Melisa Summy

Melisa Summy

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Melisa Summy is a student at the University of Cincinnati, working towards a Bachelor of Science in Communication Design and Graphic Design. Previously, she earned a Masters of Arts in Cultural Studies and a Bachelor of Arts in Art History/Literature, Gender Studies and History, both from the University of Miami. She designs unique immersive experiences connecting digital and real-world environments. She is skilled in IxD, AR, VR, Interactive Museum Exhibits, Alexa Skills, Interactive Brand Events, Games, and Wearables. Melisa helps humans interact with technology in meaningful and fun ways.

Melisa Summy left an academic career in cultural studies to learn digital design because she is so passionate about quickly evolving technology and all of the wonderful things it makes possible. 

Melisa Summy has worked in Digital Design & Social Media at UC Athletics Digital Design Co-op, where she created graphics & assisted managing social media accounts with 300k followers & 6 million monthly impressions. This included motion content for marketing & digital scoreboard including #tagboard. She also worked at Always Education on their UI / UX native design across multiple platforms. This included icon and visual systems design, logo design, and traditional printed materials design.

Melisa Summy was an independent consultant at J&R Coordinating Services, participating in various studies for product testing by leading focus groups, brainstorming sessions, discussions, creating mood boards, collages, and writing mock commercials. Melisa served as a Board Member at Fairfield Food Pantry where she attended meetings, planned events, assisted with a redesign of organization website, helped design brochures, fliers, and assisted with fund-raising.

And for seven years, Melisa was an adjunct instructor at Miami University, where she taught Literature and Cultural Studies courses, served on committees for first-year curriculum development, admissions, hiring, and tenure. She also organized conferences, events and speakers.

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