Melanie Derro

Melanie joined FWD as a designer and partner in early 2006. Previously, she worked with JWT Team Detroit on such brands as Ford Motor Company and White Castle. Melanie’s design ability and creativity have been recognized for excellence by Adobe and AIGA.

Outside of the studio, Melanie continues to promote design. She has served on the board of the Detroit Chapter of the AIGA as Design and Business Chair. This position allowed her to create programming catered toward creative freelancers and design firm owners. In addition she organized workshops and networking events that merged the design and business communities.

Melanie holds a BS in Biopsychology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI and a BFA in Graphic Design from the College of Creative Studies, Detroit, MI.