Good design is a narrative communicating with style, clarity and it's own elegance. Michelle believes that design is about perpetual learning, personal vision and inventive process. Design strategist, teacher and writer, her personal work explores in the intersection of handcraft, technology and words & the storytelling possibilities of the crafted object. She holds an MFA in Design and Technology from Parsons, and a BFA in Communication Design from Pratt Institute. Additional studies: Penland School of Crafts, Asheville, North Carolina, The Center for Book Arts, New York City and The Summer Writers Colony at The Newschool.
Teaching experience: Pratt Institute, Fashion Institute of Technology, Kean University. Previously Senior Design Director Elizabeth Arden Co. Clients: Coty Beauty USA Inc., Eli Lilly and Company, Elizabeth Arden Inc., M-Real Co., Maidenform Inc, Unilever Prestige Cosmetics, Essie Cosmetics, Gauntlet Press.
Branding, the book as expanded form, fashion studies, graphic design, typography
Integrative Studio 2
Visual Communication Lab 1