Brent Mellecker

Professor, Illustrator, Animator, Designer Atlanta, GA

Brent Mellecker is an Atlanta based professional working in traditional media, animation, digital illustration and design.

Over a decade of experience directing creatives to deliver projects for both print and digital design as well as animation. Resourceful, organized, and creative professional, with experience as a freelance artist, team lead and Professor of Design and Animation.


Designer, Artist and Animator


Responsibilities include: Web design, product photography, team management, working face to face with clients, billing, packaging design and animation.

  • Meet with clients to determine marketing and design vision, scopes of work, and budgets and deliverable time frames.
  • Produce detailed visuals and illustrations while creating designs specific to client requests and desires
  • Communicate with clients to ensure visual concepts are within standard
  • Lead marketing print campaign using nontraditional technology for Adobe’s mobile apps at HOW Design Live
  • Coordinated with 10-member team to develop engaging and innovative motion graphics piece for internal marketing
  • Designed developed maintained and updated a variety of web sites, proposed and implemented new site content architecture and navigation scheme for company website redesigns
    Clients Include – Adobe, Optum, United States Armed Forces, Hope Ministries, Grace Food, Poodle Breeder Association, Ledet, Drink and Draw, and more

The Art Institute of Atlanta – Decatur

Taught a wide range of courses, from foundation studies to final projects for graduating seniors. Courses included all classes offered to Media Arts and Animation students, as well as web design students in the bachelor and associate level degrees. Duties included, but not limited to:

  • Led creatives through full-cycle projects from planning to production and presentation
  • Demonstrated sound understanding of organic forms modeling, 3-D modeling, texturing, lighting effects and animation for visual effects industry
  • Conducted research and kept abreast with changes and innovations in the field of creativity and design
  • Coordinated with colleagues in developing and modifying curriculum programs
  • Maintained active involvement in academic and administrative committees in initiating and creating policies, budget plans, and important decisions
  • Rendered hands-on support to students in understanding all animation software and techniques
Adjunct Professor

ITT Technical Institute

  • Educated student regarding media arts, animation, web design, interactive media, Graphic design, typography, foundations art, 3D animation and modeling, rigging, texturing, and portfolio.
  • Capitalized on industry skills in conducting research and experiments on various topics


Savannah College of Art and Design

Masters of Animation

Masters in animation focusing on 3D and Stop Motion.

The Art Institute

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Media Arts and Animation

Bachelors in Media arts and animation, graduated Cum Laude



Teacher of the Year, The Art Institute of Atlanta – Decatur


Washingtonian medal of achievement, The Art Institute



Festival, Little 5 Points Halloween Festival and Parade, Little Five Points - Atlanta, GA


Festival, East Atlanta Strutt, East Atlanta - Atlanta, GA


Group, Punks not Dead – a multimedia art show, The Highlander - Atlanta, GA


Group, Pancakes and Booze, Terminal West - Atlanta, GA


Group, Mindzai Art Night, Mindzai - Atlanta, GA


Group, Art B Que, Avondale Station - Avondale Estates, GA


Group, RAW Solstice, Terminal West - Atlanta, GA


Group, PinUprising art show, The Highlander - Atlanta, GA


Group, Pit of the Peach, The Highlander - Atlanta, GA (All proceeds were donated to Hope ministries to help aid sex slavery relief.)


Group, Nefarious, The Highlander - Atlanta, GA


Group, Our Lady Nippon, Doo Gallery - Atlanta, GA ("…with Brent Mellecker 3-ding “Koi” taking the prize in our eyes." –


Group, The Head Show, Studioplex Gallery - Atlanta, GA


Group, Skywalk With Me, The Highlander - Atlanta, GA


Group, First Fridays in the Courtyard, Venue - Richmond, VA


Group, Beyond the Grave 2 art show, The Highlander - Atlanta, GA


Group, First Fridays in the Courtyard, Venue - Richmond, VA


Illustration Painting Sculpting Animation Web Design Project directing


Photoshop Illustrator After Effects Flash Painting Maya 3DSmax Blender HTML CSS ZBrush Stop Motion Pro XML Toon Boom Sculpture Stop Motion Rigging Texture Artist Word Molding Casting