Melanie Dankowicz's designs unite traditional Jewish motifs with contemporary themes. Her compositions include intricate metalcut pieces such as Passover seder plates and matzah plates. She joins the flow of line with the depth of space, creating a complex work of striking detail. Her designs are often integrated with Jewish text, bringing out the beauty of Hebrew letters and the essence of their message.
Melanie draws inspiration from the countryside of Illinois, where she resides with her husband, Harry Dankowicz, and their three children.