Mel has been binding in a very sporadic fashion since 1991. He produces one-off fine bindings, four of which have been awarded first prize in national and international competitions.
Structure forms an important part of Mel's approach to design, as illustrated by the bindings pictured here.
Mel is a past Editor of BOOKBINDER, the SoB journal (Vols. 12-14) and the current webmaster of both this site and that of Designer Bookbinders.