Meli A Design (previously Meli A Personalised Prints) is a small business based in Bairnsdale, East Gippsland, Victoria that specialises in Balloon and Fringe Garlands and Graphic Design.
'Meli A Personalised Prints' first came to business in 2011 when she began making personalised prints as gifts for her friends and family members who were welcoming their new bubs in to the world, buying their first homes, and celebrating marriages and engagements. She wanted something original and thoughtful to give them, that they themselves might not be able to make.
After much encouragement, Meli A ventured into the local market scene of Bairnsdale, when founder Melissa Ananiadis, a qualified graphic designer, moved from Melbourne in search of a lifestyle change and wanting to expand her creativity.
Word of mouth spread and Mel's venture quickly grew into creating custom inspirational quote prints and designs for all areas of the home, as well as offering an affordable and professional graphic design service to many small businesses.
Mel has since expanded her services after her eye for styling parties caught the eye of friends and family and Meli A Design grew into offering assistance in styling/set up or organising entire events such markets like 'The Pop Up Collection in 2019 and smaller celebrations such as birthdays and baby showers.
She was able to merge her graphic design skills and balloon and fringe garland making skills into affordable packages for the local region.
Her partner Branden, is a huge support behind the scenes and this year (2021) Mel and Branden became first time parents to beautiful Elsie Florence!