Melisa Polazzi

Associate Creative Director

New York

A graduate of the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, Mel has graphic design experience across branding and collateral, direct mail and catalog design and web and interactive advertising design. Prior to joining Munroe’s New York office, Mel was lead designer for At the Yard, a Minor League Baseball magazine in Connecticut. While a designer at the full-service, Boston-based Sullivan Creative, her identity, catalog and direct mail work earned her awards from the New England Direct Marketing Association and Graphic Design USA. In our New York office, Mel leads projects for WebMD/Medscape, J.P. Morgan Asset Management, Coleman Research Group, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Lymphoma Research Foundation, among others.

Fun Facts:

Who is the most inspirational creative/business person?
Grace Bonney from Design Sponge and Joy Cho of Oh Joy.

Name a YouTube video you will never get sick of watching.
Turk from Scrubs doing the dance to Poison >

If you could have an endless supply of any food, what would you choose?
Bread and Cheese.

Do you have any hidden talents?
I play ice hockey and can wind surf. I secretly think I could go pro in women’s golf.

Who is your favorite fictional character?
Taylor Swift.

What is your most embarrassing moment?
The time Darren and I showed up to work in matching outfits.

You are stranded on an island, what 3 things do you bring?
1) My kindle
2) The Internet (so I can download books to my kindle)
3) Bread and cheese