Melissa Lee Johnson

Wanna Work Together?

For inquiries, email me at or use the project form below. I’m happy to answer all of your questions and give you a quote! I’ve work with both individuals and clients such as; Macmillan Publishing, Parents Magazine, Hacienda Beer Co., Milwaukee Film, Shepherd Express, Milwaukee County Parks, Company Brewing, and Memra Language Services.


I know you want attention, but stock images and generic fonts won’t get you noticed. Create a totally unique ad campaign using illustration and hand lettering. Billboards, digital & print ads, or social media - I can do it all.

Reading isn’t just for nerds! Or old people! (Take it from me, a card-carrying Millennial). Bring your articles to life, and reinforce your brand with eye-catching custom illustrations.


I know you’re beautiful on the inside. But are you beautiful on the outside? Use illustration to give your brand killer looks to match its sparkling personality. A well-defined visual identity will make you instantly recognizable.

Be the fanciest bitch around and commission me to make a work of art, just for you. Pet portraits? Check. Hand lettered message of your choice? Check. A portrait of yourself to hang above the fireplace? CHECK.



Project Form

IMPORTANT: Portraits commissions are closed until 2020!

Name *
Who Are You? *
It's ok if you don't have all the details! Throw all your ideas at me, I promise we can make something cool together.
Optional! This will be any text included in the illustration. Ex: Pet's name (if wanted left blank please specify)
Physical Works
Physical Dimension
These sizes all work with standard frames, with or without a mat. I like to make framing easy for ya :)
How do you want to receive the final work?
FYI I print on Archival giclée print on 340 gsm Epson Cold Press Bright White Watercolor Paper. It's really nice.
Will you need the working file?
This will probably be an Adobe Photoshop file, but it also could be Illustrator or InDesign.
Obviously this only applies to physical work. Unless you just want me to know where you live?
Do you have a specific date you need this by? I typically need a minimum of 2 weeks to complete project. IMPORTANT: Portrait Commissions are closed until 2020!
Are you a babe on a budget? I can work with that. Either a specific amount or a range will work.
Is it ok to sleep with socks on?
I'm asking for a friend.