Melina Sweet

Archive of work for studios, clients & myself.

A majority of these are concepts that were not picked or past work, but I think they are still rad.
Due to the confidential and proprietary nature of this content, please do not share. Thanks!

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Mister O’s

Studio: Farm Design
Phase: Moodboards & Concepts

Named after one of the owner’s father, Mister O’s is inspired by the class and nostalgic spirit of the mid-century. Mister O’s becomes a midcentury modern dining destination for Studio City’s locals as well as devoted foodies alike. Concepts for Mister O’s were derived from the idea of the retro basement living rooms similar to the one Mister O was known to always be in whipping up drinks for his friends.

 
 
 
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The Moonlight Hostel

Hypothetical Project

Austin is a popular destination, but lacks high-quality, affordable options for accommodation. In comes Moonlight, a brand experience and atmosphere that is modern yet reflects back on Austin’s history. With the popularity and beauty of European hostels, Moonlight intends to be a go-to for all visitors looking for an budget-friendly and nostalgic place to stay.

The name Moonlight references back to the use of moonlight towers (also known as moontowers) to illuminate areas at night. Austin is the only city in the world that is known for still having these towers. In 1894, the towers became a recognized Texas State Landmark.

 
 
 
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Manhattan Auto

Work In Progress

A true AF local family owned garage experience. Manhattan Auto is an auto body shop that has been open for nearly 35 years in Los Angeles County. With many years of mechanic experience under Owner Abe’s belt, his son felt like it was time to give the shop an approachable rebrand that is more in line with their tried & true ways. A brand that is simple, classic and always there for you. If you’re ever in trouble, ya better call Abe!

 
 
 
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Sign Painting

While living in Austin, I painted a myriad of designs in collaboration local studios like Arts + Recreation DSN + MFG & LAND. As well as, commissioned pieces like the Texas State University fight song for the LBJ Student Center on the San Marcos Campus.

View some of the process:
Palazzo Lavaca | LBJSC Mural | I Saved Latin

 
 
 
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Screen Prints

During my studies I took solace in the printmaking room, where I spent most of my non-pixel pushing hours behind the print press. I explored creating three dimensional experiences on a one dimensional plane by using layering techniques of transparent inks and paper.