Mélissa Charland

Mélissa Charland

Associate Creative Director at Publicis
Montreal, Canada Area, Canada

About me

Based in Montreal, Mélissa Charland is an award-winning Associate Creative Director - with an art direction background. With more than 10 years of experience, she has helped develop impactful campaigns for a wide range of brands and non-profit causes like Volkswagen, McDonald’s, Mira and YWCA. She believes in the power of creativity to challenge and empower people.

  • French - Native
  • English - Pro


Associate Creative Director / Art Director
Montreal, Canada
May 2019 - Present (2 years 8 months)
Clients: Arterra, BINAM, De Facto (anti-smoking NGO), Ferrero, Mira (Service Dogs NGO), Shreddies, Similac, UQAM (university).
Associate Creative Director - Senior Art Director
Montréal, Canada
2015 - May 2019 (4 years 4 months)
Associate Creative Director - Senior Art Director Apr 2019 – May 2019
Clients: McDonald's, Volkswagen, CPA, Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC), Y des Femmes, Zoo Ecomuseum, DESSCM, Breyers, Belron, Clémentines du Maroc, Crime stoppers

Senior Art Director Jul 2018 – Apr 2019

Art Director Sep 2015 – Jun 2018
Freelance Art Director
United Kingdom
2013 - 2015 (2 years)
London, United Kingdom and Montreal, Canada
- Art Direction, Conception and Graphic Design
- Project Management/Coordination
- Set Designer (video)

Ad Agencies: DDB (McDonald's), Fold7 (Carlsberg), MRM/McCann London (Cisco, Microsoft, Lebara), Cossette (Aeroplan, Viarail), BBDO (Pepsi), TBWA (Nissan, Camoplast, Investissement Québec), Creatives Switzerland (Easyjet), Terrain Marketing (Cora, Yuzu Sushi, BSDQ), CART1ER (Ordre des Infirmières et Infirmiers du Québec), Avant-Garde Solutions (Guru and Igloofest).

Direct clients: TVA group, TV5, Agency MC Music, Shed, DTO Films, Agnus Dei, independant filmmakers.
Junior Art Director
2013 (1 year)
Brands: Lego, AbbVie, Aliments du Québec, Télé-Québec.
Junior Art Director
Montreal, Canada
2012 - 2013 (1 year)
Junior Art Director Apr 2012 – May 2013
Brands: Canadian Cancer Society,Club Med, Infopresse, Bonisoir,
Quebec Firefighters Foundation, Barreau du Québec, Portes et fenêtres Verdun, Techniseal, Hachette Canada, Germain Larivière.

Account Coordinator Aug 2010 – Apr 2012
Brands: Club Med, Ministry of Health and Social Services (Government of Quebec), Harley-Davidson, Bahlsen.


B.A.Communication and marketing

August 2007 - August 2010 (3 years)

Other professional activities

Idéa Awards

Awards Jury Member
January 2020 - Present (2 years)
Judging all the advertising related categories. Awards show in Quebec, Canada.

AOI World Illustration Awards

Awards Jury Member
January 2020 - Present (2 years)
Judging the "Advertising" category

PHNX Tribute, Paris

Awards Jury Member

PHNX 2021, Paris

Awards Jury Member

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