After attending the Art Institute of Pittsburgh for graphic design, Melissa relocated to Los Angeles where she began her career on-camera as a nationally televised commercial actress and Wilhelmina model. During this time, Melissa and her partner developed a Junior driven apparel line which later developed into Melissa Meister Couture, sold exclusively in top boutiques in major cities across the US, such as Tracey Ross, Big Drop NY, Henri Bendel, and Fred Segal.
After several years of designing, Melissa refocused her line into creating custom pieces for high profile celebrities and musicians. The success of her custom designs organically led Melissa into designing for award-winning independent films, primetime networks and cable television.
Melissa has designed and styled personalities such as Colin Farrell, Venus and Serena Williams, Taylor Swift, Kevin Garnett, Kevin Hart, The Dixie Chicks, and CeeLo Green. Melissa has also designed for top ad campaigns and global entertainment companies like Nike, Estee Lauder, Gatorade, Sony, Omega, Warner Bros. Pictures, HBO, ABC, FOX, ESPN, TLC, MTV, NBC, Universal Pictures, and Nickelodeon.
With great success in the mainstream, Melissa has taken a special interest in eco-development and its connection to fashion. Melissa's passion towards global eco-awareness has coined her as the "first eco stylist". For Melissa, this has brought forth a renewed commitment and excitement for her process and designs.
Melissa’s passion towards lifestyle and what's for the "people" has motivated her to use her solid on-camera experience to cultivate awareness in the world of fashion, food, and art - using her online magazine popdrop and blog to do so.
Adidas, Angry Birds, BCBG, Canon, Cup O'Noodle, Dodge, EA Sports, Footlocker, Fredericks of Hollywood, G Gatorade, G Well City, Gatorade, Got Milk, Guthy Renker, Hachette Book Group, ‘Hell's Kitchen', Lionsgate (Meet the Browns), Microsoft, Nickelodeon
Nike, Omega, Oronamin C, Peak Performance, Prism, Safe Co, Shin You, Sony Bravia, Sony Cyber Shot, Sony VIAO, Steve and Barrys, Tampax, The Biggest Loser, Verizon, Volkswagen, Warner Brothers (Harry Potter, Scooby Doo, Justice League).
Aida Turturro, Aimee Teagarden, Alicia Silverstone, Billy Dee Williams, Blake Lewis, Boris Kidjoe, Brian Caranston, Carmen Electra, CeeLo Green, Coby Bell, Cole Hauser, Colin Farrell, Clea Duvall, Dale Earnhart Jr., Daniela Sea, DeSean Jackson, Dixie Chicks, Dominic Chianese, Drea De Matteo, Drew Brees, Edie Falco, Elisa Au, Gordon Ramsay, Guy Ritchie, Ja Rule, James Gandolfini, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, James Ransone, Jane Lynch, Jason Ritter, Jean Paul Dejoria, Jenny Shimizu, Joe Pantoliano, Jon Hamm, Jonah Hill, Jude Law, Julie Foudy, Juliette Binoche, Kim Kardashian, Kelly Lynch, Kenny Lattimore, Kevin Garnett, Kevin Zegers, Laila Ali,
Lindsay Lohan, Lauren Holy, Lorraine Bracco, Lukas Haas, McLyte, Martha Higareda, Marlee Matlin, Matthew Rhys, Melanie Lynskey, Melanie Mayron, Michael Imperioli, Michelle Rodriguez, Michelle Wie, Murs, Nicole Vicius, Orlando Jones, Peter Fonda, Rachel McAdams, Reggie Bush, Richard Petty, Rick Fox, Robert Downey Jr., Robert Iler, Ron Artest, Rose Rollins, Ruby Dee, Ryan Lochte, Salli Richardson, Santiago Cabrera, Sean ‘P.Diddy’ Combs, Serayah McNeill, Serena Williams, Sharon Stone, Steve Buscemi, Steve Van Zant, Summer Sanders, Taraji Henson, Taryn Manning, Taylor Swift, Tony Romo, Tony Sirico, Tim Roth, Tyrese, Venus Williams, Yara Shahidi, Xzibit.
The Perfect Age of Rock ‘N’ Roll
Charm School II
Pieces of Eight
How to Look Good Naked
The Good Life (Ceelo Green) Khloe Kardashian: Revenge Body Deon's Family Playbook Auto Rox Awards
Bazaar, Ebony, Entertainment Weekly, ESPN, Essence, Experience Life, GQ, Genlux, H magazine, L.A. Confidential, Mean, News Week, Newsweek, OK, Out, Outside's Go Magazine, People, Singular, Sports Illustrated, The Book LA, Urb, US Weekly, Vanity Fair, Venice, Vibe, Viv
Photographers & Directors
Adam Carl, Alan Powdrill , Andrew Geiger, Andrew Matusik, Annie Leibovitz, Brian Doben, Carlos Serrao, Charles Bush, Chris Buck, Chris McPherson , Chris Weeks, Christina Trayfors, Don Flood, Eric Ray Davidson, Guy Ritchie, Guy Webster, Hoya Sung Ho Lee, James Creighton, James White, Jeff Vespa, Jim Jenkins, Jim Wright, Joe Pugliese , John Huet, John Russo,
Jonas Morganstein, Kiran Master, Kwaku Alston, Lynn Pearson, Mark Leibowitz, Mark Royce, Michael Grecco, Michael Schmidt, Mike Caufield, Mike McGill, Neill Blomkamp, Nicole Goode, Ondrea Barbe, Pamela Lopez, Richard Hume, Sam Bayer, Sarah Freidman, Sarah Kehoe, Scott Rosenbaum, Spike Lee, Steve Shaw, T. Matsushita, Trish Doolan, Walter Looss, Zee Wendell.