Professional design consultant with experience in real estate photography, product photography, portraiture, fine art photography, graphic design, e-design, and interior design in North Carolina.
Born and raised in Southeastern Ohio, Melissa Hughes grew up on a small horse farm, developing a joy of not only horseback riding but also capturing the natural world around her in various art forms. Her outgoing personality and creative interests led her to pursue her Bachelor’s in Communication Studies, with a minor in Fine Art, from Ohio University in 2011. While furthering her artistic training with her Masters in Fine Art from The Academy of Art in San Francisco in 2011, Melissa developed and grew her own photography and hand crafted business through 2017.
After relocating with her family to North Carolina, Melissa expanded her career through her work in real estate photography as an approved Obeo photographer, and began focusing her interests in design work as an interior design consultant. Her classically trained artistic background allows her to have a unique eye when it comes to creating unified color palettes, inspiring layouts, and unique personality.
Melissa’s artistic works can be found in many private collections all over the United States, and have been published in the February 2018 issue of Endurance magazine, as well as exhibited in the 2017 Beyond Reason show in Mocksville, NC; the 2017 Alternate Approaches show at the Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation in Hudson, Ohio; the 2016 Y-Bridge Arts Festival Best of Show Honorable Mention, Zanesville, OH the Ohio Annual Show at the Zanesville Museum of Art, as well as in the Akron Art Prize in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.