Melissa Martin is a designer with expertise in interaction design, user experience strategy, graphic design, design research and education. Her passion lies in designing products and services that bring technology, aesthetics and functionality together to form intuitive, engaging and meaningful experiences imbued with a human touch. She has worked with international clients such as Sony, Microsoft, Google, HTC, and Hyundai as well as regional organizations including Kaiser Permanente, Pacific Gas & Electic, La Cocina’s Food Business Incubation Program, Anda Piroshki, California College of the Arts, and SCRAP Center for Creative Reuse.
Along with her professional practice, she teaches design studio courses that focus on investigating social, economic, cultural and environmental topics through research-based inquiry, interdisciplinary collaboration and critical design and art practice. Past courses have included working with PG&E on energy data visualization, creating branding and graphic design for budding food businesses, culinary storytelling and designing site-specific installations to activate and re-engage transitional spaces.
She currently serves as Senior Interaction Designer at Method located in San Francisco’s diverse SOMA district. When not in the studio, you can find her in the kitchen, nerding out on design and typography, drawing, documenting, playing in the Pacific surf, wandering in the woods or in between the pages of a book.