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Melody V. Cassen

After completing a degree in graphic design at East Carolina University, Melody headed to New York City, where she designed book covers for publishing houses Random House and Simon & Schuster, among others, for such names as James PattersonAmy TanBethenny FrankelR.E.M.Nicholas Sparks, David Baldacci and many other New York Times bestselling authors. After ten years of working in publishing both as a designer and art director, she left her staff job to freelance, maintaining many of her publishing ties as she pursued editorial and corporate work.

 In 2011, Melody relocated back to North Carolina where, in addition to print work, she has immersed herself in HTML, CSS and Javascript.

 Her photography has been showcased in the Graphis Photo Annual.

Partial Client List
Algonquin Books • Baker & Taylor • Ballantine Books • Bantam Books • Bloomsbury • Disney/Hyperion • Doubleday • Hachette Book Group • Harper Collins Publishers • Pecha Kucha Charlotte • Penguin Book Group • Pocket Books • Random House • Rodale • Scholastic Books • Simon & Schuster • St. Martin’s Press  • The Utne Reader • Time Out New York  • Women’s Health Magazine


  • ALL
  • Book Jackets
  • Graphic Design
  • Personal
  • Retouching
personal International Peace
Personal Daydreamer
Personal Looking Forward
Personal Sandcastles
Personal Woodlands
Personal Sunset
Baker & Taylor Entertainment Passport Sale
Simon & Schuster Skinnydipping
Random House Mason's Retreat
Random House Saving Fish from Drowning
Grand Central Publishing Connelly Backlist
Pecha Kucha Pecha Kucha Charlotte
Bantam Books Garden Spells
Grand Central Publishing One Summer
St. Martin's Press The Perfumed Sleeve
Disney/Hyperion Deadly Little Games
Random House The Bonesetter's Daughter
Grand Central Publishing Toys
Grand Central Publishing At First Sight
TONY Time Out NY Magazine
Simon & Schuster Deveraux Trilogy
Random House Young Adult Alyzon Whitestarr
Bantam Books Searching for Paradise
Bloomsbury US/UK Pearl of China
Random House How High the Moon
Personal Tropical Garden
Personal Blue Garden
Personal Garden
Personal Saffron Garden
Personal Purple Garden
Personal Jeweled Garden
Haper Collins Publishing The Sisters Brothers
Random House The Paris Wife
Bloomsbury US The Sportsman
Simon & Schuster The Little Women Letters
Baker & Taylor Country Tailgate Brochure
Baker & Taylor Tote Bag Trade Show
Charlotte Dance Gypsies Dance Buttons
Baker & Taylor Summer Reading Flyer
Baker & Taylor Indie Okra Flyer
Baker & Taylor Curtain Call Brochure
Baker & Taylor Spotlight on Jazz Brochure
Charlotte Dance Gypsies Contra Dance Flyer
Baker & Taylor Faith + Family Brochure
Algonquin Books The High Divide
Charlotte Dance Gypsies Gypsy Meltdown 2017
Dorchester Publishing Loomis Series
Harper Collins Publishing Wake Up to Nightmares
Dorchester Publishing Cassie Edwards Series
Ballantine Books Queen of the Big Time
St. Martin's Press Guide to Psychiatric Drugs
Charlotte Dance Gypsies Gypsy Meltdown 2016 Promotion
Harper Collins Publishing Bloodlines
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Latest from the Blog

Entertainment Passport

The Entertainment Passport Sale is Baker & Taylor’s annual sale of international film and music titles, announcing releases from various...

Dance Buttons

Recently I was asked by a local dance group, the,  to design buttons to be worn by dancers indicating whether they were...


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ArtPop Charlotte 2014


Southpark Magazine


La Noticia


The Charlotte Observer


The Alternative Pick

Interview 9.29.09

Graphis Photo Annual



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