Mike Melone is creative director and founder of Melone Advertising Group, a multidisciplinary advertising firm started in 1985 and based in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. Melone has gained international recognition for creating clear and thought provoking design solutions for clients from a wide range of sectors, from corporate and retail, to culinary, finance and tourism. He has had the opportunity to work with some of the best brands, nationally and internationally, including All-Clad Metalcrafters, Community Bank, Washington County Tourism Promotion Agency, Roberto Clemente Family, Pittsburgh Steelers, Penguins, IndyCar Racing, and DICK’S Sporting Goods PONY League World Series. Melone studied at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh as well as the European study program under the direction of some of the best teachers in Florence, Switzerland, Paris and London.