Powerpoint | Keynote

Pages | Numbers | Asana

Odds N Ends:

Sewing | Sketching | Sculpture | Prop Construction Vignette Construction | Textiles 


Team Building | Product  Management | Multitasking

Adaptability | Motivational Speaking | Reflexivity

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