Abbey Melsheimer

Abbey Melsheimer

London, GB



"If I can create some space that people haven't experienced before and if it stays with them or gives them a dream for the future, that's the kind of structure I seek to create."  – Tadao Ando

As an interior designer, brand entrepreneur and changemaker I strive to create meaning through unique experiences. Having lived and worked on projects around the world I have, and continue to develop an uncharacteristic understanding and respect for cultural nuance. 

Giving others a dream for the future, which is referenced in Ando's quote above, is the work that I too strive to create. Whether it is personal projects, client alignment, consultancy, or partnerships with firms I believe that as a designer we have the ability to create sustainable change to enhance the world and the lives within it.



The Foundry of Creative Affairs, Miami, FL, US, Partner & Design Director

Through full immersion in our clients’ brand essence, thoroughly out-of-the-box inventiveness and a multi-disciplinary approach, at The Foundry we design experiences, identities, interiors, exhibitions, packaging, posters and digital platforms that connect. Inspired by the notion that simplicity is the heart of a solid idea, we deliver tangible experiences that work to propel our clients’ success.

Sep 2013 - current

HLW International, London, GB, Designer

Feb 2012 - Jul 2013

HLW International, Shanghai, CN, Designer

Jun 2011 - Feb 2013

Vocon, New York, NY, US, Design Consultant

Mar 2011 - May 2011

HLW International, New York, NY, US, Designer

Mar 2010 - Mar 2011

M Moser Associates, New York, NY, US, Design Consultant

Nov 2009 - Mar 2010

MKG Productions, New York, NY, US, Design Consultant

Aug 2009 - Oct 2009

Lawrence Group, New York, NY, US, Designer

May 2008 - Jul 2009

Mancini Duffy, New York, NY, US, Junior Designer

Jan 2006 - Apr 2008

NBBJ, Columbus, OH, US, Intern

Jan 2005 - May 2005


Shillington School for Design, New York, NY, US, Graphic Design

Apr 2013 - Jul 2013

The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, US, Bachelors, Interior Space Design

Sep 2001 - May 2005


2014 London Mixology Award Best Large Commercial Project, Award

Google Gordon House, Dublin Ireland, Best Large Commercial Project of the Year 2014.


1st Place International Project Week, Stuttgart Germany, 1st Place

Bringing together students from across Europe to participate in a competition where interdisciplinary teams design for one specific theme.


Areas of Specialization