Author Archives: Melissa Gerke

About Melissa Gerke

A passion for art and design has influenced Melissa's life since grade school. In 2006, she earned her Master's degree in Commercial Art concentrating in Web and Graphic Design. Melissa then went on to pursue a full-time career in the advertising agency world and as an in-house web and graphic designer for AZ BIG Media. Currently, Melissa is using her experience and passion for clear design to effectively communicate various clients' messages across web, email marketing, and print projects.

Just One Day In The Internet

A Day In The Internet
by in Infographics

The numbers are in the thousands, millions, even billions range. We all realize that the internet is important. But do you know exactly what happens in only one day? This infographic from shares the staggering numbers for just how much we use it. Do these numbers surprise you? Or do you think they should be… Read More →

Mastering Your Email Marketing Campaigns

by in Infographics

How’s that inbox looking? The average user receives 147 emails per day. The majority of those emails are deleted or ignored. When we email, what words we choose and even how long it will take to process an email greatly impact the kind of response you will receive to your email marketing campaigns. This infographic… Read More →

DIY Of The Week: Memory Jar

Memory Jar - DIY
by in DIY

A Memory Jar And A New Tradition How many times have you thought, “Where has the time gone?” I love the beginning of new years — the time for fresh starts and new opportunities. This year feels especially promising. Maybe it’s because last year was so difficult for so many people. So let’s not lose… Read More →

First Impressions On A Job Interview

First Impressions on a Job Interview
by in Infographics

First impressions are important – especially when that first impression is a job interview. This infographic, by Classes and Careers, crunches the numbers on everything you wish you’d known before your job interviews. Now you can learn from these tips and tricks, avoid the mistakes, and land that next job opportunity! Do you agree or… Read More →

Holiday Office Outlook for 2011

Holiday Office Outlook
by in Infographics

Holiday Office Outlook for 2011 The holiday office outlook for 2011 is merry and bright! According to CareerBuilder’s infographic, most workers have bonuses, parties, gifts and even cash to enjoy this year. But, of course, don’t forget to pick up a special gift for your boss! We want to hear from you! What is your… Read More → – Its Unprecedented Growth

by in Infographics | Tech

Seventeen years ago, Jeff Bezos founded as an online bookstore with inventory in his own garage. Now, it serves 137 million customers a week from 25 million square feet of warehouse inventory. From the garage in Bellevue, Washington to the giant that it is today, here are nine things you need to know about… Read More →

Thanksgiving Day By The Numbers

Thanksgiving Day - Infographic courtesy of
by in Infographics

Thanksgiving Day By The Numbers Thanksgiving Day 2011 is in less than a week. As Americans enjoy Thanksgiving and its turkey, stuffing, cranberries, potatoes and pumpkin pies, Credit Donkey compiled the facts and figures about our national holiday. But before the rush of the holidays begin, take some time to reflect on the bounty this country… Read More →

Fall Buying: What Do You Purchase?

Fall Buying - Infographic courtesy of
by in Infographics

Fall Buying: What do you purchase? From back-to-school shopping to pre-holiday shopping, the buying season is booming for retailers. This infographic, from Milo, explains which retail products see the biggest profit in seasonal buying, along with which retail products see a profit in the summer or winter. What do you find yourself splurging on during… Read More →

Infographic: Who Uses Twitter?

by in Infographics | Marketing | Tech

We all know that Facebook is popular, but what about Twitt? In just one year, it’s popularity has exploded. Television shows have integrated it into their programming, and businesses have discovered its a useful tool. Nearly everyone has one, but the question is, “Who uses It?” Well, you’re in luck. Here are the stats and… Read More →

Urban Dare Adventure Race In Tempe

urban dare adventure race tempe arizona
by in Around Arizona | Events | Snapshot

It was the perfect, spring Saturday for an outdoor adventure. My good friend and I would be competing in the annual Urban Dare Adventure Race of Phoenix/Tempe. The Urban Dare Adventure Race is a 5- to 7-mile race, similar to the “Amazing Race.” First, we competed in the costume contest with our team name of… Read More →

Alfresco Dining Like a True Arizonan

by in Around Arizona | Dining | Lists

Spring is almost here! What better way to enjoy such nice weather than to have a delicious, reasonably priced meal outdoors. Here are some fabulous restaurants with equally fabulous patios. 1. El Zocalo Mexican Grille – Chandler Cozy tables, candlelight, fountains and plenty of shade trees allow for private conversation while enjoying a gourmet Mexican… Read More →

The Cost Of Relifing A Building During The Age Of Environmental Thrift

Relifing - AZRE Magazine November/December 2009
by in Building Green

The Cost Of Relifing A Building During The Age Of Environmental Thrift Breath of Life – Relifing Difficult financial times teach us that it is possible to do more with less, but also that doing more with less takes both thought and effort. In 1965, Adlai Stevenson, then U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, notably… Read More →