I am a Chicago-based Designer, Maker, and Experience Architect building an exciting and new discipline in interactive environments that inspire a more hands-on experience of the world around us. Combining my love of materials and color, my wide knowledge of fabrication techniques, and my passion for making, I strive to create work that inspires the viewer to become the user. I have both a craft-based and concept-driven arts education, first with a BFA in Furniture Design at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and then an MA in Textiles at the Royal College of Art (RCA) in London. I have been able to combine my passion for form with my love of surface to build a stronger, more rounded design approach with the ability to work across disciplines. Starting my career in New York City as an Event Designer for M.A.C Cosmetics, I have since worked as a Hard Home Designer for Martha Stewart Living, the Senior Product Designer for TAG Ltd., an Exhibition Designer for the Chicago Design Museum, and a freelance interior designer, illustrator, product designer, and graphic designer. I recently launched my own studio to further explore and create experience architecture. I am always looking at nature, architecture, light, outer space, fashion, people, objects, materials, surfaces, textures, and colors. I have traveled around the world and have found inspiration in the amazing things I've seen and people I've met — and I bring all of that inspiration, passion, and knowledge to every project.
Michelle's ArtPrize Entries
These are Michelle's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
Michelle's Past Work
These are images of past work that Michelle has done.