WELCOME TO THE HIVE

The Hive is a collection of work by Melissa Ysaura that is guided by empathy and integrity.

By day, Melissa is the Festival Graphic Designer at Sundance Institute with experience in branding, event production, and visual art for music and film.

By night, she creates visceral editorial pieces inspired by emotions, spirituality, esotericism, and various design styles such as modernism, brutalism, and retrowave.

She is currently available for part-time employment and freelance hire, hailing from Los Angeles, California.




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WELCOME TO THE HIVE



DESIGN FOR PARAMORE

Paramore is an American rock band hailing from Franklin, Tennessee. 

In April 2021, the band collaborated with Creative Allies and hosted a merchandise design contest in anticipation of the re-release of their album, Riot!

These were the entries submitted for review with the band.



DELIVERABLES:
→ BRANDED GRAPHICS
→ MERCHANDISE DESIGN

VALUE:
→ EMPATHY

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DESIGN FOR FFS FILMS LLC.

FFS Films is an independent film production company who’s mission is to provide affordable access and film production resources to any and all aspiring creators.

In collaboration with the co-founders, I was asked to give their website and overall brand a refresh before the launch of their first film, Patrick. This was achieved by implementing a bolder color palette, clean typography, and modern imagery that backed the company’s existing logo.



DELIVERABLES:
→ BRAND REFRESH
→ WEBSITE DESIGN
→ SOCIAL MEDIA TEMPLATES
→ PRINT COLLATERAL

VALUE:
→ INTEGRITY

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PRODUCTION FOR INFORMA MARKETS

Informa Markets organizes over 500 large-scale branded events in 14 specialist markets, where buyers and sellers build relationships, see and show products and do business.

As a production artist in the Informa Markets creative team, I assisted the design and marketing teams with the creation of graphic material for various global exhibitions.



DELIVERABLES:
→ SMALL-SCALE PRINT DESIGN
→ LARGE-SCALE PRINT DESIGN
→ DIGITAL ASSET DESIGN
→ PRINT FILE PREPARATION

VALUE:
→ INTEGRITY

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DESIGN AND PRODUCTION FOR
KIDZ CON LLC.

Kidz Con is a themed convention that offers a unique and playful shopping experience for kids and their families.

In collaboration with the CEO, I was able to provide the brand with supportive illustrations that were used across various collateral, various-scale print design, and social media content that showcased various details about the event.



DELIVERABLES:
→ SOCIAL MEDIA CONTENT
→ SUPPORTIVE ILLUSTRATIONS
→ SMALL-SCALE PRINT DESIGN
→ LARGE-SCALE PRINT DESIGN

VALUE:
→ INTEGRITY

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DESIGN FOR BEING AS AN OCEAN

Being As An Ocean is an American rock band from Alpine, California.

In honor of their album, Dear G-d, this redesign’s focus was to pair its ultra-personal lyricism with natural photography, a minimal color scheme, and grunge-inspired textures.



DELIVERABLES:
→ ALBUM ARTWORK CONCEPT
→ MERCHANDISE DESIGN
→ PRINT DESIGN

VALUE:
→ EMPATHY

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DESIGN FOR PATRICK THE FILM

Patrick is a multi-award winning LGBT+ short film inspired by director/producer Adam Swain Ferguson’s true experience.

Pulling tones and imagery directly from the film, the design for this film’s poster, key art, and social media content reflects the film’s themes of romance, betrayal, and loss all in one.

The film is currently available on Amazon Prime, Google Play, Apple TV, and YouTube.



DELIVERABLES:
→ FILM POSTER DESIGN
→ DVD COVER DESIGN
→ SOCIAL MEDIA CONTENT
→ KEY ART DESIGN


VALUE:
→ INTEGRITY

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MISCELLANEOUS EDITORIAL WORK

This is a collection of editorial pieces created as instagram posts and crypto art.

Most are explorations of photo manipulation, typography, 3D objects, and textures.




VALUE:
→ EMPATHY

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