I believe in JOY + PLAY + CREATIVITY

I also believe they are always there for you.

Just reach out and get some!

I dove head first into my graphic design career in 1993. I was a young whipper snapper fresh out of design school living in Phoenix, AZ. By 1998 I was back in Colorado working for various high-profile ad agencies in Denver and loving the craziness of it all. Once 2001 hit, I went out on my own and opened a design firm. I’ve had the pleasure of designing for Celestial Seasonings, El Pomar, Phil Long, The Coors Family, Telluride Ski Resort, over 150 medical practices across the country, and dozens and dozes of local mom and pops. Bringing their visions to reality and helping their businesses grow is my pride and joy.

I accidentally fell into a Nia class in 2007 during a very busy time in my life. Jon and I were chasing after Ella, who was 3 years old, and her baby brother Gabe. All while working full time and designing my pants off! I needed time to slow down and just be me. Not Mommy. Not a business owner. Not a BFF. Just Mel. I fell in love with Nia the minute the teacher started the music and told us to kick our shoes off. We were going to exercise barefoot? What? By the end of class, I was dripping with sweat with a huge smile on my face. I was so intrigued that I signed up to get my White Belt, and then continued on to Green Belt, Blue Belt, Brown Belt and Black Belt. More about Nia here. I can’t image my life without it and have been teaching classes at the Y since 2008!

Although there have been plenty of ups and downs, I’ve created a really cool life. Blending my true loves of family, graphic design and dance. So, whether you need an awesome logo or a fun experience getting your sweat on, kick off your shoes and come play with me!

Mel Stahl, Joyologist