I'm Melody. I'm currently turning dreams into reality in the great big city of San Francisco.
It's people that inspire me. I love listening to and telling their stories. Maybe I'll be lucky enough to tell yours?

My professional work spans a range of collateral for prospects, global and national clients, and internal efforts including but not limited to: mobile, web, motion graphics, video, multimedia and print. Most recently as a designer at a global agency, I had the unique opportunity to conceptualize and produce custom design solutions for new business initiatives, clients, and the internal brand - working with clients including a number of Fortune 500 companies in diverse markets. I'm currently at a unique design shop getting my hands into things like animation, installations, code - and a whole lot of digital.

My personal style and explorations are characterized by minimal illustrations and hand-lettering. I move from the computer back to making with my hands, pulled by the thought of creating messes with ink, paint, texture. I'm passionate about traveling and new experiences that influence these pieces. I also enjoy photography, styling, interior design, coding, and writing. I'm never not making something.

I enjoy collaborating on small projects with cool people outside my 9 to 5. You can find some of that work over on Made x Mel. Send me a note if you've got an idea, or make an inquiry! Brides interested in my wedding work can find samples and inquire here.


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11 Pepsico
12 Gotham
13 Best Western
14 Financial Engines
15 Dignity Health
16 Pinterest
17 Seventh Generation
18 Basis
19 Dannon
20 iRobot

01 Toyota
02 Kimpton Hotel Group
03 Airline Reporting Corporation
04 Samsung
05 Progressive Insurance
06 Orbis International
07 Goldman Environmental Prize
09 Quaker Oats
10 Aquafina



Made by Mel is about getting creative in all areas of life. After casually blogging about DIY's, simple recipes, dabbling in fashion, writing about life and faith and everything in between, I realized that I'm passionate about designing a life I love. I'm a creator by trade and it spills into all corners of my world. Here you'll find all the stuff I've made on my journey so far - food, words, decor, messes...

It is my hope that my findings inspire you to make your own beautiful life!  

Like what you see? Inquire here.

Please note that I am not always accepting freelance projects due to my full time job schedule