"The democracy of great ideas," is a concept I learned from legendary creative director, Tracy Wong. Any person in the organization, whether they're the receptionist, intern or CEO, can plant the seed of an idea, but it takes a team to implement it.
Solution-based thinking provides the perfect foundation to define, research, ideate, prototype, choose, implement, and learn with the goal of reaching a practical resolution and creative solution.
A lot can be said and trusted about best practices, research, data and intellect, but there are those dare to be great moments where you have to follow your instinct. When in doubt, go with your gut.
Whether creating engaging and highly usable spaces, designing fun, functional and sustainable products for pets with her company, MaoCat, or participating in the neighborhood plant swap, there's always room to enhance the world around us.
Michelle spent several years blogging for, what Forbes calls, "one of the most influential interior design sites on the web," Apartment Therapy.
Everything is an opportunity for adventure. Intriguing experiences, learning new skills, striking the balance between being driven and incredibly serious with not taking herself (or those around her) too seriously.
With 16 years of interactive design expertise, she has designed large enterprise sites and mobile experiences for Fortune 100/500 companies as well as having launched successful fundraising campaigns and sites for non-profits.