Hi, I’m Mel. Artist & Designer specialized in Branding & Hand Lettering. I’m passionate about creative storytelling + conjuring up compelling, personality-infused visuals with a touch of magic and nostalgia.
I’ve been told that I’m a dream, a miracle worker, a visual magician; that I have a gift for extracting what my clients want to communicate & translating their thoughts into captivating visuals that perfectly embody the essence of their brand message. As a seasoned, multi-disciplinary designer, I offer a unique range of creative services which enables me to provide each client with a truly personalized and resourceful design experience – from creative direction, art & illustration, hand lettering, logo design, branding, web design & development, and more.
While based in the charming little city of St. Augustine, FL, I’m fortunate to have the opportunity to work with clients, both local and worldwide. With nearly 10 years of hands-on experience, I’ve worked with a variety of clients, from small creative businesses to high-end lifestyle brands – artists, bloggers, yoga instructors, musicians, interior designers, celebrities, luxury product retailers, fashion designers, and photographers.
BEHIND THE BRAND
“Always keep that little place where the magic grows inside of you, alive.”
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Creating is my true passion and purpose.
It’s what gets me up in the morning, and keeps me up late into the night! Whether I’m crafting a brand, creating fonts, exploring form and function through small-batch ceramics, making all natural candles, or painting, you will almost always find me working up some kind of creative magic!! When I’m not making, you’ll find me spending time with my husband & our two children + two pups or exploring and photographing this beautiful, mysterious world.
I’m on the pursuit of designing a life that I love through conscious consideration, intentional living, and handcrafting beautiful art. I live for magical little moments that evoke nostalgia, all things Autumn, & spur of the moment road trips.
In addition to my design studio, I’m the creative director behind Shop Mel Volkman; an artisan studio focused on crafting beautiful, functional pieces to accompany you in your space — small-batch ceramics, all natural candles, original artwork, and limited edition prints handcrafted and printed in-studio. I am humbled and excited to be sharing my work within private and public spaces all around the world.
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