Melody Cook

Creative Director

Melody Cook is the Creative Director at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Ms. Cook manages the design of the Center’s visual communication products to include report design and layout, information graphics and data visualizations, and web and interactive design.

Prior to joining CNAS in January 2015, Ms. Cook worked at the Office of Naval Research (ONR), the Navy’s premier science and technology research organization. At ONR she worked as a Senior Communications Analyst supporting the Director of Innovation in his efforts to promote innovation across ONR and the Department of the Navy. To this end, Ms. Cook developed programs such as the Distinguished Lecture Series, the Innovation Newsletters, and an online interactive game to facilitate ideation and creative thinking. Over the course of seven years at ONR she led the production of numerous visual communication products to support these programs from a website, to event posters, videos, taglines, and branding, to name a few.

Ms. Cook is currently a Master’s candidate in Graphic Design at George Mason University. Her design research includes web design, branding, package design, and data visualization. She holds a B.A. in International Business from Whitworth University and is from Seattle, Washington.

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