My name is Mel Cooper and I’m a versatile and trusted graphic designer based in the south of the UK where I work from my home studio. I specialise in graphic design for print and digital and offer a diverse range of creative services.
With twenty-five years in the graphic design industry – in corporate, design agency and freelance environments – I’ve been privileged to work with a wide variety of fabulous clients across the UK and abroad. I get a real buzz from collaborating with businesses of all sizes although I have a particular soft spot for Small and Medium Size Enterprises (SMEs). Whether you’re a large organisation, just starting out, or a design agency or a charity, I would love to collaborate.
I originally founded Mellowdesign Creative in November 2004. I’ve been getting excited about ideas and all-things-creative as far back as I can recall so setting up on my own to do what I love was a natural next-step after a few years’ experience.
Steve Jobs said, “The only way to do great work is to love what you do,” and that certainly resonates for me. I have always been a creative type and find inspiration everywhere; the possibilities are endless and my passion for life reflects this. As a life-long learner and people-person, I love collaboration as a means to inspire and develop great design-thinking.
The best thing about being a graphic designer is being able to take your brief and bring it to life using my insight and creativity. My clients love the exceptional benefits I bring to their vision, whether it’s a for a simple layout or developing a new brand identity. I’m proud that the majority
of my work comes via word-of-mouth and recommendation.
Lorinda Mamo, Designer & Interior Stylist, said, “Every great design begins with an even better story.” I love this quote, and I love hearing your individual stories; the human element – the ‘why’. This is what I respond to as a creative; I want to know what makes you and your business tick and how I can use my skills to enhance your vision.
I make it my priority to ask all the relevant questions in getting to know you and your design needs. It’s important that I understand your audience and how to best grab their attention with the right visual message. I take each project from concept to completion as well as partnering with teams, clients and suppliers at all levels. I value taking quality time to understand & discuss your design needs in order to create successful personal or customer-facing solutions which not only work well but look good. I actually enjoy design meetings, even if they are restricted to Zoom meetings at present!
Each project is an opportunity to create something new, which I find really exciting - I love a blank canvas paired with a new challenge! I approach each project individually with a positive vibe and a sense of exploration, using research, insight and my expertise to successfully meet your brief. Whether I’m designing within your established brand or working with you to create or enhance a new, distinctive identity, no project is too big or small. My primary passion and focus are on providing impactful creative solutions, helping you to stand out from the crowd.
As well as the creative side, I also look after your account so you’re always working with someone who has a solid understanding of your design and business requirements. I possess excellent organisational skills and have a proven record of creating and managing projects on time and within budget. I am emotionally intelligent and have effective interpersonal skills to build rich and honest relationships with employees, customers, and business partners. I am positive, self-motivated, flexible, and able to function well under tight deadlines. Building great relationships with clients is something I pride myself in. Working with me means you get a committed designer working directly with you or as one of of your design team.
What’s YOUR story?
Books (layout & covers)
CD & album artwork
Charts & diagrams
Coaching & tuition
Invitations (events // wedding)
Leaflets & flyers
Report & accounts
Save the date cards
Signage (print & digital)
Social media graphics
Thank you cards
With compliments slips