About Me
Headshot of Michelle, smiling at the camera

Hey there! Nice tieu meet you!

Hi, I am Michelle Tieu, a multidisciplinary designer interested in designing for social good. I am a recent graduate from York University's Design program (BDes). I have dedicated my life to championing the principles of environmental sustainability, social justice, and inclusive design. I believe in the power of design to make the world accessible for people of all abilities.

Open my resume here
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Women and Societal Progression
Pivot Award for Information Design Winner
Extracurriculars at York University
Conrad Bursary for improving lives of students with disabilities

What am I up to right now?

A collage of the DSA executive team, with the label, "Design Students' Assocation, 2023-2024, Executive Members"
I was the 2023-2024 Co-President for the Design Student's Association at York University, so I managed a 19 person team to facilitate events for the Design community!!
A photo of Bisi Williams, Bruce Mau and Michelle Tieu looking off-camera and in a discussion.
I worked with the Bruce Mau and Bisi Williams (yeah I know 🤯) to coordinate the Massive Action Global Health seminar series at the Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health.
Selfie of Michelle and Stefan Sagmeister at RGD DesignThinkers 2023.
I have been a member of the RGD student committee since 2022 and I volunteered at DesignThinkers 2023. (Here’s me with Stefan Sagmeister).
A photo of DESN2023 class members at brunch.
I was the Head of the Finance and Logistics Committee for DESN2024!

My interests

- I am a big pop music fan!
- I do yoga  🧘
- I like to crochet hats for my kitties, Peter and Cinnamon  🫶
- I love working with my hands: linocut, lithography, drawing and painting are some of my artistic interests
Michelle's cat Cinnamon, stares into the camera. She has a crochet frog hat on.Michelle's cat, Peter, is curled up and staring off-camera. He has a purple tennis ball near his paws.