Melissa is a graphic designer, illustrator & author who is passionate about all things handmade. She is originally from Monterrey, Mexico and deeply influenced by its rich culture and history. She currently lives in Milton, Ontario with her husband, twin boys and two cats.
Always having a passion for the visual arts, Melissa received an Honours Bachelor Degree in Graphic Design from the joint program at York University and Sheridan College. She pursued her passion for handmade with her first business Milo&Ben, creating sewn and needle felted animals based on her illustrations. After winding down Milo&Ben Melissa regained her love for illustration and pattern design. Designing patterns and working with various crafts and mediums has become her passion.
Melissa is also the founder of Makeology, a growing community of artisans that supports makers and small business owners.
Melissa currently enjoys documenting her own process of making. You can find her and her current projects on Instagram @melissalowrydesign