Hi, I'm Mel.

 This is Elroy, my dog. He's an art director as well.

This is Elroy, my dog. He's an art director as well.

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Hi. I'm Mel Riggs.

I’m a senior art director living in Kansas City. I concentrate on advertising, branding, social, design and most importantly, the creative idea. 

I'd love to chat about how I can help your brand or company.

I’ve had the privilege of working with brands like Target, Google Play, The United State of Women (An Obama Family White House initiative), E! News, UGG Australia, Nissan, Infiniti, Audi, the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park, Epson, Singapore Airlines, Johnson & Johnson and Crate & Barrel.  

I'm originally from bourbon country, but I now call the midwest home.

On the weekends you can find me crafting away. I love working with dyes and on my loom. Check out my latest projects on my craft website.


Deutsch LA  July 2017 - Present 

Senior Art Director on Target

Los Angeles, CA


BBH LA September 2015 - June 2017

Senior Art Director on Google Play, Google Play Music, The United State of Women, E! News 

Los Angeles, CA


M&C Saatchi April 2013 - July 2015

Art Director on UGG, San Diego Zoo and Safari Park, Epson, Visit West Hollywood, Veggie Grill and The Getty 

Los Angeles, CA 


TBWA\CHIAT\DAY May 2011 - April 2013 

Art Director on Nissan, Infiniti, Crate & Barrel, Singapore Airlines, Pink Berry, and Johnson & Johnson

Los Angeles, CA


Factory Design Labs May 2010 - May 2011

Art Director on Audi 

Denver, CO



One Show - Bronze Pencil, FWA site of the day - My Versa Road Trip, Two ADDY Awards



The Creative Circus 2007 - 2009

Art Direction 

Atlanta, GA


The University of Kentucky 2002 - 2007

B.A. degree in studio photography, Minor in PR/Communications