Meet Mel Paradise, creator of Pixel Art Paradise and Mel’s Sushi Shack
Leveraging the internet, Mel has created a highly successful pixel art craft business via sales channels such as Etsy and Kickstarter. Mel is part of a new movement I’m referring to as ‘craftrepreneurship’. As a craftrepreneur, Mel is part of a large group of people who have gained tremendous traction in custom and quality craft goods we are seeing on the internet today. Many individuals are flocking to websites such as Etsy to purchase high-quality constructed items for their collections, their homes and so forth.
“In the nerd culture/geek gamer scene, I’m viewed as a personality. I have the privilege of meeting hundreds of wonderful people at every show. Making people happy with what I do is always the highlight of my everything! Before I started selling my wares at shows and to retail shops, I had done a couple of different series on Youtube including ‘Mel the Office Gamer Girl’ and ‘Mel Eats Weird Stuff’. None of which got any real traction, but it was my beginning and many of the people who have followed me since then still follow my work today.” – Mel Paradise
Like most getting started, Mel wasn’t an instant success
Mel worked multiple jobs and had her share of personal life situations that were holding her back from doing the things she loved. Trying to make a footprint in the media scene Mel created several YouTube series that ultimately never had any real traction. Despite her shortcomings via Youtube, Mel used this experience as a stepping stone in building her own personal brand. Motivated by her passions, Mel eventually hit a breaking point and abandoned toxic elements in her life. Mel moved on to create several successful ventures such as ‘Pixel Art Paradise’ and ‘Mel’s Sushi Shack!’
The pixel art is amazing, and I want all of it.
For many of us pixel art takes us back to a time of simple joys and lovable characters. Pixel characters, while simplistic compared to modern games, capture a worldwide reach and have touched the hearts of millions of lives. When I viewed Mel’s pixel art I was instantly immersed. Over an hour had passed as I walked down memory lane. As I looked through the collections of pixel art I was taken back to memories of my past. With art, we have the very powerful ability to connect with people on deep emotional levels. Mel’s pixel art does just that.
Don’t see your favorite character? Mel has a large inventory of pixel art. You can also contact her for custom orders!
Beyond pixel art, Mel Paradise created a successful Kickstarter campaign to fund ‘Mel’s Sushi Shack!’, playful plush sushi toys
What is Sushi Shack? Sushi shack are cute little sushi plush toys that are created by Mel Paradise. 100% hand crafted right in Mel’sstudio. They come in 2 sizes – Large and small, and 6 varieties which include Tuna (red), Salmon (orange), Hamachi (pink), Tamago (yellow), and Unagi (brown), and spam musubi.
Cute Sushi are where it’s at! Bring some joy into the world with these super cute plush toys, and feel awesome knowing that it was created locally and that you’re supporting a real artist with a real passion for what she does!
If you haven’t already, start visiting Mel’s websites and place an order!
Mel Paradise is available for custom orders, contact her to ask!