Meet the talent that makes Metro hum. The same artisans who design with you at the front counter cut, construct, and finish your framing package, making for a seamless transition from concept to product. Think of us not so much as your art framer, but as your design collaborator.
Craftsmanship, creativity, and a commitment to innovation combine to make your experience with us fun and memorable -- and the product lasting. Check out our crew:
Melanie Lunsford, Founder
With 25 years of experience in woodworking, cabinet making, studio furniture design, upholstery, and art framing, Melanie is both a highly skilled artisan and a recognized leader in the art framing industry. Along the way, she has studied with elite woodworkers and furniture makers -- and she even played a round of golf with Sam Maloof. Melanie founded Metro Frame Works in 1999 with a vision and aesthetic that remain at its core. Having called places from Minneapolis to Rio de Janeiro home, Melanie is now a long-time resident of Northwest Denver and the Highland neighborhoods, where she is dedicated to supporting our community's thriving local businesses. She's also an avid golfer, a friend of greyhounds, an aspiring jewelry artist, and a proud part of the Ridge at 38 cultural district, Metro's very happy home in Wheat Ridge.
Amy hails from Chicago, where she pursued formal training in classical art media and amassed a wealth of experience in sewing and jewelry making. She received her undergraduate degree from Elmhurst College, majoring in education and minoring in art. Eventually, though, enough was enough with those horrible Chicago winters, and Amy moved to Denver in 2013, where her focus shifted from the classroom to the studio. Amy’s artwork employs an eclectic aesthetic that incorporates drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, and beadwork, often all in a single piece. She has spent years collecting art papers, fabric, and beads, as well as a plethora of knowledge about these materials, which she now brings to Metro Frame Works. You can check out Amy’s art and handmade goods on her website at www.eyesoftheworlddesigns.net. Amy also enjoys hiking with her daughter and their husky, doing kundalini yoga, and cooking.
Brittany was born and raised near Washington, D.C., and graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a degree in Journalism. She recently returned to Colorado after a five-year stint in Kona, Hawaii, where she learned to surf and embrace the island lifestyle. Back home in the Rockies, she enjoys all things outdoors -- and has traded her surfboard for a snowboard. Brittany loves hiking with her dog Chloe, experiencing live music, and home-brewing kombucha. Working at Metro Frame Works has reignited Brittany’s interest in visual art and “creating something out of nothing.” A Pinterest enthusiast, she dabbles in crafty projects like upcycling furniture, repurposing old windows, and creating rustic wood art. She enjoys designing with Metro’s patrons and handcrafting unique framing packages just for them.