My story so far


Step into the intriguing world of Melanie Miles, where colourful foliage and playful animal characters await to infuse your day with fun and style!

Melanie is an illustrator and pattern creator working in both traditional fine art and digital media. Her popular Instagram feed of original gouache paintings conjures up fantastical flora and curious animals using vibrant colours and a lively, hand-drawn aesthetic. She draws creative inspiration from daily life and travels, nostalgic Australian childhood memories, and visions from her dreams.

Melanie prints or hand-paints her designs onto luxe fashion accessories including leather purses, silk scarves, and natural fibre tote bags. These pieces are all about bringing a bit of inspiration and joy to your every day.

Her philosophy embraces the collective feminine spirit and connection to the natural world: “Nature has its own language and, if you remain present, you can tap into its infinite creativity.”

Brighten your wardrobe with a dash of feminine power and cheerful fun (and maybe a cheeky monkey or two!) with a unique piece from this ever-changing collection. All items proudly made in Melbourne with love.

Melanie Miles Illustration & Design
Melanie Miles Illustration Design Studio


If you have a new project or you’ve seen something you like I’m always happy to hear about interesting opportunities for my illustration. Send me an email using the form and I’ll get back to you straight away.