Melodie Tune

  • Graphic Designer at Freelance Graphic Designer and Illustrator
  • San Diego, California, United States
  • Graphic Design

Previous positions

  • Graphic Designer III, Lead at San Diego State University
  • Graphic Designer II, Lead at San Diego State University


University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Art



Graphic design and illustration skills provide me with the tools I need to support faculty, staff, administrators, scientists and researchers. Together we create materials that offer learning opportunities for all students, inform the campus population, recruit applicants, showcase events, highlight accomplishments, and keep the public engaged and involved with the university.


  • Graphic Designer

    Freelance Graphic Designer and Illustrator

    January 1990 – Present(29 years 9 months)San Diego, CA

  • Graphic Designer III, Lead

    San Diego State University

    June 2011 – December 2016(5 years 6 months)San Diego, CA

  • Graphic Designer II, Lead

    San Diego State University

    April 2002 – May 2011(9 years 1 month)San Diego, CA

  • Project Leader


    July 2000 – November 2001(1 year 4 months)

  • Graphic Designer/Illustrator/Manager

    University of Washington

    1984 – 2000Seattle, WA


  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln

    Bachelor of Fine Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Art

    Activities and Societies

    Honors Courses English & Philosophy, Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, Dean’s List, Grad Student Rep at Faculty Meetings. In art shows such as Watercolor USA (Award), Nat’l Student Printmakers Exhibit, Univ. of NC (Judges Mention), Sheldon Gallery, Lincoln, (Purchase), Joslyn Museum, Omaha & Chautauqua Exhibit of American Art, NY (Award). Grad Teaching Asst. Drawing & Art Elements. Taught Papermaking workshops at Kan State Univ & Haymarket Gallery, Lincoln & Adult Ed Drawing at SECC, Lincoln.

  • University of Florida

    n/a, Art

    Graduate work toward MFA degree

  • San Diego State University

    n/a, Educational Technology, Post-Secondary Education

    Continuing education in Educational Technology and current processes in post-secondary education program development, instructional strategies and evaluation.

  • University of Washington

    n/a, Illustration

    Continuing education in scientific illustration with emphasis on black and white (pen and ink, scratch board) and color (watercolor, color pencil, gouache) techniques.

    Activities and Societies

    Guild of Natural Science Illustrators

  • Bellevue Community College, Seattle, WA

    n/a, Web design and technologies

    Continuing education to learn web design and associated technology.


  • English

    Native or bilingual proficiency

  • Spanish

    Elementary proficiency

Skills & Expertise

  • Animation
  • Layout
  • Printmaking
  • Brochures
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustrator
  • Illustration
  • Posters
  • Art History
  • OS X
  • Photography
  • Art Direction
  • Graphics
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Logo Design
  • Digital Illustration
  • Branding & Identity
  • Storyboarding
  • Microsoft Office
  • Drawing
  • Mac
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • InDesign
  • Art
  • Page Layout
  • Photoshop
  • Image Editing
  • Painting
  • Dreamweaver
  • Art Education
  • Visual Arts
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Image Manipulation
  • Typography
  • Web Design
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Fine Art
  • Higher Education

Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer

    The Barking Lot

    Animal Welfare