Melanie is an American artist born and raised in Plymouth, Michigan. She has been drawing since she was a little girl. Back then, her favorite canvas was pavement and her go to tool was sidewalk chalk. Nowadays, Melanie typically works digitally but also enjoys creating artwork with watercolor, markers, colored pencils, and acrylic paint. Oh, and sometimes a pinch of glitter too!
Melanie is a 2013 graduate of the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan where she earned a BFA in Illustration before relocating to Los Angeles, California to pursue a career as an illustrator and designer. Melanie is most interested in work that has a positive and memorable impact on children - including animation, games, publications, and products.
Melanie is cheerful and loves to try new things. She enjoys cooking, sci fi movies, and spending time exploring LA with her friends. When she isn’t working, you might find her hunting for shells and unique rocks on the beach! Melanie is also very fond of animals, especially her little black cat, Pepper.
The picture book, a child-like twist on an adult favorite, was #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers list!