Melissa Dean

Design & Media Manager

A graphic designer and artist, Melissa began her work for the Foundation as a consultant, and came on as staff in 2012. As the Design & Media Manager, she oversees the Foundation’s websites and visual media projects, and works collaboratively with the Communications Manager on communications projects and strategy. Melissa holds a BA in Photography from St. Mary’s College of Maryland, a MFA in Printmedia from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and is proud to count Joan Mitchell as a fellow alumna.

Melissa has long worked with non-profits and progressive causes as a former freelancer and designer for Revolution Messaging, where she completed work for clients such as ACLU, Amnesty International, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation,, and Planned Parenthood. Melissa has additionally worked as an arts educator, and has taught graphic arts, printmaking, and photography to high school, college and adult students.