Mello comes to MNM with a strong background in digital and print design for marketing and advertising.
Manolatos Nelson Murphy Advertising & Public Relations (MNM) has announced the appointment of Isaiah Mello as a graphic designer. This new addition is part of the firm’s strategic talent acquisition to serve its growing portfolio of local, state and national clients. Mello provides MNM’s clients with expertise in developing creative content that can be quickly deployed and shared across multiple platforms.
MNM is approaching its third anniversary, having been launched in 2016 by the principals of two San Diego firms with the vision of merging their respective public relations, public affairs, marketing and advertising capabilities. MNM is headed by Tony Manolatos, former principal of Apex Strategies, and Bob Nelson and Kelly Murphy Lamkin, former principals of BNA Communications.
MNM has been recognized as one of the leading public affairs firms in San Diego, with a distinguished portfolio of clients. It has been honored with top national awards for public relations and advertising programs from the Public Relations Society of America, International Association of Business Communicators and American Association of Political Consultants, including for crisis communications and public affairs in 2018.
“The addition of Isaiah to our team brings fresh energy and new ideas,” Murphy Lamkin said. “He’s a talented designer with a great eye who provides our clients with a lot of opportunities, especially in the digital space.”
Mello joins Becky Karp, MNM’s creative director, in the firm’s digital and design space. He comes to MNM with a strong background in digital and print design for marketing and advertising. Isaiah started his career interning for a local advertising agency. He later worked with over 15 clients across a variety of industries.
Mello is passionate about being involved in the design community. He is a member of the American Institute of Graphic Arts, the professional association for graphic design, and keeps up to date on current industry trends and technologies.
Mello leverages his knowledge of marketing combined with his creative experience to build out campaigns that are mindful of the big picture. He focuses on the specific goals and strategies of a project. One of his favorite quotes is: “Design in the absence of content is not design, it’s decoration.”
“I’m very excited to be a part of serving MNM’s portfolio of clients, helping meet their diverse needs, solve problems and accomplish goals,” Mello said. “It’s important to feel like you’re making a difference for clients and truly moving the needle. MNM is dedicated to providing both short-term and long-term value, and I look forward to applying my creative experience to produce great results for our clients.”