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Melissa Washburn

Fine Art, Graphic Design, Illustration

Animal Proverbs: Why Buy the Cow

Animal Proverbs: Why Buy the Cow

Part of a series of posters illustrating animal-themed proverbs, this was a personal project using illustration and hand lettering.

Coffee Packaging Illustration

Coffee Packaging Illustration

Client: Keweenaw Coffee Works, Calumet, MI



Editorial Illustration for Inspired Living Magazine (http://www.nwitimes.com/niche/inspired-living/), April 2016 issue.

Contact Information


Cell: 219-916-6893


About the Artist

Melissa Washburn is an artist/illustrator/graphic designer based in Northwest Indiana. She grew up in upstate New York, but has lived in the Midwest since 1996. She creates layered, naturalistic, and expressive mixed-media illustrations inspired by the natural world. Melissa has worked for a range of clients including editorial, poster, packaging, and wall art.

Melissa holds a BFA in painting and printmaking from Binghamton University (SUNY) and an MA in Arts Administration from Indiana University Bloomington, and has completed several Illustration classes through the Continuing Education program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is a 2012-2013 recipient of an Individual Artist Program grant from the Indiana Arts Commission. She is also a member of the Graphic Artists Guild, and worked as Art Director for Group 7even in Valparaiso, IN for two years.

In Northwest Indiana, Melissa’s fine art is represented by White Key Gallery (http://www.whitekeygallery.com/)

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