Mike Melia

Mike Melia
Design Principal

Mike has thirty years of hands-on design experience and is focused on integrated brand development with expertise in online design, social media integration, identity applications and motion media direction.
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Jenifer Cooper

Jenifer Cooper
Ideation and Design Principal

Jenifer has a wide range of marketing and design experience in admissions recruiting, editorial design and branding. She has over 25 years experience and almost 20 years as a client, partner and ideation leader with Mike Melia.
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Scott May

Scott May
Marketing Principal

Embracing his 25 years in marketing, Scott knows how to “connect the dots,” viewing customer relationships with a unique holistic perspective that’s aligned with the brand and grounded in business results.
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Jason Brewster

Jason Brewster
Technology Principal

Over 18 years experience in architecting and developing technology solutions for online applications as well as currently acting as President of Melia Technologies / Nimbus Software.
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  Mike Melia


Design Principal, The Melia Group
Partner, Melia Technologies



Mike began his studio in 1982 after studying both architecture and graphic design at the University of Cincinnati. He launched his studio by producing identity, collateral and exhibit work for such clients as Turner Broadcasting, AT&T, The Carter Center and Lufthansa Airlines. From the beginning, Mike’s goal was to integrate and deliver branding effectively across media starting with ideation, collateral, direct media and trade shows.

In 1993, Mike reshaped the mix of his studio to include what was then a relatively unknown medium in communications—multimedia. The studio was selected as one of the top web site design firms in the U.S. and was featured in the premier issue of Z.D. Internet magazine. In 1997, Mike received one of his highest honors by serving as a judge for the Communication Arts ’97 Design Annual—the definitive graphic design publication. By 2000, Mike co-created a sister company, Melia Technologies, to introduce Nimbus, an originally developed content management tool which we still market today.

Since then our clients have included many premier publishing, museum, corporate and non profits such as National Geographic, The Smithsonian, AARP and Solis Hotels. We are currently developing business apps for the iPad and iPhone and designing some new approaches for the next generation of digital magazines online.

As both a creative director and designer, Mike has demonstrated an ability to carve out his niche with national and international reach. His distinctive integration of pure design and cutting-edge technology continues to successfully propel his clients ahead of the curve. His recognition includes over 200 regional and national awards, inclusion in Communication Arts, Graphis and judges an array of design competitions.

Mike’s has always been and continues to be a hands-on designer and is passionate about branding, interactive/online communications, motion media, architectural design and landscape photography. Little known facts - he has designed a number of homes in the Atlanta area over the last 10 years, continues to exhibit his large scale photography and enjoys playing drums with his son who is a gifted bass and keyboard player!

  Jenifer Cooper


Design Principal, The Melia Group
Owner, CooperWorks



After graduating from Agnes Scott College, Jenifer spent eight years on the campus as an admission officer where she served as director of admission her last two years. She increased first-year applications by 11% in one year, the African-American student population by 124% in six years, and the adult student population by 47% in five years. During her tenure at Agnes Scott, Jenifer introduced a two-week summer program for high school students, developed an interactive CD-ROM for recruitment (one of the first created for a college in 1993), chaired the Committee on Community Diversity, and served on the College’s Institutional Planning Committee. In 2005 she completed a two-year term on the College’s Alumnae Board.

Jenifer spent the next five years with The Melia Group as vice president and led their marketing and new business development efforts. She coordinated interactive and print projects for such clients as The College Board, Emory Healthcare, Harley-Davidson, VH1 music network, Turner networks, and Blue Cross & Blue Shield. She was the producer for a Harley-Davidson licensed video documenting 450 bikers who made an historical two-week trip across Route 66—herself on the back of a Harley for the 2,300-mile trip.

As director of marketing and corporate development for Carnegie Communications, an educational publishing and consulting company outside of Boston, Jenifer was responsible for launching an international recruitment magazine and establishing the company’s Creative Communications division. She also designed the new corporate identity, managed the development of their first corporate website, and formed a critical alliance with the European Council for International Schools to launch a new magazine, American Colleges & Universities.

In 2000, Jenifer started her own communications and design company. As both a designer and principal she knows best how to find solutions in the culture that surrounds us. Her strength lies in developing comprehensive communications programs that are a clear and singular response that will impact a client’s bottom line. Clients include Mercer Law School, Butler University, The Johnnetta B. Cole Global Diversity and Inclusion Institute, Swing magazine, Georgia Power, The Consulate of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and United Way.

Jenifer and Mike Melia have a 20 year collaboration that has produced a body of award winning work and solid results for their clients. We have consistently kept our clients ahead of the curve and are ofetn looked to by clients to change the direction of their brand.

  Scott May


Marketing Principal, The Melia Group


Scott grew up in a family of multi-generation apparel retailers. After business school however, he caught the marketing bug and his early love of the family business has taken a back seat ever since.Today, Scott’s passion for acting on the voice of the customer and delivering consistent, meaningful customer experiences comes from 25 years spanning the gamut of marketing disciplines and channels. As a result, he knows how to “connect the dots,” and views customer relationships with a unique holistic perspective that’s aligned with the brand and grounded in business results.

Aside from his work with The Melia Group, Scott has consulted on brand positioning, go-to-market strategy, direct, loyalty and relationship marketing, social media, CRM, marketing technology and cross-channel alignment for a range of companies covering hospitality, financial services, technology, insurance, construction and professional services.

On the client side, Scott’s track record is a long one of strong results across a variety of industries, including as VP Consumer Marketing with American HomePatient and as SVP, Marketing at Loyaltyworks. He also has held senior marketing roles with such companies as Silverpop, EarthLink, MindSpring and Media/Professional Insurance (division of Aon Corporation), as well as marketing management positions in field marketing, promotions and channel marketing for Showtime Networks (a division of Viacom) and Sprint.

Scott enjoys giving back to the community by working with a number of organizations. He currently serves on the board of the CRM Association, Atlanta chapter, and is active as publicity and community service chair for his son’s Scout troop. He has served on the board of the Direct Marketing Association’s International ECHO Awards (www.dma-echo.org ), including two years as Global Judging Chair and as U.S. Ambassador Chair.

Scott also has served on the Communication Advisory Boards for both the United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta and Hands on Atlanta. He was a founding member of the Direct Marketing Association’s Marketing Technology and Internet Council and has twice chaired WebChallenge, a statewide Website design contest for high school students.

Scott received his MBA from The Cox School at Southern Methodist University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan.

  Jason Brewster


Technology Principal, The Melia Group
President, Melia Technologies / Nimbus Software



Since 1998, Jason and Mike Melia have partnered to successfully merge design and technology, developing The Melia Group into a national leader in online applications and integrated brand campaigns.

In 2000, Jason and Mike cofounded Melia Technologies, which developed a robust .Net based CMS / CRM software product, Nimbus. Jason and the team have developed a module based online media management tool that serves a national client base. Jason is President of Nimbus Software, and continues to collaborate on partner projects of The Melia Group in the areas of technology strategy, architecture, and Nimbus integrations.

Jason brings nearly twenty years of experience, including managerial roles in architecture and technical solutions for Weather.com, Rails To Trails, Atlanta.net and National Geographic and possesses deep expertise working with chambers of commerce, convention and visitor bureaus and other non-profit organizations. He is particularly focused on cloud-based computing and its implications for online marketing. He also is steeped in virtualization technology from Microsoft and Citrix, both partners of Nimbus Software.

Jason holds a Masters in Management from Stanford University and a liberal arts degree from Austin College, through which he also spent a year studying in Spain. An active pilot, Jason is passionate about flying for both business and pleasure.