Let me introduce myself...
My name is Melanie Williams Cortes. I am the owner of a small design company in a beautiful area of Southern California. I started working for my father when I was 15 years old. He was a VP and Art Director for a major advertising agency in California and taught me the art of seeing things through the eyes of a true artist. I moved on to work in the entertainment industry in publicity and then on set decor. After several years I had the opportunity to join a family business founded by two of my brothers. The family business, Williams Graphics, was a great experience. My portion of the business drifted to the home building industry which I successfully built to become a large portion of the overall production of the company. At the same time, the company was highly regarded and had the coveted status of preferred vendor for Disney. We produced many displays for theme parks including Disney worldwide, museums such as NASA, the Getty and the Sears Tower in Chicago. I decided to pull my portion of the business and go it on my own. I have enjoyed that decision and the ability to control each project on my own. I have found that the home building industry is in my blood. There is nothing like the energy that surrounds new construction! I have merchandised model homes, apartment units, clubhouses as well as my main focus, sales and design centers. I am a turnkey vendor that includes everything from concept to installation of interiors, displays and exterior signage. I have a unique ability to create, manufacture and install in remote locations out of state. My strong background in signage design and fabrication techniques helps profoundly with my design capabilities. The time that I spent in the entertainment industry brings out the creative whimsy that you will find in all of my projects.
-Melanie Williams Cortes