Dr Michelle Frantom (aka Dr Grafix aka Munted Doll)
Hello. I'm an illustrator, designer, educator and PhD type doctor. My thesis is available free to download from Humanities Commons. (You can find out more on my PhD page)
I've worked in the creative industries for more than 3 decades as an exhibiting & community artist, sessional academic and currently as an educator. About 12 years ago I started using digital programs like Photoshop & Illustrator.
Illustration is my favourite creative activity but I also love designing logos, business cards and graphics for web or print.
I registered 'Dr Grafix' and 'Munted Doll' as a design and illustration business in 2017. Dr Grafix and Munted Doll are 2 complementary aspects of my personality: my 'alter-ego' Munted Doll has a quirky sense of humour and does the illustrations. Dr Grafix has an eye for detail and does most of the graphic design work.
If you have any projects I can help you with please contact me for a chat.
Working with Michelle on our Hiroko Cafe design was awesome. She developed our basic idea which originated from a rather scary looking Japanese emblem to a softer more kawaii (cute) business logo for our restaurant/takeaway which was exactly what we were after. Over the moon with the final design which also replicates nicely for uniforms, signage & digital.
I recently asked Michelle to design a business card that expressed the new direction of my art practice. I supplied an image and brief information about the text.
I was totally delighted with the first draft. Munted Doll had come up with a very straight forward and catchy alliteration for the text and cropped my image right down to the essential expression.
I believe it was Dr Grafix who then came in, with a neurosurgeon’s precision, to check and double check that all the particulars, size and position of font, tone and colour etc. were just right to ensure a good result once printed.
And indeed all went well. In fact I think the resulting cards are so nice I’ve been a bit reluctant to part with them.
I cannot thank Michelle enough for her Facebook Just Yours design. It has turned out exceptionally well. I appreciate how supportive Michelle was throughout the entire process. She was patient and willing to follow up any suggestions I made while still providing her own suggestions which, ultimately made for a better product.
Michelle demonstrated she has considerable expertise in the design field and is creative and innovative. I highly recommend using Munted Doll to any prospective client.
Ilona Jachmann, Just Yours