I am a Chicago-based Experience Designer and Placemaker building an exciting and new discipline in interactive environments that inspire a more hands-on experience of the world around us. I craft unique experiences that engage the senses, capture the imagination, reward curiosity, and connect people to their communities and the places that they inhabit. Combining my love of materials and color, my wide knowledge of fabrication techniques, and my passion for making, I create work that takes you offline and into the physical world where we all live. My work lives at the intersection of Art, Design, People, and Places. 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. Starting my career as a product designer, I have since worked as an Exhibition Designer and a freelance interior designer, illustrator, and graphic designer. I launched my own studio to further explore and create experience design and placemaking projects that strengthen and celebrate local communities. 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.