Julie Melano

Web & Graphic Designer

Julie has a passion for helping businesses develop their brand and public image. After graduating from Southern Oregon University’s art program in 2000, she almost embarked on a career in photography, but then followed her heart and pursued graphic design, focusing first on print and brand design, then adding website design and development to the mix. Having worked for design firms throughout Canada and the United States, she is delighted to have settled on beautiful Vancouver Island, and has been a proud member of the Caorda team since 2016.

Outside of Work

Julie loves spending time traveling, taking photos, writing, designing jewellery, baking, beachcombing, and watching movies with her husband and two cats. She proudly volunteers with a local wildlife education organization. She spent a lot of time performing on stage as a percussionist with a variety of orchestras and symphonic bands during her youth, and longs to return to it soon. She’s also obsessed with jigsaw puzzles.

Chinese Zodiac Sign

Julie is a horse—energetic, kind, optimistic, sentimental, rational and straightforward, and has a deft sense of humour.

Fun Fact

Julie once walked out onto a frozen pond to rescue a duck with a broken wing, then drove it to the vet.

Favourite Quote

“Do or do not. There is no try.” – Yoda

Julie's Blog Posts

Does Your Logo or Brand Need a Makeover?

Does Your Logo or Brand Need a Makeover?

Is it Time to Breathe New Life Into Your Logo, or Your Whole Brand? There are many reasons why companies refresh their brand. If you’ve been in business a long time, you already know how situations arise involving growth, change […]
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Untangling the Website Design Process

Untangling the Website Design Process

There’s a lot more to website design than meets the eye. From the moment a website project is proposed, to the day it flies out the door, design and marketing determine the direction of the website. This is based on […]
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UI Design: A Magical Three-Ring Act

UI Design: A Magical Three-Ring Act

When it comes to designing a killer user interface (UI), I like to think of it in three parts (or ‘acts’): the design, the functionality, and the user experience (UX). Carefully calculated user interface design is involved in all three, […]
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