Melissa Dettloff : Portfolio


Welcome, and thanks for coming by. I’m taking some time to put together a new portfolio of work. In the meantime, you can see what I’m up to by reading my blog (I call it “my favorite notebook”), and following my Tumblr posts.

If you’re here to see my design and illustration work, you can view my previous portfolio to see some of the projects I’ve worked on, and definitely email me if you have a cool project I can help out with!

If you’re here about a website project, please email me with the details of your project. My specialty is working with individuals, small businesses, and non-profits on small, simple projects.

Lastly, other random things I’ve made can be seen in this “work sampler” Flickr set.

KIT! : hello{at}



Melissa Dettloff is an artist in Detroit who currently works in and with screen printing, fabric, trash, drawing, books, zines, 3D design, photography, and other mediums.

In the mid 2000s, Melissa ran her own business, called Lekkner, designing and making clothing and accessories out of discarded t-shirts, which landed her in Time Magazine, Design*Sponge, and numerous craft books, including Handmade Nation.

Melissa is also a co-founder/organizer of the Shadow Art Fair, an arts and music event that happened 13 times (2006 - 2013) in Ypsilanti, MI; creator and manager of Crafters for Critters (2004 - 2008), a site that simultaneously supported independent artists and animal rescue; and co-created the Severed Unicorn Head Superstore (2007 - 2011), an exploration in shed-heads and absurdity.