Michelle Thomas is a Artist, Designer and Author living in Boston, Massachusetts. She/They.
Her professional experience consists of time spent in marketing, graphic design, and education, working frequently in all three at once. It is this combination of teaching, visual hierarchies, and understanding a user or student that gives her a passion for visual systems. Michelle works in a data driven and iterative approach, believing that in all work the most important aspect is a users’ experience.
Her design work pulls heavily from art history, utilizing a BFA in printmaking from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Since graduation she has worked for Harvard Medical School, Urbanity Dance, and numerous local clients as both a design and marketing professional. Her teaching experience has taken her to the Massachusetts College of Art and Design to instruct both printmaking and design courses for high school students, a guest instructor at the Boston Arts Academy, the Street Team at the Museum of Science, and more.
Through all of her work Michelle is most intrigued by issues of communication; from how people choose to use or shun labels to the nonverbal communication of dance. Her work investigates how written and visual form can communicate together, often experimenting with format and process. She strives to call attention to issues within her own communities, and help to give a point of access and understanding to those outside of the community. In this way, she hopes to bridge gaps of communication too often found within different fields, and mediums.