Lunch and Learn: Designing Partnerships – How to Get the Most from Your Agency




Working with outside vendors is a lot like online dating: you spend hours searching for the perfect match, narrow down your selection to a few promising options, chat a bit online, and set up an in-person meeting to see if there’s a future there. Fortunately, you don’t have to walk into your agency meetings the way you would walk into a blind date. meltmedia will share a strategy for building successful agency/client relationships, based on almost 20 years of working with our own clients—and input from other leading agencies in the community. Swipe right on this engaging session; you won’t regret it.

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Attendees Will Learn

When it comes to large-scale design projects, successful partnerships can save your sanity, professional relationships, and bottom line. Learn how to create a strategy that aligns internal and external teams to extract the most value possible from your agency partner. 

Who Should Attend

Content will be most valuable to senior marketers responsible for driving large-scale design projects. 

About the Speakers


Will Mejia is an accomplished design and marketing leader with nearly 20 years of experience developing engaging brand communications and captivating user experiences. Currently Director of Marketing at meltmedia, his client portfolio is a veritable who’s who of leading B2B and B2C brands including Warner Bros., Arizona Cardinals, Tyson Foods, and Carvana. Team members have referred to Will as “a visionary,” “uniquely passionate,” and “that guy who stocks the office pony keg with awesome beer.” When he isn’t creating inspirational design experiences, Will can be found cooking, gardening, mountain biking, and spending time with his wife and daughter. 


Mary Lane is a near 10-year veteran of the design field, with a deep passion for the crossroads of technology and UX; as a senior UX designer at meltmedia, she is responsible for guiding strategy and execution—from research and whiteboarding to wireframing and client collaboration. Her professional pedigree includes a B.S. from Georgia Institute of Technology and a client roster of heavy hitters including AT&T, NCAA, Bed Bath & Beyond, UPS, and Cleveland Clinic. Mary is an active member of IxDA, AIGA, Ladies that UX, and Girl Develop It. When she isn’t masterminding mind-blowing user experiences, she can be found in both the great outdoors (hiking, camping, and traveling) and the great indoors (sewing, playing handball, and trying to keep her houseplants alive).

About meltmedia

meltmedia is an award-winning digital strategy, design, and development agency. Established in 2000 and headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, the meltmedia team consists of over 80 onshore, in-house designers, developers, and strategists who live to create the world’s most inspiring digital experiences. Our portfolio of leading biotech, pharmaceutical, healthcare, and other industry clients includes Genentech (a member of the Roche Group), Honor Health, and Scholastic. meltmedia has been named the #1 web design agency, a top five marketing agency, a top five software company, and a best place to work by the Phoenix Business Journal, and an Inc. 5000 fastest-growing company in America. Visit or connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.

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October 31, 2017




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