Paintings by Melissa Garden seen at Homeroom, Oakland - Chalkboard Art
Paintings by Melissa Garden seen at Homeroom, Oakland - Chalkboard Art

Chalkboard Art

Melissa Garden is a freelance illustrator & designer based in Oakland, California. She created the Chalkboard Art at Homeroom restaurant to guide guests and customers about the restaurant's specials for the specific month.

Meet the Creator

"Melissa Garden is a freelance illustrator & designer specializing in intricate drawings of flora and charismatic mega fauna, playful watercolors of animals and food, and illustrated design. Her clients have ranged from large multinational corporations to local farmers. Projects have ranged from advertising, and editorial to surface & packaging design, branding, and custom invitations.

Originally from the Napa Valley, Melissa now lives and works in Oakland, CA where she received a BFA in illustration from California College of Arts (and Crafts) with distinction in 2004. She also holds an MFA in Natural Science Illustration from UC Santa Cruz. She spends her tiny amounts of free time chasing her toddler, gardening, poking dead things with sticks and singing old-timey jazz tunes."

Available for commission/custom work