Hi. I’m Melanie Chadwick a full time illustrator and designer living and working in Cornwall. I freelance with individuals, small businesses and design studios on illustration, surface pattern, brand and design projects. I believe that design should be fun, lively and enrich the lives of those around it. I work in a variety of media from traditional watercolours, pen and ink, collage to digital and vector brushes and specialise in map, food and lettering illustration.
I have a love of sketching and everyday draw in my sketchbook. I recently completed drawing a postcard everyday for 2020, giving myself no more than 15 minutes. If you’d like to see them they are all up in my shop here.
If you’d like to learn more about the way in which I work I have created a food illustration course with online provider Domestika and share some of the techniques I use for creating my artwork mixing analogue with digital.
I also like to film and share my process, along with behind the scenes and life over on my Youtube channel. I especially enjoy chatting to other creatives about their creative practice too and have filmed a series called Creative Conversations. I also record a podcast called Creative Catchup where I chat with my artist friend Natasha Newton about running a creative business.
Please read my services page for a full list of what I can offer you and sign up to my newsletter if you would like to receive up to date news of what I’m creating.
If you are looking to license existing images for greeting cards/gift markets please do get in touch I have an extensive catalogue of images.
SELECTED STUDIOS & CLIENTS
American Airlines, Bosinver Farm Cottages, BTL Brands, Cornish Seasalt, Best Days Out Cornwall, Graveney Gin, Ferment Magazine, Lappa Valley Railway, Leap Design Studio, National Trust, RSVP- Sellers Publishing House USA, Quarto Publishing, Virgin Holidays.