Melissa Smith

Writer. Editor. Multimedia Professional.


I am a writer and editor with more than 11 years of writing experience. From newspapers to higher education, I've honed my craft by becoming as versatile a professional as possible. Currently, I am a communication specialist at Ulta Beauty, where I support and execute executive, corporate and community communications strategy. 

To date, my multimedia portfolio includes audio, photography, video and web-based projects. I am familiar with Audacity, the Adobe Creative Suite (InCopy, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator), Microsoft Office, Windows and Mac operating systems, Canon 6D and 7D cameras, WordPress, JIRA, Google Docs, Sheets, Drive, and Slides, and HTML and CSS.

I will completely second master's degree in human-computer interaction from DePaul University in March 2018. Additionally, I hold a master's degree in English from DePaul University, as well as bachelor’s degrees in English and news-editorial journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. For more information, contact