- My Story -


Hey! I’m Melissa, the creative behind Melissa Dawn Design. I’ve always been passionate about design and the arts in general, basically since the moment I was able to hold a pencil. Naturally, this led to me pursue an artistic program in school, and after three years of busting my butt in a demanding Interior Design program, I realized that my real passion was Graphic Design. So, back to school I went!

In addition to Melissa Dawn, I’ve also been working for the City of Ottawa for the past 10 years. If you’re an Ottawa resident, you’ve likely seen some of my work while out and about in this beautiful city. In the summer of 2017, I decided to launch my business in the hopes of being able to help like-minded creative entrepreneurs tell and portray their story through thoughtfully crafted branding and design solutions. This decision has also allowed me to really explore my creative side at a more in-depth level. 

When I'm not busy designing with intent, my life revolves around my family and my sweet, supportive boyfriend who is always keeping me laughing. You're most likely to find me on a trail in the woods somewhere, in a kayak exploring our beautiful Canadian rivers, dipping my toes in the water or aimlessly traversing the landscape of a new country.