I'm Michelle Thayer, a UX/UI designer based in New York, NY Berlin, Germany

I've been focused on designing beautiful, easy-to-use digital interfaces for the last 5 years in NYC. I also hold a BS in Humanities, which means I can bullshit about human culture, art and philosophy 😉 I've been involved in design in one way or another since I was 12. Checkout the timeline below to see some of the things that got me to where I am today.

Get in touch if you'd like to collaborate with me. You can contact me at michellekthayer@gmail.com.


2015-2016 - Designed a plethora of things at 1stdibs
2014-Now - Started classes to learn how to paint & most recently how to photograph microscopic things (see photos below)
2014-2015 - Created visual guidelines & a pattern library for the College Board websites and designed a SAT practice app
2013 - Freelanced for various companies including + Pool, Chloe + Isabel, The Cools and Carol's Daughter
2012 - Product design on an advertising platform at Qualia Media 
2011 - Product design at Pronoun, a platform for making eBooks
2011 - Web design at the robotics company, US Digital
2010 - Designed websites at a digital agency in Portland, OR 
2010 - Digital marketing internship at the New York Times
2010-2012 - Studied Humanities at Northern Arizona University
2007-2010 - Web design and tech assistant at a doctor's office while going to school
2006-2010 - Studied digital arts and web design at Pima 
2002-2005 - Made illustrations, brochures, and completed other small design jobs for my parent's design business 
2002-2005 - Created digital art for online games I played and made a website to sell that art


Why make art? There are hoards of artists that are light years better than I am. At least that's what I told myself for so long. The truth is that there is no artist that can say what I can say. The same is true for you. We all have a unique perspective on the world. I create art because it gives me an unparalled feeling of joy. I hope that one day I can pass that same estatic feeling on to you through my art. This is why I continue to practice, even when it looks like shit, even when I don't feel like it. Because that is how we get to the good stuff. 

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