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Tripepi Smith Adds Another Graphic Artist to the Team

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Melanie JamesWith a significant increase in new clients and expanded work with existing clients, Tripepi Smith has added Melanie James to the team effective July 25, 2016. Melanie brings her experience in graphic arts to Tripepi Smith on a full-time basis, making her the second full-time resource at the firm to deliver on the growing array of client communication support requests.

“Using the visual arts to deliver a message is highly rewarding and effective. The opportunity to join Tripepi Smith provides me with a chance to express my artistic ideas while helping communities and companies achieve their goals,” stated Melanie. “There is a high level of energy and dedication within the team at Tripepi Smith. This is going to be great.”

Melanie’s addition to the team has resulted in a doubling of the staff at Tripepi Smith in the last two years. Tripepi Smith has been adding clients quickly as the local government market focuses on social media use to reach their residents and the popularity of Tripepi Smith’s Communications Assessment process spreads.

“It has been a phenomenal year for the firm, and we continue to make investments in people and tools to better serve our clients. There are a lot of cities and companies that want help, and Tripepi Smith is ready to deliver. All of this has been made possible by the cities, water districts and companies that have chosen Tripepi Smith as their communications and marketing partner,” said Ryder Todd Smith, president of Tripepi Smith. “Melanie brings fresh ideas and a core skill set in digital design technologies that will benefit all our clients.”

Melanie’s background includes experience with the Adobe Creative Suite, including InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator. She holds a BA from California State University, Long Beach and an Associate of Arts, Digital Arts from Golden West College. She also has hands-on experience with WordPress CMS, the primary development platform for all of Tripepi Smith’s website development projects.

Tripepi Smith is a marketing, technology and public affairs firm located in Orange County, CA. Its clients include for-profit, non-profit and public agencies throughout the state of California. Its unique mix of marketing and technology prowess provide a competitive advantage for organizations seeking to leverage the Internet to achieve their communication goals. The firm also provides full content creation services, including: ghostwriting, collateral development, photography, video production, search engine marketing, search engine optimization, email marketing campaigns and website design and execution. Tripepi Smith clients include: Rowland Water, California Contract Cities Association, California City Management Foundation,California Utility Executive Management Association, Climatec Energy Services, Big Independent Cities Excess Pool, Independent Cities Finance Authority, City of Duarte, City of La Cañada Flintridge,City of Livermore, City of Placentia and City of Norwalk.