CLOVE (We Command Love) evolved from an idea that I've had for over a decade. In 2006, I renamed my freelance design business [from twentyfree to] Design Equals Love. I wanted to brand my work with a name that communicated that graphic design was more than just my job, it was my true love. As my career changed from being a graphic designer to teaching graphic design I knew I wanted to pass the same idea of Design Equals Love on to my students. And now I want to pass this vibe on to YOU!
The CLOVE community are creative lovers and doers. We blend our passion for work with the love we have for family, friends, travel, adventure and peace. We work our damn booties off, but never take anything too seriously. We are junior designers to creative directors... in-house production artists to freelance art directors. We are in it for the love of it and we build each other up.
Hi. My name is Melissa Laine Scotton. I am an accomplished senior creative living in magical and crazy New York City. With over 14 years of experience in both print and digital, I've designed everything from snowboard graphics to corporate e-commerce websites. I've also taught graphic design and mentored designers of all skill levels. I just want to take a moment to welcome you to CLOVE! I'm beyond elated that you're here!