doer of things, dreamer of dreams

I’m an obsessive learner. I drink far too much coffee. I think being creative is about the best thing you can do with your time, which is why I do what I do.

I have a background in Fine Art Photographic Printing, and I’ve had the pleasure of collaborating with some off-the-charts talented photographers. Creative teamwork: it’s awesome.

I love Python and Django, with special emphasis on the amazing people I've been lucky enough to meet through my persuit of learning. Super sparkles.

Recently I developed, coded, and launched FiveUp, a service that sends you random happy texts throughout your day.
Creativity + happiness = win.

I believe in hope, kindness, Ben and Jerry’s Salted Carmel Core ice cream, and spunk. And you.

Melanie Crutchfield Consulting
Saying hi is fun.

Drop me a line. Let's do this.

FiveUp Full Package for The World


One winter day, I got the idea to build something that sends people happy messages every day. For fun. In the name of Awesomeness. Many, many moons later, FiveUp was born. I had my fingers in every aspect of this project from logo design, to copy editing, to front- and back-end development. It's my little furry pet, and I love it.


FiveUp Full Package

Whole Package Branding for Hope Lives


This entire project was a labor of love. It was medical fundraising project for a family with big, big, unbelievably unfair needs. We had an amazing team pulling for our friends, and I had the great pleasure of developing a brand to rally around. Eventually, we used that brand, a boatload of email campaigns, the GIVE WordPress plugin, and a relentless community to get ALL the funds they needed. It was incredible. Hope always lives.


Whole Package Branding

Those Kids are Our Kids package for Justin Phillips


Justin Phillips is a rock star educator who needed a logo and website that would help him bring his knowledge and passion to the masses—especially his belief that there are no "those kids"; no other kids; just kids we should all care about. Together we whipped up a neat and fun logo, and got him set up with a custom WordPress site that allows him to keep content flowing without any fuss.

Visit Those Kids Are Our Kids


Those Kids are Our Kids package

Edwards Pension Services Logo for Mike Edwards


Mike needed a logo for his newly-launched company, Edwards Pension Services, Inc. He brought in a font and design he liked, then we worked on it together. The end result is clean, polished, and portrays the superhero professionalism we all look for in someone you're going to let handle all your moo-lah.


Edwards Pension Services Logo

Reams Photo Logo for Amy Reams


Reams Photo was about to jump into the world of a-mazing photography, and Amy needed a brand identity that really *felt* like she and her husband Paul. Done and done.


Reams Photo Logo