Hello, my name is Melanie Porell. I am a VCP student at Cecil College and am currently employed as a Graphic Designer for Atlantic Tractor. I transferred to Cecil from Harford Community College in 2013 with the goal of obtaining my Associates degree in Simulation Gaming & Design. Little did I know that the VCP classes at Cecil would change my career path from Simulation/3D Modeling to Graphic Design. During the last two years, I have designed many pieces of which I am very proud of; each with a different purpose, audience and theme. To me, graphic design is like doing a puzzle, where you have multiple pieces that need to be arranged, you just have to figure out how to assemble them to make a complete picture. I get satisfaction out of bringing an idea to life and seeing it through all stages of development. I love to make designs that are simple, functional, and aesthetically pleasing to the eye while remaining classic enough to stand the test of time.