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HELLO!


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HELLO!


“If you only read the books that everyone else    is reading, you can only think what everyone  else is thinking.”  

― HARUKI MURAKAMINORWEGIAN WOOD

 

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Experience Design


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Experience Design


SOLUTION-BASED THINKING

From sketches, collaborative working sessions and wireframes, to user testing, diary studies and affinity diagrams, defining the parameters of a problem to find the most practical and usable creative solutions.

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Creative Direction


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Creative Direction


Process, collaboration, instinct

"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. 

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DIY


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DIY


Experiences aren't limited to screens and pixels

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.

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About


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About


Michelle is a designer, UX practitioner, maker and cat enthusiast

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.

She's been a mentor for the Global Service Jam, has spoken at Tech Trek, STEM camp for girls, is on the Board of Directors for UXPA Los Angeles and is Global Creative Director for World IA Day 2015.

In the time that is left, she is traveling, gardening or volunteering for Best Friends Animal Society and Fixnation.