Previously published pieces of Melissa Crockett Meske
Samples from the commercial works, literary art and photography pieces can be seen here from those that have been published, displayed, and in some cases purchased, through various publications and locations within the St. Louis, MO and Washington, DC metro regions. One photography piece even traveled down the Mississippi River before it made its way to its final destination as a part of an exhibition at the United States Capitol in DC.
As a seasoned and award-winning writer, editor, journalist, public relations professional, college adjunct faculty member, and as a marketing consultant and business coach, I have been afforded many opportunities over the past 2 1/2 decades to interpret messages and share others' stories both visually and literally. Additionally, as an emerging literary and visual artist, I have had already been afforded multiple opportunities to express my own creative thoughts through words of poetry and prose, inspired by scenes and structures such as those I have captured from behind the lens of my digital camera or smartphone.
Here's what others have said about the work we have completed together...
My work with them has resulted from both creative and commercial collaborations over the years...
I've known Melissa Crockett Meske for decades in my roles as both newspaper supervisor and collaborator. We worked closely on news and feature projects for The Telegraph daily paper in Alton, Ill., and for my monthly business publication, the Illinois Business Journal. Along the way, she blossomed into a reporter, author, editor and manager. She is a master wordsmith, but some of her greatest strengths are organizational ones. She is a stickler for deadlines, accuracy, grammar and facts. Words and how they are written truly are important to her. She never let me down and frequently impresses me with her abilities. Most of all, I'm touched by her friendly personality. In a world where egos frequently clash, she is a true professional. I am honored to say kind words on her behalf in return for the scores of times she came through for me.
As a partner in marketing for Grafton Technologies and as co-chairs for Marketing and Public Relations for the local American Cancer Society Relay For Life, my experience with Melissa has always been excellent. She is thorough, professional, respectful of others ideas and most importantly (from an artist's perspective), creative. Melissa has real vision for a project from start to finish and provides the leadership and expertise to see it through. Personally, she combines the diverse qualities of laid-back approachability with an on-task, manager's sense. She has many talents, and whatever capacity you are privileged to work with her, she is sure to bring out the talents of those around her with encouragement and energy. I enjoyed working with Melissa.