Friday, November 27, 2015

Local Profile - Melanie Miles

One of the best things about my blog has been meeting fellow local creative professionals and kindred spirits - many of whom have become good friends of mine.  It was a similar feeling meeting Melanie Miles not that long ago and I'm surprised that our paths have not crossed sooner than now.  Her illustrations are simply sublime.  Read on for more about Melanie...
Image via Brence & Sharon at Image Workshop 
Name: Melanie Miles
Occupation: Designer/Illustrator
Lives/works: Preston
Image via Brence & Sharon at Image Workshop 
How long have you lived/worked here? I have lived in Preston for over 10 years and bought a house 8 years ago in the area. We have slowly been renovating and landscaping when we can spare the time. The backyard has become a really great space to relax.
Describe yourself/what you do:
Curious, creative and meticulous, always searching to learn and be inspired by what’s around me. Nutrition, health and well-being are hugely important to me and are a big part of my life and who I am as is being an illustrator/stylist.

In 2005 my partner and exceptional creative expert, Joe Puntoriero and I founded Hybrid Expression, a multi-disciplinary design studio. Through our combined skill set and knowledge Hybrid Expression allows clients to engage with top-end design, unique expression and an emphasis on finding the best way for a brand to communicate. How is it working and living with your partner 24/7 is a question we’re regularly asked. When you have the commonality of a passion and the vision and drive to succeed the journey is both exciting and challenging, which strengthens our relationship and our business. We don’t always see eye to eye, but I think that helps push ideas and concepts further.

Best thing(s) about living/working in Melbourne’s north-east:
I’m really drawn to beautiful, inspired things, particularly if they are handcrafted. Melbourne’s north/east has some stunning boutique shops, and pop up stores, stocking pieces by local designers that are creative, unique in form, or adorned with stunning patterns. A designer's dream!

For more information:
Twitter: @hybridxpression
Facebook: Hybrid Expression
Twitter/Instagram: @melanie_miles_
Facebook: Melanie-Miles

1 comment:

  1. Melanie is an amazing talent! Really looking forward where her work heads next