Saturday, November 17, 2007
artist profile - Melissa Contreras
Melissa Contreras was born and raised in Fresno, California. She came to LA to finish her Biology Degree at UCLA. Realizing her heart wasn't in it, she switched to Art. Thrown head first into the world of high concept art, those 3 years were a blur of not fitting in and just not getting it.
After graduating, she landed a job making craft samples for an educational toy company. Knowing that wouldn't get her far, Melissa convinced them to let her try her hand at Graphic Design. Many years (and catalogs) later, she started Axelhoney as a way to focus her creative energy. She realizes to be happy she must do what she truly loves, and let her art take her where ever it wants to...