Melissa Johnston is a dedicated designer whose background in marketing and graphic design brings a unique understanding of both the creative and business sides of projects.
For nearly two decades, Melissa has been client-focused from both the perspective of a graphic designer and a business and marketing professional. Prior to joining The Hatcher Group, she worked at ASCD, a nonprofit membership association supporting educators worldwide, as a senior graphic designer creating books, websites, marketing materials, publications, advertisements, conference and signage materials, logos and motion graphics. Through freelance opportunities and previous experience at design agencies and in-house creative teams, Melissa also brings valuable expertise in print and digital communications from working with clients including AARP International, American Bankers Association, Children’s National Medical Center, Ledger Bennett, The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), National Geographic Society, National Institute on Aging, and UNESCO.
Melissa earned her B.B.A. degree in marketing from the University of Iowa in 2002. After realizing her passion for visual communications, she then went on to earn her B.F.A. in graphic design from George Mason University in 2012 to pursue a career that utilized her creative talents. In her spare time, Melissa enjoys having dance parties with her daughter, traveling, exploring nature, and making memories with family and friends.
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