Hi, I’m Mel. I create fresh and upbeat illustrations inspired by my travels both near and far. Translated onto a variety of home-wares and accessories, these prints can help you to never forget that much loved getaway. With their playful twist my modern-retro designs are here to brighten up a room and put a smile on your face. It’s as simple as that.
But it wasn’t always about travel . . . I specialised in Interior Textiles at university and took a particular liking to surface pattern design. I started off working with a greetings card company – a great experience but my heart was still in interiors so I also freelanced for a few years producing designs for homewares before deciding I wanted to go it alone. In 2012 I completed the Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design e-course and Mel Smith Designs was born . . .