Melissa Studach
Writer. Editor. Creative Storyteller.

welcome to my portfolio

recent work

Go to 7 Spring Blogger Projects We Love

7 Spring Blogger Projects We Love

Take a cue from these Midwestern bloggers on how to decorate your home for spring.

Go to How to Have a Ball on Game Day

How to Have a Ball on Game Day

If you think ball hogs only exist on the basketball courts, you haven’t seen my party guests when I bring out the cheese ball.

Go to 15 Kitchen Backsplash Ideas

15 Kitchen Backsplash Ideas

Function partners with design in a quality kitchen backsplash. Find the perfect style for your kitchen and budget with our backsplash ideas.

Go to 3 Blogger Projects We Love

3 Blogger Projects We Love

Looking for a simple weekend decorating or garden project? Here are three DIY ideas from Midwest bloggers that should take only an hour or two to complete.

past experience

Drake Magazine

Lead Drake University’s award-winning, student-run publication. Manage a staff of more than 45 writers, editors, designers, and photographers.

Meredith Xcelerated Marketing

Kraft Apprentice
Write print and digital content for Kraft Foods’ publications. Work with a Des Moines-, New York-, and Chicago-based team members.

Midwest Living

Editorial Assistant
Assist the Home + Garden editor and help organize photoshoots. Write online content and social media for the section.

Get in touch

Melissa Studach
Des Moines, Iowa