Mel Blanchard

Writer & Creative Problem Sovler

Hi there! I'm Mel. A wise man once told me that if you write something true, you'll never run out of things to write. Something true; I'm very critical of myself. I do so much, but still not enough. I want to change the world, innovate, and communicate to the masses and I guess until I've reached those goals, I'll remain hungry. I used to put a ton of emphasis on where I went to school and what degrees I have, but I’ve come to realize anyone has the ability to shape their future if they’ve got what it takes, passion, and the drive to do so. Your college degree doesn’t define you, it’s what actions you take that do. I am a writer, storyteller, and creative problem solver. I was trained in design for architecture and film from USC, but life is really where I’ve gained experience and learned the most from. I’ve worked just about every job and have had the shit kicked out of me, but instead of giving up, I’ve realized that I’ve only got room to grow. It took me a long time to really know what I want and to say it with confidence and feel very lucky to know now. I want to always write and work in development of story and social innovation, so that’s what I’m doing. Just trying to kill it one day at a time.

I live in Venice, California, I named my dog Bella before Twilight existed, I’m in a shit ton of student loan debt, I’ve traveled the world, I’ve stolen a wood penis from an ancient Princess's shrine in Thailand, I let the love of my life slip between my heart because I was broken at a point, I’m a runner, and I’m a hopeful dreamer. I believe stepping outside of your comfort zone will only make you stronger and that it’s okay to cry once in a while. My goal is to always be true to myself. I am seeking an exciting career in business development that will bring out my passions in storytelling, innovation, strategy, and social responsibility. You will see here my work extends from design, photography, marketing, and film. Knowing all these skills has really helped me develop and hone in at what I’m best at, storytelling. Feel free to contact me anytime. Cheers!