Adobe Photoshop CC 2015
Adobe Illustrator CC 2015
Traditional media – graphite pencils, watercolours, oils, acrylics, mixed media
Adobe Indesign CC 2015
Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator CC 2015
Adobe Acrobat Pro
Adobe Digital Publishing Suite
Adobe Dreamweaver CC 2015
Working knowledge of:
Adobe After Effects CC 2015
Adobe Flash CS5
Team & time management
Concept presentations to client
Concept development & guidance
I really love mentoring young designers – showing them the software tricks I’ve discovered, nurturing their talent and watching them create great work. I also really enjoy the work that goes into growing a concept from rough ideas into a finished product that the client loves. To find out a little more about my design career, please download my CV here.
I am fascinated by the world around me, with all of its rich cultures and natural marvels - this means I try to travel somewhere new at least once a year, camera in tow. When I'm not designing you can find me with my nose in a book, my camera around my neck, surfing (the web), buried deep in art supplies or in search of the perfect lowercase g.
Yip, that's me!
Lisa BentonOwned Media Manager / STA Travel, London
I worked with Michelle when she provided freelance design work at STA Travel. Michelle is a fantastic person to work with. No task was too big and she always delivered over and above what was requested from her. Michelle's passion for what she does shines through and you can see it in the quality of work that was delivered. It isn't easy going into a new company and having to understand the brand but have to deliver straight away, but this was no challenge for Michelle! I would work with her any time in the future.
Savva PafitisHead of Design / Upstream Advertising (2008 - 2012)
What really makes Michelle stand out is her multi-faceted ability to consider and balance strategic issues, creative concepts, practical considerations and detail while her positive “can do” attitude allows her to get through any challenge that comes her way. She will be a real asset to any company and I give her my highest possible recommendation and wish her every success in her future ventures.
Jade MitchellFreelance Writer and Content Director/Strategist
Michelle and I worked as a creative team from 2010 until the present, across a wide range of clients and channels. Michelle is an incredibly talented graphic artist and illustrator, a skill made only stronger by her conceptual and strategic acumen. I would not hesitate to work with Michelle again in any capacity.
Dru MincherOperations Director / That's It Communications
Michelle joined our team in the Graphic Design capacity and fast become our Head of Illustration due not only to her creative skill set, but also to the fact that she proved herself very good at managing projects from start to finish and heading up a team when doing so. She was then promoted to Art Director where her responsibilities became a lot more client facing. She has a great command of the Adobe Application suite and can design anything from web banners / websites to 100 page large brochures. She would be an asset to whichever company acquires her.