Currently teaching Graphic Communications, Melissa is also a self-employed graphic designer. She has been offering her clients professional design and communication services locally and beyond for over 14 years. From home décor textiles and children’s shoes to branding solutions and communications for businesses, her designs have been sold throughout North America and Europe. Following her passion for her craft, she has traveled to creative hot spots seeking out industry trends. Melissa graduated from the Victoria College of Art before moving into the design field studying in Victoria and Vancouver. She earned an Applied Design certificate from Kwantlen University College, 3D Design certificate from Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design, and a Master of Education from Simon Fraser University. She enjoys wearing the many hats a career in design and communications demands and is happy to share her experience with students in a practical and hands-on way.