M Designworks is the practice of multidisciplinary designer, Rich Melcher.

With more than a decade providing a wide array of digital and print design services, I still see every facet of design as fresh, interesting, and captivating. I am elated to be engaged in this profession.

UX, visual/web, print, etc., — each project I undertake allows me to further hone my craft by using research, strategy, creativity, and testing to produce highly functional and aesthetically engaging deliverables and experiences.

Concept phase word map

M Designworks is the practice of multidisciplinary designer, Rich Melcher.

With more than a decade providing a wide array of digital and print design services, I still see every facet of design as fresh, interesting, and captivating. I am elated to be engaged in this profession.

UX, visual/web, print, etc., — each project I undertake allows me to further hone my craft by using research, strategy, creativity, and testing to produce highly functional and aesthetically engaging deliverables and experiences.

Services Provided

  • Branding and Identity:
    strategy; competitive analysis; design; production of print collateral and digital assets
  • Group Facilitation:
    conduct stakeholder interviews; lead brainstorming, ideation, and critique / feedback sessions; present projects at stakeholder and / or public meetings

Web and Digital Design

  • Writing / Editing HTML and CSS
  • Website Creation and Maintenance
  • WordPress Installation, Configuration, and Theme Customization
  • Web Ads
  • Interactive Surveys
  • Broadcast Graphics
  • Social Media Graphics

Print Design

  • Business Cards
  • Letterhead
  • Envelopes
  • Brochures and Pamphlets
  • Reports, Proposals, Statements of Qualifications
  • Posters, Flyers, and Postcards
  • Stickers
  • Promotional Items (t-shirts, shopping bags, etc.)
  • Signage
  • Banners
  • Vehicle Wraps

User experience card sort

Services Provided

  • Branding and Identity:
    strategy; competitive analysis; design; production of print collateral and digital assets
  • Group Facilitation:
    conduct stakeholder interviews; lead brainstorming, ideation, and critique / feedback sessions; present projects at stakeholder and / or public meetings

Web and Digital Design

  • Writing / Editing HTML and CSS
  • Website Creation and Maintenance
  • WordPress Installation, Configuration, Theme Customization
  • Web Ads
  • Interactive Surveys
  • Broadcast Graphics
  • Social Media Graphics

Print Design

  • Business Cards
  • Letterhead
  • Envelopes
  • Brochures and Pamphlets
  • Reports, Proposals, Statements of Qualifications
  • Posters, Flyers, Postcards
  • Stickers
  • Promotional Items (t-shirts, shopping bags, etc.)
  • Signage
  • Banners
  • Vehicle Wraps

In my aim to produce design excellence, I subscribe to Louis Sullivan’s dictum: form follows function.

In the spirt of Sullivan, I also believe: product follows process.

My initial interest in design was sparked through a profound appreciation for modernist art and architecture. Beyond that initial spark, and through working as a design professional, it is the process of designing — the cycle of research, making, and refining — that has deepened my connection to my vocation.

As I have advanced in my career, I have continually expanded my skillset and experiences. Print design led to digital design which led to user experience (UX) design — a discipline that captivates me. Practicing UX is the embodiment and expression of a quality design process. I feel fortunate to be involved with San Diego’s thriving experiential design community; I am an active member of the professional organizations San Diego Experience Design (SDXD), UX Speakeasy, Design Forward Alliance, and OpenIDEO San Diego.

Hand-rendered website wireframe

In my aim to produce design excellence, I subscribe to Louis Sullivan’s dictum: form follows function.

In the spirt of Sullivan, I also believe: product follows process.

My initial interest in design was sparked through a profound appreciation for modernist art and architecture. Beyond that initial spark, and through working as a design professional, it is the process of designing — the cycle of research, making, and refining — that has deepened my connection to my vocation.

As I have advanced in my career, I have continually expanded my skillset and experiences. Print design led to digital design which led to user experience (UX) design — a discipline that captivates me. Practicing UX is the embodiment and expression of a quality design process. I feel fortunate to be involved with San Diego’s thriving experiential design community; I am an active member of the professional organizations San Diego Experience Design (SDXD), UX Speakeasy, Design Forward Alliance, and OpenIDEO San Diego.

I question and listen.
I think and strategize.
I ideate and craft.
I test and refine.

I deliver.

I look forward to learning about you and your business.

Initial concept sketches

I question and listen.
I think and strategize.
I ideate and craft.
I test and refine.

I deliver.

I look forward to learning about you and your business.

Coding HTML5 and CSS3

Let’s make magic together.