Hello my name is Melissa Mendez- Emmanuel and Welcome to my Design Studio!
Here at Melissa Mendez Design Studio, my goal is to help you grow and maintain your apparel business through over 12 years expertise in design and apparel with professional design services.
In 2014 I founded Melissa Mendez Design Studio shortly after leaving my Corporate Technical Design job at a major Fashion Retailer. My reason for leaving is simple, I desired a work life balance and the ability to work remotely. With less of a commute [few steps walk to my design studio] I have been able to devote more time and passion into my clients’ work. Check out what some of my clients are saying
Over the past 10 years I have worked in the fashion apparel world for companies such as Talbots, Macys, Ellen Tracy, and Garan Inc. (Garanimals– Children’s Wears) to name a few. I studied at Parsons New School for Design in Fine Arts for 2 Years as a Jacob Lawrence Scholar. Received a 4 year BA Degree from Fashion Institute of Technology [ F.I.T ] in Production Management in Fashion and Related Industries. My Artwork has been featured at El Museo Del Barrio & The Studio Museum in Harlem right beside James Vander Zee a prominent photographer from the Harlem Renaissance.
I have always loved art and designing. I’d like to believe that is why I entered the fashion apparel industries. I surround myself with prints, patterns and fabric. Textiles incorporates many of the design elements I have explored over the years. It enables me to create without boundaries. Art in everyday living! That is what makes it special and impactful. You don’t have to be in museum to view it, or behind a rope, therefore it is accessible to touch.
I can’t wait to hear from you!