Melissa is a graphic designer, illustrator & event planner 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 Tom, twin boys Wesley and Elliott and two cats Milo and Benjamin.
She received an Honours Bachelor Degree in Graphic Design from the joint program at York University and Sheridan College. She has worked with numerous clients including Hudson's Bay, Right to Play and the Canadian Cancer Society. She pursued her passion for handmade with her first business Milo&Ben, creating sewn and needle felted animals based on her illustrations.
Her work has appeared in publications such as Mollie Makes, Today's Parent, Wedding Bells & Mingle Magazine. 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. If you would like to work on a commission or collaborate please get in touch.