Small Team, Big Plans

We're a design team based out of Jacksonville, Florida. We love designing, coding, and solving problems.

Mel Young

Brand & UI/UX Designer

Mel is a nerd and creative. At a young age, Mel was drawing, painting, and honing his creative skills, as well as engaging himself in challenges on the computer. Mel attended the University of North Florida and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design. He brings a slew of skills to the forefront for every problem including (but not limited to) illustration, UI/UX design, branding, strategy & positioning, print design and multiple years of experience as a freelance designer.

Brian Squillace

Web Developer

Brian is a natural on the computer, and has been programming since age 11. In recent years, he’s been both a freelance graphic designer and a digital printer. He enjoys working on a team and loves the feeling of seeing a project grow from an idea to a complete end product. He’s been in the business for over 5 years, working with an Atlanta-based creative agency, and before that, working prepress at a Jacksonville print shop.

Josh Wessolowski


Josh is Tephra’s resident guy behind the lens. Both a photographer and UNF trained graphic designer, he brings a carefully crafted eye, capturing our clients’ best form. When he’s not creating, you can find him playing; music, with pets Milton and Elvis, or house with Aubrey.