I grew up in Georgetown, Guyana. As a child, it was my dream to one day be an architect and interior designer that created mansions like those seen in the Miami Vice remake. Having completed my Master of Architecture at the University of South Florida, I moved from Tampa over the bridge to St. Petersburg to work for a high-end boutique firm. It was my dream to design waterfront mansions and with the help and support of my parents I have been able to make this happen.
Design is a language that I have studied and continue to work on being fluent and up to date with ever changing technologies. I have been interested in a variety of different design fields including fashion. Upon graduating in 2016, I decided that I should have a better understanding of how my garments were made and undertook the task of teaching myself to sew – no easy task. This has definitely given me a greater appreciation for fashion designers and handmade pieces. I would one day like to teach a studio that provides a collaborative platform between fashion, interior design, and architecture students to see the innovative ways they could use technology and how they might inspire each other.
Should you like to see samples of my work do check out my portfolio. If you’d like snippets of my design finds and musings hit the blog tab. Feel free to shoot me an email at michelle(at)michelleford.gy if you’d like to say hi or work with me.