Michele is conceptual, analytical, authentic, and youthfully exuberant. A designer with DIALOG for over 20 years, she approaches every project with new eyes, rather than projecting a signature style. Michele innately creates design solutions that embody each client’s specific aspirations, brand vision, and needs. The result is fresh and unique spaces that improve community wellbeing.
Michele isn’t afraid to ask why, and she doesn’t easily accept the status quo. Curious, her work moves the dial on place making in a way that simplifies the complex. Creating answers through ingenious and delightful interpretations is where she gets her kicks.
Michele sets the tone for interior design as the lead for our national interior design discipline and the Vancouver interior design team. Her lengthy experience, together with the fact that she’s just so likable, gives her the exceptional capacity to build relationships between team members, consultants, and clients. Michele manages to do this in a way that brings excitement, commitment, and dedication from the entire project team. She is warm, charming, and pragmatic. Michele designs from a place of care and interest, and that’s what makes her such a strong interior design team leader.
If you could work a ‘day in the life’ of another discipline at DIALOG, whose would it be?
Urban planning. I think there is a similarity of aspirations we have for building community within our spaces. Looking at our projects through the eyes of an urban planner has already helped me think about big-picture concepts in our smaller environments.
If you were to change your career, what would you do instead?
I’d be a photographer or a singer.
What’s your favourite pastime?
I love cooking because it’s creative and it de-stresses me. Cooking is like design – every dish is different and even though it has a recipe to follow, that doesn’t mean that you can’t create something new.
Interior design is not a luxury - it's integral to improving peoples' health and wellbeing. I strive to create spaces that will be beneficial to the diversity of people who experience them.
Bachelor of Interior Design
University of Manitoba