PRINCIPALS

M3D’s founding principals fuse design, digital, product development, engineering and executive expertise to create outstanding interactive experiences.

Melissa Halpin

Melissa brings a lifelong passion for exceptional design, inspiring exhibits and audience engagement to her role as CEO. She directs a core team of principals and manages a large network of talent. Informed by 15 years in non-profit and corporate creative work, her leadership style is approachable and collaborative.

Some notable projects include The Tech Museum of Innovation’s Spirit of American Innovation Object Theater, Detroit Science Center’s Ameritech Children’s Gallery, the Ford Learning Resource Center and Deshler Group’s corporate rebranding of seven of its affiliates. Melissa’s clients span industries and include the manufacturing, logistics, tech start-up, institution and agriculture sectors.

Matt Binkowski

Matt is a highly-accomplished, innovative digital leader with 17 years of experience directing award-winning Creative and UX. He combines his creative ingenuity and strategic acumen to solve complex business challenges for a wide variety of industries.

He was first to reveal an automotive product via smartphone and tablet; first to deliver a B2C website to process home loans; and first to launch an advergaming marketing program in the automotive industry. Matt has led branding and design teams and facilitated product ideation and development for Ford, Jeep, Amanda Products, Chevron, Hallmark and FedEx. His work has been covered by Mashable, AdWeek and the Wall Street Journal blog.

Matthew Halpin

Matthew is the consummate technician. His professionalism along with a calm demeanor, no matter the surrounding maelstrom, has made for many successful events and installations. His experience includes management and implementation of events, exhibits and commercial installation projects.

His expertise includes studio recording, live sound reinforcement, DMX lighting, rigging, staging, audiovisual system design, engineering, commissioning, corporate event AV and commercial AV installation. Matthew is proficient in the latest tools and software, including D-tools, Autocad, Visio and Revit.

David Halpin

David is a seasoned executive with leadership experience in product development, engineering, design and manufacturing, and international project management. He’s developed groundbreaking products for military, automotive and retail valued at hundreds of millions of dollars. Having led projects for the U.S. Army, Ford, the National Security Agency, Mattel and Hasbro, Dave offers valuable insights from a broad range of industries.

Effectively bridging the gap between M3D’s creative and technical expertise, David confidently directs cross-functional teams. A strategist with an entrepreneurial spirit, he has founded multiple successful start-ups.

CONTRIBUTORS

Collaboration that is simple, honest, visionary and relentless. Each member of our on-site and virtual teams of creative professionals is committed to this ideal.

Molly O’Meara

Creative director and talented designer, Molly manages projects out of our Detroit office, partnering with clients to develop captivating brand identities and experiences.

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Christa Ishino

Resolute grammarian, social media maven and creative writer, Christa crafts dynamic prose and memorable social media identities for new and established brands.

Sarah Egan

Accomplished project coordinator, business development planner and retail executive, Sarah expertly manages M3D’s virtual teams and projects.

Jen Furman

This multi-faceted Art Director applies her creativity far beyond traditional, digital and video advertising. Her portfolio includes consumer electronics, custom toy making and gaming for nationally known brands.

Micki LeCronier

Marketing writer extraordinaire and all-around professional wordsmith, Micki creates exceptional content for ad campaigns, blogs, exhibits, TV/radio commercials and social media.

Tracie Diamond

With two decades of web development and video production experience, Tracie manages technology groups and production teams, as well as designing digital narratives, video, motion graphics, and animation.

Aly Darin

Artistic photographer and visual documentarian, Aly creates gorgeous, lasting imagery for corporate profiles, events, companies and campaigns.

Dirk Dieter

Environment creator, exhibit and furniture designer, Dirk translates concepts into evocative exhibits that inspire conversation and emotional connection.

Jenn Luedtke

WordPress guru and coding master, Jenn expertly designs, develops and maintains beautiful, responsive websites for new and established companies.

Susan Haifleigh

A thoughtful architectural designer, Susan creates intelligent interior and exterior environments. She aligns brand, vision and user experience into elegant, purposeful spaces.

Guy Miller

Custom fabricator, Guy produces striking visual arrangements that trigger conversation and amplify brand awareness. His expertise includes museum, trade show and corporate installations.

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Qui Tong

Accomplished designer for print and web, Qui conceives eye-catching logos, packaging solutions, printed collateral and websites for museums and corporate clients.

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Wayne Bussey II

Talented visual storyteller, Wayne produces video, photo and social media pieces, transforming our clients’ stories into striking, original content.

Trisha Dring

Imaginative web developer and graphic designer, Trisha creates modern, responsive websites, incorporating a fresh eye for design and function into every project.

Ashley Caza

Expert graphic designer, Ashley creates compelling brand identities for companies of all sizes, from logos and packaging to presentations and vehicle wraps.

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Andy Sowards

Noted web design authority, Andy helps brands to craft visually engaging online identities using HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, jQuery, PHP, MySQL, Photoshop, Illustrator and WordPress.

PARTNERS

Translating creative ideas into memorable experiences takes proven talent. At M3D, we think we’ve gotten pretty good at finding it. Our award-winning partners are already well known for their uncompromising dedication to craft. That’s why we ask them to work with us. We offer our clients our best, every day, in every interaction, in everything we produce. To us, that’s the only thing that makes sense.

OWNERSHIP

We know from experience that the best ideas come from a diversity of creative minds. M3D is a nationally-recognized women-owned business (WBE). Officially certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), we contribute to supply chain diversity while partnering with essential corporate and government clients across the country.