Hi! I'm a freelance graphic designer / illustrator living and working in Amsterdam. I like to find inspiration in everyday life and create work by using traditional and digital media. People, fashion and lifestyle are my favourite subjects.

After graduating in Graphic design at Media College Amsterdam and later in Illustration at HKU University of Arts in Utrecht, I got various assignments as a freelancer, took part at multiple exhibitions with my paintings, worked 7 years as a senior designer at an agency and owned a little artshop for 4 years in the centre of Amsterdam where I created and sold my work. 

Besides work, I love to travel, watch a movie, work out in the gym, visit a museum, go out dancing at a concert/festival and of course cuddling with my dog Spike.


Get in touch

I'm available for commissioned illustration and graphic design projects.

Please feel free to contact me at mail@melina.amsterdam.


Instagram: @studio_melstar

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/melinaruijter

SHOP: https://www.studiomelstar.com

Call: +31 (0)6 555 15 888