I’m Melanie Biehle, an artist and a freelance surface pattern and textile print designer based in Seattle.

I create vibrant abstract art and unique hand painted and illustrated prints for women’s apparel, home decor, and stationery markets.

My path to art and design is a curvy one. I started in writing and marketing, moved into photographyart direction, and graphic design, and finally found my creative niche as an abstract painter and textile print designer.

Lost In Translation Abstract Cityscape Painting by Melanie Biehle
Melanie Biehle Artist and Designer

In a former life, I wrote and optioned a romantic comedy screenplay, and used my Masters degree in psychology and years of marketing experience to help major Hollywood movie studios market their films. I still write about and photograph art and design for print and online publications when I get a fun assignment!

I live in Seattle with the Adventure Club – my husband Drew, our hilarious six-year-old son Nathaniel, a crazy dog (Gidget), and a reluctantly tolerant cat (Bella). I’ve called Seattle “home” on (count ‘em) four different occasions. I grew up in Louisiana and lived in Los Angeles twice. The Adventure Club wants to live abroad someday, preferably in Australia or Berlin.

My creative work has been featured in print and online publications including UPPERCASE MagazineLUXE Interiors + Design Magazine, Flow Magazine, Seattle Refined, Chronicle Books, The Jealous Curator, and Decor8. Learn more about my art and design work here.