Michelle’s career as a designer started in an unlikely place: as an editor.
In high school, Michelle saw journalism as a way to share the untold stories of her peers, especially those who may have been disregarded or ignored. But at some point, Michelle realized that design could be an even more powerful tool – to not only inform, but enhance stories, and bring those stories to a whole other audience.
Most recently, as the design director at LPK, Michelle led teams through brand strategy, redesigns and innovation sessions for global brands like Pampers, Cheez-It and Nutri Grain. Her work received the “American Graphic Design Award” presented by Graphic Design USA. Michelle also founded LPK’s 24-Hour Design Blitz as an annual philanthropic effort where teams of creative problem solvers work around the clock to create market-ready initiatives/materials for local nonprofits.
Through Design Impact and as an active member of AIGA, Michelle continues to champion “design for good.” She has spoken about social design at Xavier University’s Center for Innovation, the University of Cincinnati, and University of Dayton, as well as writing for Feeding America. Michelle received her BFA in Visual Communication Design from the University of Dayton. She is an active volunteer for Big Brothers, Big Sisters.
Creative Outlets: Channeling her inner Martha Stewart through baking and crafting, channeling her inner Joanna Gaines through home renovations, freelance design
Causes: Hunger, literacy and education (her mom and sister are both teachers), poverty, homelessness
Contact Michelle: firstname.lastname@example.org