Portrait: Nadia Huggins

Based in Trinidad and Tobago, Melanie Archer is a freelance graphic designer, partner/co-editor of Robert & Christopher Publishers, design manager of By Making, and co-founder of Design Objective. Melanie also writes on art, design and culture and her articles have appeared in PRINT magazine, The Caribbean Review of Books, Caribbean Beat, Small Axe online, and ARC Magazine.

She has also been the art director of the trinidad+tobago film festival (2010-2015) and co-curator of its New Media programme of experimental works (2012-2015).

Melanie’s other curatorial experience includes the exhibitions “Public Spaces” (2012, Port of Spain, based on the work of architect Colin Laird) and “Pictures from Paradise” (2014, Toronto, a survey of contemporary Caribbean photography).