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