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Melissa Lee Johnson is a fine artist, illustrator, and graphic designer, living & working in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. As a fine artist, Melissa focuses on drawing and illustrating, but also explores tattooing, animation, writing, and collaborative projects. Her various art and design practices are united by her interest in expanding the tradition of editorial illustration.

She graduated with a BFA in Integrated Studio Arts and a Minor in Illustration from The Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design in May 2016, and was a finalist for the Mary Nohl Fellowship in 2017.

Melissa is currently  an illustrator and graphic designer at the Shepherd Express, an alternative Milwaukee newspaper.


Her books are currently open for freelance and commission work!

Contact Melissa for questions, comments, commissions, prints, freelance work & more. Prints of any size, of any work, available upon request.

melissaleejohnsonart@gmail.com