Active Members

We want to extend our network with other hardworking individuals from every industry. Let's bring heart back into everyday business and become a resource center where us dreamers can work together in doing what we love while being successful at it. Below are our current Apatite Collective artists.

 

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NICOLE MELONE, CO-FOUNDER

Nicole Melone is a freelance graphic designer and community organizer based in central MA. When she isn’t rebranding local businesses or maintaining communications needs for clients, she’s organizing large and small-scale community events, building community gardens, and volunteering. Nicole’s clients range from prestigious universities (MIT, Brandeis, Tufts) to small businesses. Recent projects of note: Armeno Coffee Roasters, Museum of Russian Icons, ONE Worcester.

Visit her work here.

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ANASTASIA CARAS, CO-FOUNDER

Anastasia Caras is an interdisciplinary artist and graphic designer living in New England. She specializes in brand identity, publication, creative direction and consulting, and photography - with room for experimentation. While her passion is to work with small businesses to help respective communities grow and thrive, she has agency experience as both a lead designer and art director. Clients range from Laura Mercier makeup, Shea Moisture, Rebecca Minkoff, Maine Woodworks, Boston Interiors, Armeno Coffee Roasters, and more.

Visit her work here.

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AMANDA LACHAPELLE, CO-FOUNDER

Amanda Lachapelle is an artist and jeweler based in Massachusetts. She creates modern crystal jewelry designed for intentional living. Her work mixes minimalist design elements with a childlike fascination for nature. Her business, Luna Pines, started in 2012 in her parent's basement. She strives to be an eco-friendly resource for high quality jewelry designed with modern people in mind.

Visit her work here.

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ALEXANDRA STERLING

Alexandra Sterling is a queer woman of mixed ancestry, currently living in Vermont. Her work is centered around supporting people and communities with empowering care for their bodies and environments. She is a certified full spectrum doula, community herbalist, and edible landscape designer.

Visit her work here.

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MELANIE CHRISTOPHER

Melanie Christopher is an illustrator and designer from Massachusetts. She works in a handful of mediums including ink, watercolor, acrylic, Photoshop, and Illustrator. She generally works under the name Still Dead Illustrations, her freelance studio. She offers custom illustrations, designs, prints, and more.

Visit her work here.