About Us

Proven Practitioners in the Art and Science of Growth

Mel Maldonado-Turner

creative director

For more than two decades, Mel Maldonado Turner has thrived at the intersection of graphic design and brand strategy. Her work is guided by the belief that meaningful innovation requires a deep understanding of the people who will use what she creates and the changing world that surrounds them.

She started her career at Foote, Cone & Belding, San Francisco, fulfilling a dream of working for an agency with global clients such as Apple, Levi Strauss & Co., and Pacific Bell. Mel also brings creative leadership from international, in-house agency experience with National Instruments as executive producer.

Mel’s practice has been notable for crossing media genres, drawing on references from a diverse range of cultural, historical, aesthetic, and technological sources. Her work encompasses brand identities, environmental design, multiscale exhibitions, signage systems, print, motion, and interactive graphics.

Mel holds a BA from the University of Texas at Austin and has served as a board member of the American Institute of Graphic Arts, Austin.