Michelle is an art director and designer living in Portland, Oregon. She loves avocados and owns too many grey t-shirts.

She is currently an senior art director at Free Association, embedded with the Brand Expression team at Google.

Skills
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Branding
Concept
Digital Design
Environmental Design
Iconography
Layout
Packaging Design
Retouching
Social Media
Typography
User Interaction
Wireframes

Clients
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Goggle
Nest
Made with Code
Secret
Old Spice
Procter & Gamble
Blackrock
IBM
Conde Nast
Hearst
NY Times

After Hours
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Portland Farmer’s Market
Making decisions as a board member for the Portland Farmer’s Market. On Saturdays, I’m at PSU buying vegetables.

Woodworking at PCC
Currently learning the basics of woodworking and joints in this hands-on class.

For The Women
Participant in FTW, a Design Week initiative created by Swift that encourages goal setting through mentorship. Mentored by Nic Porter, founder of Suitcase Laundry.

The School of Styling
Attended a three-day workshop focusing on event planning, social media and creating community.

 

Random Tidbits
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In 2013, Michelle had fifteen minutes of internet fame. Her NYC apartment was featured on numerous blogs (here, here, here) and there was even a video made (here). She’s since introduced a neutral color palette into her home.

Michelle has accidentally traveled to 40+ states in the US. Upon realizing this fact, it’s been decided that she must go to the six remaining states at some point: Iowa, Kentucky, North Dakota, Nebraska, Mississippi, and Hawaii.

Tio, her Mexican street dog, was a foster fail. One night, one hug and one drive down to Bend and back and the pup was hers forever. Thanks to Street Dog Hero for pairing these two together for that fateful evening. Follow his adventures at @uncle.tapatio.