Blurring the lines between art and functional design, Austin-based Melissa Borrell Design creates jewelry, home accessories and sculptures that integrate bold graphic elements with fluid organic shapes. Inspired by technology and architectural forms, Melissa’s work is sophisticated yet playful. A native Texan, Melissa has lived in many cities around the globe. With a background in jewelry design she worked as a studio artist in San Francisco for several years before moving to Providence for graduate school. She received an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 2005 and moved back to Texas in 2006. When she's not in her studio, you might find her cooling off in a swimming hole, rolling out a pie crust in her kitchen, or gazing up at the trees in the park dreaming up her next creation.