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For the love of good design.

Melissa Nelson Greenberg, known to many as Melisse, is an award winning art director, designer, and fine artist. She has a passion for what is simple yet complex: GOOD DESIGN. This applies from the smallest detail to the bird's eye view. Melisse believes each part of the process from concept to finish should be executed with joy and precision. When form meets function, it seems like magic. However, it is simply good design. 

With over 17 years of professional design experience in NYC, Los Angeles, and the Bay Area, growing up in a musical world, and raising two young children — Melisse has discovered happiness through finding, creating, and perpetuating the little things in life that make the world a better place to live in. Joy by design. 

Currently, Melisse is the art director for Cameron Kids, which you can learn more about here. She has also just completed writing her first children's book called "Oh, Bear" slated to publish in the Spring of 2019.

 

AWARDS

AIGA 50 books 50 covers — award for the design of See The City written and illustrated by Matteo Pericoli

Society of Illustrators Art Director Award for Doña Flor written by Pat Mora, illustrated by Raul Colon

Society of Illustrators Original Art Show — at least one book per year from 2002-2010 that Melisse art directed and designed were included in this fabulous show

Various books on NY Times Best sellers List such as Wild About Books, Eldest, and The Book Thief

New York Book Show awards for design (2007, 2008, 2009)

Michael J. Printz Honor books

Martha Stewart Apprentice (first episode show) — chosen as one of two designers from all of Random House as behind the scenes designer 

Woo Hoo award (2004 - an award given to most exemplary employee in department each year)

Residency in Tribeca - Artist in Residence with Chashama (2005-2006)

Center for Arts and Technology Fellow

Cozadd Center for Community Service Challenge Service Learning Grant, 1999

 

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