About


Melissa, who was born in Malaysia and moved around Australia, having grown up in RAAF communities. Melissa is a multi passionate designer artist, working with illustration, doll design, and photography.

Melissa also creates and writes content for such publications as My Poppet and Handmade magazine.

To order a custom made doll go to this page.
For all other enquiries, commissions and collaborations you can email Melissa – emjieart@y7mail.com.au .










melissagdesign.blogspot.com.au 
melissagstudio.blogspot.com.au
photographymelissag.blogspot.com.au 
www.etsy.com/au/shop/MelissaGaggiano
Instagram: @melissa.gaggiano


EDUCATION
2013 Diploma of Professional Photography Photography institute

1999 Diploma of Clothing Industry Studies Gordon Institute

Mentor
Cat Rabbit


EXHIBITION + EVENTS
2017 'Couch Potatoes' Doll Making Classes, Cheltenham PS

2015 Solo exhibition, Cheltenham Library


CONTRIBUTOR
2017 NOV My Poppet website – Pom Pom Flamingo
2017 NOV Handmade magazine, issue 36-7 – Lil Angel; Felt Xmas Envelope
2017 NOV My Poppet website – Lost Tooth Pouch
2017 OCT Handmade magazine, issue 36-6 – Guardian of the Christmas Tree
2017 SEP My Poppet website – Chat Noir Halloween Costume
2017 SEP My Poppet website – Rainbow Bag Charm
2017 AUG My Poppet website – Vintage Paperdoll Bookmarks
2017 JUL My Poppet website – Folding Paper Dollhouse
2017 JUN My Poppet website – Felt Craft Flower
2017 MAY My Poppet website – Felt Craft Pop Cactus
2017 APR My Poppet website – Felt Cameo Portrait Brooch
2017 MAR My Poppet website – Mini Felt Pizza
2009 Mixtape zine – Issue 10 – Ragamuffin Mousie


COMMISSION
2017 'The Banker' water colour illustration (private commission)