Melissa Deckert is a multidisciplinary designer, art director and content creator who loves to work with her hands. Formerly the Senior Brand Designer at Etsy, her work combines traditional graphic design principles with 3D compositions—using handcrafted props, colorful set design and unusual styling to surprise, delight and make you look twice.

Working in a variety of disciplines including branding, photography, book covers, GIFs and murals, Melissa provides full service creative from start to finish. With 7 years of experience working for design agencies and in-house, Melissa now runs Party of One with co-founder Nicole Licht—a creative collaborative studio based in Brooklyn, NY.

Feel free to get in touch with freelance inquiries, collaboration ideas, or a friendly hello!

Select Clients

AARK Collective
Damn Joan
Dr. Brandt
Elizabeth Ave Station
Edie Parker
Gather & Seek
Grandview Public Market
Hodder & Stoughton
Hyatt Hotels
Ladies Get Paid
The New York Times
The Onion
Penguin Books (Random House)
Print All Over Me
Spiegel & Grau
Timber Press
Time Out NY
Vox Media

The Internet



Dream Projects

Window displays
Playground murals
Album covers
Deck of cards
Editorial Illustrations

Restaurant branding
Music video styling

Art installations
Beer can design

Custom board game


Society of Illustrators 60 Annual Exhibit (Group Show - NY - Jan 2018)
Falling For Art (Group Show - NY - 2017)
Project Passion (Group Show - MN - 2017)
Anything You Can Do I Can Do Bleeding (Group Show - NY - 2017)

Press & Publications

Plastik Magazine (PO1 Interview - Sept 2018) (Video playlist - 2018)
Society of Illustrators 60 Annual (Publication - 2018)
Bustle Magazine (Group Show - Sept 2017)
Victionary: Big Day (Publication - May 2017)
Trend Bible (Publication - July 2016)
AIGA Eye On Design (Feature - June 2015)
Material Soul (Interview - March 2015)
Libelle Magazine (Publication - March 2015)
GDUSA Student To Watch (Interview - 2012)