I DRAW GIRLS
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, Western 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 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.
Mekel joined the Jacky Winter Group in 2014, and now works with clients across the world, including TOPSHOP, Westfield, Elle and Revlon. 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 has lectured at South Metropolitan Tafe teaching Fashion eMarketing and Fashion Illustration.
Elle Style Awards
Elle x Max Factor Live art activation, painting with makeup!
Westfield Whitford City
Giant 4 metre hoarding in the fashion mall
Christmas wrapping paper for the centre.
Polo in The City
Illustration invitation for the Carat VIP tent
Leading Hotels Worldwide
LHW Spring Roadshow illustration
‘Picture this’ POS display retail illustration
More Money for Shoes
First illustrated book for Melissa Browne
9 part instagram feature for Victoria Secret Fashion Show
Perfect Day Bridal
Branding illustration for UK business
Wall mural for Mt Hawthorn salon