About Us.

We are creative thinkers. And doers.

Creative Director Melissa Tatge creates targeted teams of designers, web developers, copywriters, and marketing consultants to deliver integrated brands and full-service communications for our clients.

Melissa Tatge, Creative Director

Melissa Tatge, Creative Director

Melissa launched her little agency with one very simple goal: Do great work for passionate, driven clients who want to build strategic creative partnerships for the long term.

Part of that goal evolves from her style—she values good relationships as much as beautiful type or the perfect shade of blue—and part of it comes from her background: Her formal training is in product design, so she’s particularly attuned to the importance of abiding a cohesive and holistic process. (Be prepared: diving deep in the process means there is sometimes “homework” for clients, but Melissa promises it will be fun.)

Her diverse experience—in graphic design, product design, environmental graphics, branding, and web design—comes from the years she worked as a designer and creative director at various dots on the map including Frances Meyer, Inc. in Savannah, GA, Stan Adler Associates in NYC, and Ecotrust a wildly ambitious gang of conservationists in Portland, Oregon. Since she’s been running the show at her own firm, she’s honed her skills so well that she can deftly cut through all the marketing mumbo jumbo to get to the beating heart of a project.

While there aren’t many “rules” at Melissa Tatge Creative, there is one overriding mantra, something Melissa picked up from one of the industry’s phenoms, Dan Wieden (W+K): “The work comes first.” And she’s a stickler for getting things right the first time. (Her clients love this, by the way). Everything that leaves the studio is impeccably designed meet the dual standards of what her client needs and what is actually going to work in the real world. (Some clients have used the word “magical” when talking about what she does.)

Best of all, she truly cares about the work—and her clients.

Her clients get this. They feel it. And it’s why most of her clients have been with her for years. Because working with Melissa feels real. Real conversation. Real trust. Real collaboration. And, of course, real results.

Offsite

The work in our portfolio could not have been achieved without the committed talent of this professional crew:

Cynthia Artin, Artin Arts
Communications strategy

Norman Borden
Copywriting

Kim Curry, Workhorse Group
Brand & experience strategy

Laura Golben, Bent Creative
Design & production

Alexander Hackett
Design & production

Peter Iannarelli, Pi Advertising
Art direction

Michael Levy
Web development

Laura McCulloch & Suzy Soulé, BridgePoint Creative
Project management & content development

Jonathan Miller, Jonathan Miller Technology
Web apps & development

Evan Numeroff
Web design

Joe Paul
Design

Keith Peters
Communications strategy

Tony Pucca
Copywriting

Laura Scholes, Storyhouse Creative
Copywriting

Lauren Towle, Lauren Towle Creative
Design

Lynn Welsh, lewlew creative
Copywriting