I’m Melanie.

A designer who specializes in handlettering and illustration.

I left the south to follow my dreams of being a writer to New England. Ten years and a BFA in Writing, Literature, and Publishing later, I’m still in New England, but my passion for communication has shifted to graphic design and illustration.

I manage a team of production editors at O’Reilly Media, where I am a jane of all trades: hands-on book production; hiring freelance copy editors, proofreaders, and indexers; technical illustration; and baking cakes and designing cards for colleagues.

In my free time, I screenprint cheeky apparel, design wedding invitations, and stick hand lettered designs onto mugs. I am a firm believer in continuous learning, as evidenced by the 10+ Skillshare tabs open in my browser at any given time. This dedication to learning has recently evolved into teaching on Skillshare as well. Away from the computer, I bake too much, read fiction, and redecorate my Arlington home as often as my husband has the patience for.