March Lunch & Learn - Behind the Creative

March 18, 2020

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Hensville The Roost

Where do they draw their inspiration? What do they wish they knew when they got started? Where do they put their trophies? We're bringing in our ADDY winning friends, Melissa Wehrman and Nick Amrhein, to give us the story behind their award-winning campaigns. Join us at Hensville The Roost for lunch and networking, while learning from the best. 

This event is made possible by our 2019-2020 Series Sponsor, PromoHits.

$25 member
$30 non-member
$15 student

Registration for this event is Required by Friday, March 13th.

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Melissa Wehrman
Freelance Branding + Design
Melissa Wehrman Designs

After moving from New York City to the Toledo-area in 2010, Melissa Wehrman transformed her freelance side hustle into a full-time gig designing brands for the hospitality and arts industries. Based in her home office in Whitehouse, she has developed designs for institutions such as the Toledo Opera, Toledo Symphony, the Henry Ford Museum, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, while also working on new restaurant concepts across the country.

Her work has been featured in multiple books and design blogs, as well as a finalist for a James Beard Foundation Award for “Outstanding Restaurant Graphics,” Toledo ADDY Best in Show and multiple other Judge’s Choice and Gold Toledo ADDY awards, and, most recently, a 2019 District 5 Silver ADDY award for her Toledo Opera season poster campaign. In her personal life, she enjoys being on the Board for Bittersweet Farms, running, cooking, travel, and family time with her husband Ryan and two children Sylvia & Kent.


Nick Amrhein 
Photographer + Director


Heavily tattooed, rides a Harley, skateboarder, and a type 1 diabetic.

Nick Amrhein (Am-Ryn) started shooting at the age of 15 years old when his friends and him wanted to film each other skateboard. Years down the road Nick pursued his passion even further after high school and moved to California and interned at Loyalty Creative and assisted under celebrity/fashion photographer Kevin Ou. 

Honing in of his craft and shaping his style he started his business in 2010. He today considers himself a commercial / advertising photographer and director, creating imagery for whatever your needs may be, allowing to successfully portray your brand, product or personal message.

Nick was awarded a Silver National ADDY Award in June of 2019 for his Photography Campaign Bravery & Bullets Combat Vet Series


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