Mekel

Mekel illustrated our limited edition of Pride and Prejudice.

Growing up, Mekel always loved to draw. Especially girls in pretty dresses. She thought about being a fashion designer, however quickly realised she hated sewing, and went on to study graphic arts instead. After working for over 10 years as a graphic designer for different boutique agencies in Perth, Australia, Mekel started kickin’ goals as a full-time illustrator. Her first professional assignments were illustrating ‘More Money for Shoes’ a book by Melissa Browne, and was chosen by Urban Walkabout to illustrate the front covers of their Perth guides over the course of two seasons. You may have seen her handwritten logo for Betts Shoes, shoebox and large watercolour murals for the iconic Australian store. She has been interviewed by Vanity Fair and featured as one of their ‘5 must-follow fashion illustrators’, and is known for her delicate linework, large scale watercolours and pops of bright colour.

Mekel now works with clients across the world, including Twinings, TOPSHOP, Westfield, Elle and Revlon, on a vast range of projects.

You can view Mekel’s work at www.mekel.net and www.instagram.com/mekel_illustration.