Melanie Severin is a Canadian designer/artist and small business owner whose aesthetic has been described as"at once, whimsical and elegant". She lives with her husband and 3 cute kids in Alberta, Canada. Their home, complete with her home-based studio, is located on 30 acres of natural aspen forest, surrounded by trees and wildlife, and natural beauty.

Melanie spent several years running her own online stationery retail store, Little Star Greetings, and is currently re-launching in the online retail market under the brand name "Tuleppe", with plans to add home decor, gift and lifestyle products to the stationery brand she built through Little Star. She also has a body of licensed work available with online companies like Minted and Simply to Impress, and more recently, she has broadened her work into the areas of abstract art and surface design.