ARTIST + GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Melissa is an illustrator and graphic designer for Express Creative and the Shepherd Express, Milwaukee’s weekly newspaper. Trained in traditional drawing at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, where she graduated in 2016 with a BFA in Integrated Studio Arts, Melissa brings hand drawing into the digital realm. Her unique style has been most visible in a series of strikingly original cover illustrations for the Shepherd Express. Melissa’s work in fine arts has been exhibited in Milwaukee galleries such as Portrait Society Gallery and Yellow Wallpaper Gallery and has received favorable notice in a variety of local publications and websites.