Melanie Roher

A graduate Cum Laude in Fine Arts of Pratt Institute, Ms. Roher also studied at Carnegie Mellon Institute and Syracuse University. In 1969 Ms. Roher joined the exhibition design staff at The Metropolitan Museum of Art where she designed exhibitions and graphics for five years. After a short term at Fulton + Partners, Corporate Identity Consultants, she became design director of the Bicentennial exhibit project, "Remember the Ladies," from 1974-1976. In 1977 Ms. Roher became an Art Director for Mobil Oil Corporation, developing corporate communications as well as cultural event promotional materials.

Ms. Roher created Roher Design, Inc. in 1980, keeping Mobil as her first client. For more than eighteen years she has managed award-winning projects that respond to the marketing needs of corporations and museums throughout the United States. In 1996, Roher/Sprague Partners was created combining the design and strategic marketing capabilities of both firms.

Ms. Roherís personal work includes illustrations, watercolors and drawings/works on paper. Her design work has been exhibited in "New York: Art on the Road," curated by the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Society of Illustratorís 29th Annual Exhibition, among others; and published in "Graphis Posters," 1981, "The Encyclopedia of Visual Ideas," (Van Nostrand Reinhold), "Made Possible by a Grant From Mobil," (Graphis Publishers), and "Clients and Designers," by Ellen Shapiro, (Watson-Guptill,1989). In 1993 she conceived of and curated the exhibition "The Artist and the Computer," at The Gallery at Hastings-on-Hudson, NY.

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