About Mac Stanley & Co.
Started from scratch in 2010 by designer Melanie Innis, Mac Stanley & Co. is a small, New Orleans based design studio specializing in custom tailored interactive, brand identity and print & editorial design. We have a passion for finding that balance between timelessness and trends and a hands-on, made-to-order, design philosophy while using a human-centered design approach to help organizations innovate and grow.
With 15 years of experience, we have held positions at agencies both large and small and have worked with various clients across all industries. Our past experience with brands such as Disney, Miller Beer, Kashi, Dannon, and P&G ensure that our quality of work is above and beyond industry standards. Because of the size of our studio (tiny!) we custom tailor each project by combining our experiences with a resource pool of amazingly talented collaborators (writers, designers, programmers & strategists); we are never bigger than we need to be… everyone involved with each project gets their hands dirty and is a part of the entire process from start to finish.
Lastly, civic and social engagement is both a passion and ethic for how Mac Stanley & Co. lives & operates. We support and work with several non-profits and have volunteered our time working with high-school English students creating blogging platforms, media projects and teaching the importance of responsible social media usage; we also foster college (and in the future, high-school) internship programs & mentorships and we’re currently in the process of putting together a charitable grant program for non-profits in our community.
There are 3 core elements that make up the base of any project we tackle… process, technique & craftmanship. We stand by our belief that people’s lives can be changed through problem solving and thoughtful design. At the end of the day, if we’ve helped an organization find their visual voice while staying true to our craft, then we know we have succeeded.