We are big believers in community. Creating an environment where people can meet and inspire each other regardless of their industry is our goal. Sharing knowledge is empowering and necessary for growth.
Melissa is a graphic designer & event planner who is passionate about all things handmade. She received an Honours Bachelor Degree on Graphic Design from the joint program at York University and Sheridan College. She is the founder & director of Makeology, a growing community of crafts-people that was born out of her passion to help supporting makers and entrepreneurs. Since its inception Makeology has expanded into the event space hosting, workshops, conference, and local curated craft fairs. She currently lives in Milton with her husband and twin boys Wesley and Elliott.
Arounna received her art education from The Ontario College of Art, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and an MFA from University of Waterloo. She has received numerous awards from The Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council and The Ontario Craft Council. She has exhibited her work in solo and group shows across North America and Europe. Her work is in public and private collections. She currently resides in Toronto and runs her design business bookhou with her husband John and their children Lliam and Piper.