Melissa Namala

Melissa Namala


  • Won National Science Foundation contest for internationally displayed poster, 2003
  • Awarded client-nominated APPLAUSE twice — monthly and annually — for service and excellence, 2001


I am an enthusiastic, self-motivated publications specialist with more than 10 years experience designing for the diverse internal and external audiences of non-profits, academia and the private sector. I enjoy working with clients to assess opportunities and develop visual solutions that can be carried out from conceptualization through production and distribution. I am also at ease juggling multiple projects while meeting tight deadlines and maintaining a cheerful disposition. I am eager to learn and quick to react to changing trends.


Welcome to my VisualCV. For your viewing pleasure, a representative sample of my work for Boys Town and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) can be found in the column to the right alongside my professional highlights, education and skills. Additional projects of mine can be found toward the bottom of this page.

Thank you for your consideration and have a wonderful day.

Work History

Work History
Sep 2008 - Present

Graphic Designer

Boys Town
  • Develop overall layout and production design for Boys Town publications
  • Create artwork for print and electronic media
  • Maintain brand consistency of Boys Town materials in accordance with the Boys Town style guide
  • Utilize strong visual and conceptual problem-solving skills
  • Make recommendations regarding the cost effectiveness of alternative production and design options
Jul 2007 - Aug 2008

Graphic Designer

Warren Distribution
  • Designed monthly sales fliers distributed nationally to all Toyota, Lexus and Scion dealerships
  • Designed monthly company newsletter, the YAK (You Auto Know)
  • Modified and managed automotive fluid labels for nationally and internationally distributed brands such as Polar, MFA Oil, SuperTech and AutoZone
  • Shot digital photographs of products and events
  • Created planograms, shelf talkers, aisle violators and other client sales aids
  • Optimized and uploaded images for Toyota Associated Products Website:
Nov 2003 - Jul 2007

Publications/Graphic Design Specialist

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Publications
  • Designed promotional and reference print materials for UNL and its colleges, programs and units
  • Worked toward UNL marketing, branding and communication goals
  • Consulted with clients to determine publication image, purpose, budget and schedule
  • Managed design process through all stages of production (design, proofs, prepress and printing)
  • Helped fellow develop policies, procedures, themes and material for UNL's Design Standards Toolbox
Mar 1998 - Nov 2003

Publications/Graphic Designer

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Arts & Sciences Dean's Office
  • Designed and produced professional publications (posters, brochures, newsletters, programs, invitations, etc.) for the College of Arts & Sciences (A&S)
  • Assisted members of the A&S community in marketing to and communicating with students, faculty, staff, alumni, and other constituencies with quality, accuracy, and adherence to the University-wide and UNL design, branding and image standards
  • Coordinated resources for the production and distribution of publications
  • Edited articles for the A&S newsletter
Jun 1995 - Jul 1995

Editorial Intern

Common Boundary Magazine
  • Earned national magazine internship through the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME)
  • Wrote and edited articles eploring the common boundary between psychology, spirituality and creativity





Web Development

Digital Photography


Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Word

Acrobat Professional

Adobe Illustrator CS, CS2 and CS3

Adobe Photoshop CS, CS2 and CS3

Adobe InDesign CS, CS2 and CS3 (and its former incarnation, PageMaker)

PC Platform

Mac OSX Platform