Melina Smyres received her Master of Fine Arts degree from the School of Visual Arts, Designer as Entrepreneur program in New York City. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design from The College of Saint Rose. Her work has been published in Print Magazine and How Magazine. She has exhibited her posters in galleries in New York City, Boston, Portland, Los Angeles, Washington D.C, San Francisco, Chicago, Tokyo, Milan, and London. Smyres is currently a full-time faculty instructor teaching graphic design. She takes students on study abroad trips during the summer.