Melissa Nyssen

web design and marketing

Experienced in responsive web design, e-commerce solutions, search engine optimization, social media and email marketing. Proficient in Dreamweaver, Wordpress, BigCommerce, Miva e-commerce, Photoshop, Illustrator, html and css.

2011 to present

Provide html and cms responsive websites plus e-commerce solutions, search engine optimization, social media and survey integration, website analytics and tracking. Setup for social media and email marketing.

1996 to present

Created e-commerce website consisting of 1000+ items. Selected by Bride's Magazine as one of 75 Best Websites. Maintain active blog with 500+ posts. Product development, order, inventory and shipping management of 600+ components. Ongoing search engine optimization. Active in social media via Facebook (7000+ fans) and Twitter. Produced 15+ video tutorials. Marketing via press releases, email and adwords.

1991 to present
Grafcomm Graphic Design

Create corporate id systems, packaging, ads, logos, illustrations, manuals, brochures, trade show materials and billboard design.

1988 to 1991
Deloitte, Chicago

Installation, instruction and support for accounting and legal software. Graphic design; proposals, presentations, brochures and ads. Developed and implemented plan for new graphic department.

1986 to 1988
Business Computer Concepts, Geneva

Installation, instruction and support for Great Plains, MAS90 accounting and Juris legal software for small businesses.

1984 to 1986
RS Maintenance, Tinley Park

Setup Great Plains accounting system for accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll and general ledger, supervised assistant.



responsive e-commerce site 600+ products, blog

AAP Physician Reentry

responsive wordpress site, logo development


responsive one page html site


responsive e-commerce wordpress site, logo, photography

Smokey Tomato

responsive wordpress site, social media setup, photography

US Brass & Copper

responsive wordpress site

Armbrust Paper Tubes

e-commerce site 1000+ products

Bold as Love

html site with twitter feed, adword graphics

responsive wordpress site with blog

Graphic Design

Logos/Brand ID



Melissa is a very creative individual with excellent artistic and design instincts. She is dedicated to producing a superior product whether it relates to web design, marketing materials, or print media, and she excels in may other areas as well. She is also a very talented project manager, and is able to effectively handle multiple projects or tasks at one time. She is easy and fun to work with and I believe she truly thinks through a problem or issue before proposing an answer or solution. I would highly recommend Melissa and I hope to have the opportunity to work with her again. --Frank Fratzke, CPA President, Fratco, Inc

Melissa is an outstanding business partner and creative problem solver. She is fearless in tackling complex challenges and simplifying things. She is great at staying abreast of the newest social technologies, techniques and leveraging metrics effectively to modify messaging, customer engagement, & impact. I trust her judgement and skills implicitly. --Martha Post, Principal, Growth Catalyst

I would highly recommend Melissa for anyone who is looking for help with graphic design work. She brings great expertise and thoughtful consideration to everything she does; delivering impressive results. --Michael Murphy, Owner & CEO at Innovative Medical Products, LLC

Melissa Nyssen recently created a beautiful and very effective website for my new business. Melissa is creative, communicates well and understands your business objectives making her a very effective partner in marketing your business, no matter what size or the scope of your work.  I provided my own photos, but she choose which ones would work and adapted them fit the theme and design of the site. The work she produces is fresh, clear, and unique. She is also adept at connecting the platforms for communication that fit your needs and save your company time, and money. Melissa is highly recommended. –Hilary Denk, Denk Mediation

When I started a new clothing line, I knew my web site would be a huge part of my business. And as a start-up, every dollar spent was crucial. The smartest money I spent was in hiring Melissa Nyssen to create my web site. She is patient, and took the time to understand what my business objectives were, so she could create a site that matches them. All of my items are clearly displayed on my web site, and extremely easy for customers to order online. Thanks to Melissa! –Kevin Raftery, Owner, RAK Apparel

We feel so fortunate to have Melissa Nyssen as a member of our team. We constantly get compliments on the gorgeous website she created for Smokey Tomato. Additionally, when we have a promotion she is right there giving us great creative input, graphics, logos, branding and marketing ideas. She makes our business lives easier by being accessible, quick and very easy to work with. It continues to be advantageous for our business to be the recipient of her hip sophisticated creativity. But even more than all of that, what makes her stand out the most in our eyes is how much she truly cares. –Brenda Oglesby, Smokey Tomato

Melissa understands the power of social media, is adept at building an online image that is consistent with what you are about, and knows how to build the infrastructure to maximize your web presence. She also is excellent at communicating what needs to be done and why to those of us who are less technically inclined! --Yvonne Malone, Strategic Planning & Marketing Consultant, Author, Designer

Melissa Nyssen is amazing! She's a tech-savvy marketing whiz who made designing my website a breeze. Melissa quickly integrated my blog, social networking and e-commerce. For this low-tech businesswoman, Melissa is a godsend! --Patty Martin, Sr. Talent Acquisition Professional