About Us

Creative Adrenaline is powered by creative director, Melissa Gacek.

Branding • Design • Creative Direction • Illustration • UX/IA • Social Media • Project Management

Like a runner crossing the finish line with that final surge, or an athlete getting into the zone and crushing their workout, the name Creative Adrenaline embodies the feeling, energy, passion, and excitement that comes from developing the right design solutions for businesses and organizations.

When you have the right brand energy, things take off.

Melissa Gacek specializes in corporate identity, creative direction, graphic design, package design, environmental design, illustration, production for print and digital.

She creates and leads teams with targeted UX/UI designs, wireframes, and prototypes for web and app solutions.

She brings her long-time experience in project management and business development to every project.


Adobe Suite: Illustrator, Photoshop, Indesign. Adobe XD. Fetch. Figma. WordPress. PowerPoint. Google Platforms.

UX / User Experience Certification.

Adobe Captivate Certification.

What do you get when you send a professional runner and a professional bodybuilder to the Grand Canyon and challenge them to create their own race? An adventure of a lifetime. Pictured: Melissa Gacek (left), with her nutrition coach and friend, Kristin Rowell, (right). The dynamic duo recently completed the Grand Canyon Rim to Rim 50K Run Challenge, a descent from the South Kaibab Trailhead down to Ribbon Falls with a two bridge crossing and ascent up Bright Angel Trailhead, for a total of 32.3 miles for the day, including the run to the car (LOL). #creativeadrenaline #backtonature #discovercreation #solesisters #rimtorim #ultrarunners #nolimits #dreambig #goafteryourdreams #mastersrunning #ultrarunning #grandcanyon

Melissa Gacek is a mom of two daughters, enjoys cooking, reading, boating, biking, traveling, singing, coaching, and painting, and gets out to golf here and there. She is a 2-time USA Olympic Team Marathon Trials Qualifier, is a World Champion in the 5000M on the track, and USATF National Champion for Masters in the 15K and half marathon, and the National Champion for 5000M in track and field. So whether you want a world-class brand and/or motivation for your next Epic Running/hiking adventure outside of the boardroom, Melissa is your coach. Because we only live once, and we might as well go after all our goals.