Crush Illustration Collective
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In May, Melissa Washburn and seven other illustrators launched Crush Illustration Collective. These illustrators dwell in seven different states; in three different time zones; on both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts and in between.

It all started at ICON, The Illustration Conference, in Austin in July of 2016. A Facebook group was formed post-conference where over two dozen illustrators share work-in-progress and gather feedback—a virtual critique group. Out of this group, Crush Collective was born. We’ll be posting monthly challenges, sharing news of both group and individual projects and work, and keeping up a lively dialogue on social media.

Melissa Washburn
Tel: (1) 219-916-6893

I specialize in unique, nature-inspired work for editorial, packaging, and advertising. I am based in Northwest Indiana, but grew up in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains in… Show more.

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Profile updated 20th October, 2020
Member since 2nd January, 2017
2012-2013 Indiana Arts Commission IAP Grant
Quarto Publishing Group, Workman Publishing, Smithsonian Magazine, Edible Michiana, Charlotte Home and Garden, Keweenaw Coffee Works, Spirituality and Health Magazine, Indiana Dune…
I had the pleasure of commissioning Melissa to create a fundraising illustration for dragonfly conservation. Melissa not only delivered a captivating image, on deadline, she also went above and beyond by hand-coloring each and every one of her prints. Melissa is a talented professional who understands the big impact of small details and going the extra mile. I wholeheartedly endorse Melissa as an illustrator, a professional, and a genuinely nice person.
— Molly Schafer, Artist & Director of Endangered Species Print Project