Growing up, Mekel always loved to draw. She wanted to own a ‘Mr Whippy’ ice cream van or become a fashion designer. Then she realised she hated sewing, and really just wanted to draw girls in pretty dresses while eating ice cream.
After working for over 10 years as a graphic designer for different boutique agencies in Perth, Mekel started kickin’ goals as a full-time illustrator. Her first assignment was illustrating ‘More Money for Shoes’ by Melissa Browne. She was chosen by Urban Walkabout to illustrate the front covers of their Perth guides over the course of two seasons and won the prestigious American Express ‘Picture This’ Award.
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