2022 Finalist Telstra Best of Business Awards (in the category Accelerating Women)
2022 Nominated The Advertiser Sunday Mail Woman of the Year Award
2021 Finalist Sight for All ‘One Day for Sight’ Photographic Competition
2021 Request to be part of the judging panel for the Telstra 2021 Best of Business Awards
2020 ‘She Creates’ Ambassador, Nominated by the Adelaide Advertising and Design Club (AADC)
– a new initiative by the AADC with the purpose of focusing on women considered to be part of
Adelaide’s Creative Communications industry.
Finalist, 2019 Telstra Business Awards, Small and Succeeding category
Finalist, 2019 Winnovation Awards, Arts category for research in Neurodesign*
Melinda was a finalist in the 2019 Women in Innvovation Awards (Arts) for her use of the emerging field of neuroaesthetics in advertising. In 2021 Melinda accepted an offer to study a Masters Degree furthering her interest in Neurodesign (deferred due to work commitments)
Oranje Creative is led by Melinda Parent, who during the last 20 years has initiated and managed a long list of successful marketing and retail campaigns for many well-known brands: Tafe SA, Immigration SA, National Pharmacies, National Pharmacies Optical, MyHousing, University of Adelaide, Solver Paints, SABCO, Burnside Village, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, State Opera of South Australia, National Trust of South Australia, Australian Ballet, Walford School, St Andrew’s School, St Peter’s College, East End Cellars and Gaslight Pharmacy in Sydney.