#LLATechThursdays: Meet Mélissa Ketchandji, Lead Designer at Merkle & Founder, DigitalMayven

Mélissa Ketchandji is the lead Designer at Merkle & the founder of DigitalMayven, a platform that empowers entrepreneurs and content creators to use digital tools to grow their businesses online. ⠀⠀⠀⠀

Mellisa started out by  pursuing a career in fashion marketing and interning at luxury brands like Oscar de la Renta and Saint Laurent (YSL).  She then realized that her passions was outside of marketing with the help of an online personality test, and made the big switch  into the world of coding as a web developer and UX designer.

Melissa’s journey from luxury digital marketer to self taught UX Designer & front-end programmer is a proof that there is space for everyone looking to transition into tech.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

She has also worked for companies like Microsoft, Ralph Lauren, Northern Trust, & SNL Banker.

Melissa now helps and mentors aspiring UX Designers who also want to make the transition into the field of UX through 101 calls to help them land a job. 

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