Originally from Chicago, I trained as a graphic designer for a rock and roll magazine before moving to California in the 70s to design and art direct album covers. My career spans print and digital and I am a capable manager and director as well as a hands-on designer.
Fifteen plus years experience in digital branding and communication, specializing in 360-degree brand development and user-centric design..
Good design has always been responsive,
I had the pleasure of working with Merrilyn when she was the creative director/web designer at the Motion Picture Association. Merrilyn is an extremely talented individual with a positive attitude and an excellent work ethic. She is excellent at thinking of creative ways of conveying information so that it has the greatest impact on its intended audience.
She approaches her work with enthusiasm, inquisitiveness, a sense of collegiality, and with no preconceptions, which means that her work product often seems fresh and new.
John Malcolm, Director & Senior Legal Fellow of the Meese Center
for Legal and Judicial Studies at The Heritage Foundation
"Rarely do you meet someone who is both a creative genius and also understands the demands of deadlines and other boring stuff we stogy business folks like to call, "the real world." Merrilyn deftly straddles both worlds -- and in so doing, brings a greater understanding to each. If you're looking for someone who is artistically brilliant but easy to work with, I would highly recommend Merrilyn Romen..
Rob Bauer | Global Communications Director, AIG
Merrilyn is, quite simply, one of the most talented artists I've worked with over the course of my nearly 20-year career. In addition to her fundamental and broad talents, Merrilyn is innovative, cutting-edge and never stops thinking about the new creative possibilities presented by every project and blank canvass. She's also a great team member. In addition to proposing and creating, she always asks the right questions about the business needs involved with every effort, and she finds ways to be artistic while serving the bottom line business need of the organization.
From a creative standpoint, there is nothing she cannot accomplish
SETH OSTER / Managing Director and Chief Communications Officer at KPMG.
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