Melita's dreams of becoming a hard-hitting journalist were dashed when, having completed her BA in Mass Communications (with majors in journalism and marketing), she discovered writing news stories about politics, sport and education was like pulling teeth. Her own teeth.

So, between stints eating her way through Bangkok as a food writer and sashaying through New York City as a dog walker, Melita thought she'd try something 'different' by studying graphic design. A career in advertising soon ensued. While this pint-sized, award-winning, art-directing copywriter is not one to fit into a box, she ticks as many as possible.

Outside her day job, Melita can be found: swanning about on the river with a beer and a book in her little wooden rowboat Mon Petit; eating too much cheese; attempting to satiate her penchant for tsundoku; and, translating into human-speak the deep inner thoughts of her dog Banjo. 

 

 

Art-directing copywriter
Creative Strategist
Professional Dilettante
Part-time Scallywag



awards

 

Winner: Copywriter of Year
Perth Advertising and Design Club (2014)

Winner: Art Director of Year
Perth Advertising and Design Club (2012)

Finalist: Copywriter of Year
Perth Advertising and Design Club (2011, '16, '17)

Bronze: Best Copywriting (City of Perth)
Perth Advertising and Design Club (2017)

Merit: Print (Dalton)
One Show, New York (2011)

Silver: Design (Dalton)
Adfest Thailand (2011)

Bronze: Design (Feral)
Adfest Thailand (2013)

Winner: TVC of the Year (Mental Health Comm.)
Campaign Brief Awards (2017)

Best of Category: Magazine (Grant Elevators)
Perth Advertising and Design Club (2014)

Best of Category: Promotional Poster (Feral)
Perth Advertising and Design Club (2014)

Silver: Online Advertising (City of Perth)
Perth Advertising and Design Club (2017)


 

Silver: Community Service (Mental Health)
Perth Advertising and Design Club (2017)

Silver: Publications (Dalton Paper)
Perth Advertising and Design Club (2011)

Silver: Integrated Design (Match)
Perth Advertising and Design Club (2016)

Bronze: Outdoor (Road Safety Comm.)
Perth Advertising and Design Club (2017)

Bronze: Brand Design Brochure (Match)
Perth Advertising and Design Club (2016)

Bronze: Packaging (Breakwater Wine Labels)
Perth Advertising and Design Club (2011)

Bronze: Poster (Feral) 
Perth Advertising and Design Club (2013)

Bronze: Magazine Advertising (Grant Elevators)
Perth Advertising and Design Club (2012)

Bronze: Brand Design (Grant Elevators)
Perth Advertising and Design Club (2014)

Bronze: Small Identity (Panama)
Perth Advertising and Design Club (2014)

FInalist: Outdoor (Road Safety Comm.)
AWARD (2018)

 

experience

 

The Brand Agency
Copywriter

Shed CSC
Copywriter

Block Branding
Art Director + Copywriter + Designer

Freelance
Art Director + Copywriter + Designer

BK Bangkok
Writer

Monopoly Bangkok
Writer

BrainCELLS
Art Director + Copywriter + Designer


media
 

"Insight into Bulletproof Ideas", 
The West Australian