January 18, 2016 Melissa Mackie was commissioned by Boab Design in Darwin to illustrate a series of covers for the Northern Territory Law Society Magazine, BALANCE. Bringing humour and a distinctive Territory feeling to Melissa’s combination of human bodies and animal heads – featuring dingoes, kangaroos and galahs all created with collage and hand painting.
March 23, 2015 Virgin Voyeur magazine commissioned Melissa Mackie to create a photographic collage with hand painted elements using a combination of animal and human characteristics. Melissa said ” The story was about encouraging staff to embark on their own business ventures whilst at work, using the company resources and advice from head figures. By doing so it is said to increase productivity in the work place. I came up with the wise owl as the boss guiding the young parrot who is the employee.”