We’re officially getting into the swing of things this season and today’s show is our first full-length episode featuring the first ever CYOP Artist Resident, Melanie Biehle. Melanie is an artist and designer based in the Seattle area whose work is full of bright colors and bold patterns.

In the episode, we talk about Melanie’s long and winding path to becoming an artist, the process behind the work she creates, and why she isn’t emotionally tied to the term fine artist. One of the things I find most intriguing about Melanie is how open she is to trying new things—from new mediums to interesting sales channels. We also talk about how that mindset was expressed in her application for the CYOP Artist Residency and why she was ultimately the best fit for the show’s fourth season.  

She’s incredibly talented, kind, and funny and I’m really looking forward to working with her this year. Enjoy!


The Creative Digest
(Extra interview snippets + the CYOP Slack Community!)

"If you like it, great. If not, turn the page." — Artist, Designer + Illustrator Melanie Biehle // www.creatingyourownpath.com