My name is Melissa Wicklund, and I am the lead designer for WM Designs. I have been a [graphic] designer in some fashion for over 12 years. I have always tried to fill my days with some sort of artistic, creative outlet. Ever since I won the coolest cabbage patch kid in a coloring contest as a little girl, I was sure I’d be doing some form of art for the rest of my life. I grew up in the south bay area of beautiful California. I traveled down to San Diego to attend SDSU for graphic design, and I instantly fell in love with this big town. There is endless inspiration here, from the gorgeous beaches and cliffs, the valleys and mountains, and even out east into the beautiful high deserts.
“The urge for good design is the same as the urge to go on living.”
I chose to break off from ‘Corporate America/Design’ and focus my creativity on special event design. I find it more exhilarating and fulfilling. I get the best feeling from being able to provide a full-rounded, smooth creative service to people experiencing/planning events that involve some of the most wonderful memories of their lives. To be able to make their visions come to life, and help them create the ultimate memory they are dreaming up for their big event is very rewarding. I look forward to learning everything I can about each client I engage with, approach each as an individual with unique needs, and work towards perfection for all of their design needs.
“Approach every challenge and opportunity with integrity, creativity, analytical thinking, and follow through with open-mindedness and complete dedication.”
If I’m not designing something for someone, I am usually found somewhere trying to solve a problem (that probably isn’t mine). To kill any extra time I may have, I keep busy with my two boys, and my inexhaustible list of hobbies (which includes, but is not limited to): cooking and baking, camping and hiking, off-roading in my truck, making jewelry or furniture, arts and crafts with my boys, welding with my husband, watching movies, event and party planning, and looking for answers to all kinds of questions.