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Melissa Hines is an award-winning, multidisciplinary design leader, passionate about storytelling, ethical design, and helping teams translate ambiguity into a clear, strategic design vision. With over ten years of design experience, Melissa has held design leadership roles at M+R and Her Campus Media, leading teams of designers and developing cross-functional creative processes to ensure an environment where designers can collaborate and create high-quality designs.

Previously, Melissa designed for mission-driven organizations, including the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, Boston Area Rape Crisis Center, the Boston Foundation, Fenway Health, Her Campus Media, Kindred, Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island, and Mentor National, specializing in creating visuals and campaigns that advance change.

Client Testimonials

I’ve worked with Melissa on numerous projects over the years. Her digital and graphic design and brand strategy and support are, without exception, creative, and innovative. But what I appreciate most about Melissa is the approach she takes to her work. She begins each new project by learning as much as possible about what problems the design is trying to solve. She often has additional ideas and potential solutions that work across multiple platforms. When you hire Melissa, you are hiring more than a designer, you are hiring a strategic partner.

Susan Ryan-Vollmar
Influence Consulting

Melissa not only brings tremendous talent to her work, but she is also a fantastic collaborator who fully immerses herself in the context and goals of each project. She fosters dialogue around each project through thoughtful questions, good listening, an instructive approach to communicating her design input, and being highly responsive to client feedback. If you are seeking a designer who feels like a true teammate in support of your brand and your storytelling, Melissa is the perfect fit.

Heather Davidson
Senior Manager, Communications
Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island


I’ve worked with Melissa since 2014 and have found her work to be nothing less than extraordinary. She is highly communicative, deadline-oriented, professional, and consistently delivers a quality product. What I admire the most about her work is that she is incredibly client-driven and does her best to ensure that she is meeting the expectations laid out before her. Whenever I have a graphic design project I need outsourced, Melissa is always at the top of my list of preferred designers.

Mike Givens
Director of Strategic Communications


Graphic Design USA Health + Wellness Design Award:
Boomerangs: Shop Thrift. Fight AIDS

MarCom Awards Platinum Award:
Her Conference 2018

AVA Digital Awards Gold Award:
Her Campus + NextGen America: Youth Vote

AVA Digital Awards Gold Award:
Her Campus + Bed Head Styling: Festival 2018