Melanie Uribe
Director, Education

Melanie Uribe is a freelance Creative Director with an active client list and currently working in brand merchandise and game development for the NBA and Barcelona FC. She is also Assistant Professor at Southern Connecticut State University, where her research focuses on exploring the notion of exhibition space as a medium that facilitates effective communication, information flow, and the sharing of narratives that are both personal and universal about the complicated experiences of immigrants; voluntary or involuntary.

In her personal practice, Melanie works at the intersection of graphic design, printmaking and book arts. She sees paper as an infinite field for visualization and creative thinking and a timeless material that can be used to design and create in contemporary ways.

When not designing Melanie spends her free time taking workshops and learning new art techniques, volunteering with animal rescues and traveling. She is excited to bring her expertise to the creative community in Connecticut and help prepare students to be design leaders and active citizens in an increasingly diverse society.