Hello,

My name is Melissa Bixby

Accountant, Photographer

and Graphics Designer.

About Me

Hello! I am a mother of two teenage boys and have always had a passion for photography. It started when my kids were young and in sports. I wanted to catch those moments in my kids lives when they were little. I’m also an avid traveler and love the outdoors. My love for photography moved from taking pictures of my kids to landscapes. I absolutely adore taking pictures while hiking. Nature is so beatiful and catching those images and being able to look back at them gives me such a feeling of peace. I hope by sharing my images others are able to have that same joy. As for my work life, I have always been good with math, and that translated into an accounting degree and career. I enjoy working on computers, so accounting, web design and graphic design are all right up my ally. 

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YEARS OF MY EXPERIENCE

I have 14 years of experience in accounting. Accounting has been my day job. I have worked for both a large government contract corporation as well as a small company with only approximately 200 employees. I have also been a treasurer for a few non-profit organizations. In the past few years I have polished my skills with photoshop and illustrator and started learning how to build webpages in WordPress. I have designed logos as a freelancer for several small businesses. Some examples of my work are below.

Just a little about me…

I am 39 years old and have worked in accounting for over 14 years. I was a single mother for most of my life, and have two teenage boys who are now almost grown. I love the outdoors and most outdoor activities. I also love traveling, seeing new places, meeting new people and experiencing new cultures. One of my other passions is photography and editing. The combination of the outdoors and travel lends itself well to my passion for photography. I love being able to capture beautiful images and share them with the world. Especially in places a lot of people might not be able to go. Through developing my editing skills in Photoshop, I’ve been able to turn that into freelance opportunities by creating logos and other  graphics designs for small businesses. I’ve found that I really enjoy doing this kind of work as well and have branched out into wordpress and website design. All of these skills are very complimentary, and as I strengthen them, I discover new software and interests that I continue to learn and grow with.

* Freelance Graphics Designer (June 2017 – Present)

* Accounts Receivable (Oct 2016 – June 2018) – Croppmetcalfe, Fairfax, Va

* Treasurer for Non-Profit Thrift Store (June 2015 – July 2016) – HOSC, Honolulu, Hi

* Project Administrator (August ’11 thru June ‘12)- URS Corp, Austin, Tx

* Project Accounting Specialist (July ’08 thru August ‘11)- URS Corp, Austin, Tx

* QC Clerk and Processor (DEC. ’04 thru July ‘08 )– URS Corp, Austin, Tx

Bachelors Degree – Business Management with option in Accounting- Penn Foster – 2015 Associates Degree – Business Management – Penn Foster – 2006 High School Diploma –  1997
My Skills
WordPress
Microsoft Word
Microsoft Excel
Powerpoint
Photoshop
Illustrator
GSuite

Examples of my work:

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