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Michele Melcher Illustration, Philadelphia based illustrator, artist, painter.


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Portrait illustration for Smithsonian Magazine

Michele Melcher

I'm very excited to share this: I had the HUGE honor to create portrait illustrations for the contributor page of this month's issue of Smithsonian Magazine. You can see my portraits of author, Tony Perrottet, artist, Haisam Hussain and photographer Gina LaVey. Scroll down to see close ups of the artwork.


Illustration for the October Issue of Washingtonian Magazine

Michele Melcher

Here's a quick illustration that I did for the October issue of Washingtonian Magazine, "These Private Schools Are Even More Customized for Your Kid," by Elaina Plott. The article discusses DC area private schools and how crazy customized and competitive they have become for those families who are hoping that they will propel their children straight into Ivy League Schools and bright career paths.

From my own experience growing up in rural Pennsylvania and attending public schools until I went to college and Art School, this was an eye opening read for me. I had never heard of the terms STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) , STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts Math) and had no idea that K-4 Engineering was even a thing - besides maybe playroom building blogs or a game a Jenga? Anyway, the story is a pretty interesting and you have a few minutes check it out.

And a shout out Kellie at Washingtonian Magazinefor the Art Direction. Thank you!




Portrait Illustration of Michael Bloomberg for Governing Magazine.

Michele Melcher

I just finished this portrait illustration of well known Philanthropist and former mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg, for the April edition of Governing Magazine. The article, written by J.B. Wogan is titled "How Bloomberg's Still Changing the Ways Cities Operate". It talks about how, since 2010, "Bloomberg Philanthropies have given more than $150 Million to mayors in nearly 70 municipalities to support experiments in government innovation".  Here is a link to the article , it is definitely an interesting read.

I was asked to illustrate the portrait in black and white so that the designers could place Bloomberg's face onto a 100 dollar bill template.  I love the way that it turned out and am honored to have been chosen for the assignment. Enjoy!

Michael Bloomberg

Michael Bloomberg