Melanie works as a production designer in television and film, having initially begun her career as an interior designer.
Drawing and visualising every day, she uses her skills as an illustrator and her love of period design to inspire her drawings and giftware.
She has always been inspired to draw and she loves delving into the past, often visiting vintage fairs and antique shops. But it was her collaboration with Janie Ticehurst on her book Mind Over Fat that first inspired her to work on her portfolio of images. Supported and encouraged by her family and colleagues, she is embarking on a longstanding dream of illustrating and creating her own products professionally.