Biography

About Melañio Gomez


Thank you for viewing my portfolio, which showcases a number of photographic images that I've produced for both editorial & commercial clients.​ ​

Various experiences have led me to this point in my career​.​ After graduating from art school — I joined several packaging design & graphic design firms in New York City. ​I ​began styling photo shoots, mainly due to lack of budget to hire a professional stylist.

I ​began​ freelancing​ ​working with Estee Lauder​ creating displays, packaging, & special event graphics, Tiffany & Co. as an illustrator, designing imagery for trophies, a private label producer of fashion underwear, & a firm that specialized in catalogs for high-end retail centers​. I gained experience as a art director, stylist, & video producer, often working with models — for clients that included Ralph Lauren, The Limited, ​Old Navy, & ​The Gap​.​

Simultaneously, while freelancing in NYC, two art school friends founded a multi-disciplined design firm called Top Spin. We eventually made the leap, & went into business full time. Top Spin produced a wide range of projects including industrial, graphic, & product designs. Our clients included product lines for, Crate & Barrel, Bloomingdale's, Bed Bath & Beyond, ​Barn​ey​s, Saks 5th Ave, ​S​FMOMA, Garnet Hill, The Met, Saks 5th Ave, & ​The MTA.

The career objectives of theTop Spin partners took different directions & we ended the business. I began a series of new projects:  I freelanced for David Beam, Phillip Baloun & Preston Bailey as an events florist.  I purchased & renovated several homes with my partner. Years before — I helped my mom restore her Philadelphia townhouse which proved to be excellent training for the years of renovation projects in my life.​

​I took a position at Martha Stewart Living Magazine  — ​first as a Style Editor ​& ultimately ​became the ​Editorial Director of Home. I produced co​ntent, products, photoshoots, and radio programs for 8 years. I continue today, as Contributing Editor for Living Magazine.

Several years ago my partner & I decided to relocate to Europe & we settled in Brussels, Belgium.  I was an editor-at-large at an expat magazine, called The Bulletin. I produced an advise column for expats relocating abroad. We decided to purchase a place in the center of Brussels. I found an old Flemish bookstore dated from 1602. It was so unique & had so many possibilities that we said yes to restoring & converting it into our flat.

I began freelancing once again as a prop stylist & set designer — traveling back & forth working on editorial & commercial shoots both in the US & Europe. In recent years, we relocated back to the US, & now base myself in San Francisco & NYC.

Thanks again for your interest & for viewing my work.


Client List

  • Living Martha Stewart
  • Wayfair
  • Elle Decor
  • Perigold
  • One Kings Lane
  • Target
  • Garnett Hill
  • P&G
  • House & Garden UK
  • Lowe's


  • Mother New York /London
  • The Bulletin
  • West Elm
  • Pottery Barn
  • PB Apartment
  • Cambria Hotels
  • Holiday Inn
  • Carters
  • Pottery Barn Kids


  • Apple
  • Ralph Lauren
  • Limited brands
  • JC Penny
  • Kmart
  • Pamper's
  • Saatchi
  • 2D Productions
  • Bed, Bath & Beyond


  • Morgan Stanley
  • Tiffany & Co.
  • Crate & Barrel
  • Barneys
  • Land of Knod
  • Saks Fifth Avenue
  • Stella Artois
  • Proof Films
  • Landor

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