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Welcome to October Sky Design, my name is Mel and I have been designing websites for sixteen years.  During this time I have designed primarily for fansites owners but I have also done professional work for businesses. At October Sky Design the focus remains fansite design and my passion is to deliver high quality designs for affordable prices. Please browse my portfolio below and order today!


Name: Melissa Jade prefers Mel.
Age: 29
From: North Queensland, Australia.
Descent: Italian/English.
Experience: 14 years (since 2004).
Program(s) of Choice: Adobe Photoshop CS6 and will occasionally use Adobe Illustrator CS6.
Qualification: Bachelor of Psychological Science – which has nothing to do with website design…or does it? I do know an awful lot about the human brain and what makes people tick and in this case what makes a person stay on one site and leave another due to the aesthetics and functionality… So yes I hold no credentials for my talent, but my experience is long and my work speaks for itself.  My brain, however, does have the university degree to back it up!

I have been building websites since 2004, I was introduced to coding via my High School IT class when we were working with Dreamweaver.  I was exposed to graphics a little before that on a forum.  Not all my years of designing have I had a design site.  Between 2004 – 2006 I was merely learning and doing bit roles on the school website and small design jobs for local businesses.  I wasn’t great when I started, we all have that cringe-worthy graphic, but we all have to start somewhere.  I kept at it and here I am today more than a decade down the line and thankfully I can say that the difference…well if I had my first work to show you all, I am not sure you’d all believe it was mine!  It was that bad!

My first venture into an active website was in June 2007, I bought myself my first domain as a belated birthday present to myself.  Anamarlia.com was my pride and joy, it was a blog and graphics site and a few months later I launched my first ever design site off it, Anamarlia Designs which was located at designs.anamarlia.com. Eventually, I wanted a domain for the design site and I adopted ILikeAttention.org but soon after hated it because it lacked professionalism, so I moved to AlluringDesigns.net then to Illusions-Inc.org then to our final home OctoberSky.net,  Clearly it took me some time to find a home, but it takes time to find the right fit. I have not moved from this domain since and even during hiatuses or moments of madness October Sky has always been home.