Master of Design-Industrial Design | University of Alberta | 2013
Bachelor of Environmental Design | University of Manitoba | 2009
Perkins + Will | London, England | March 2018 - Present
KENNEDY | Edmonton, Alberta | September 2014 - December 2016
Interiors and Industrial Design work involvement from schematic design phase, permit and construction drawings through to construction admin and completion.
Major Project Involvement:
Privada: Penthouses in the Park
Privada Marketing Material
Symphony Tower Penthouse
Harmony at Hollick Kenyon
Upper Windermere Multi Family
West Edmonton Mall-Various Projects
Design Fundamentals-University of Alberta | Edmonton, Alberta | January 2013 - April 2013
As an instructor of the Design Fundamentals course I have been provided with the opportunity to work with university students at all levels of their education from a variety of departments. The position provides me with the opportunity to teach design principles and techniques to students who are experiencing design for the first time. I am provided with the challenge of presenting projects clearly and effectively and learning to understand each student and how they learn. Grading and heading discussions are also key elements to a well rounded design experience.
Various Undergraduate Design Courses for Department of Art and Design-University of Alberta | Edmonton, Alberta | September 2011 - December 2012
Being provided with the opportunity to work with undergraduate students and an accomplished instructor has been amazing experience. The LA position challenges me to maintain a current and critical view on design so as to help guide new design students as they enter the world of design.
Graduate Research Assistant
Fine Arts Building Gallery, University of Alberta | Edmonton, Alberta | September 2011 - September 2013
In this position my tasks include the take down and removal of previous shows in the gallery and the installation of the next show. This position provides me with a more active role in the design community on campus and exposing me to the great work our University produces. Working with the artists and designers on their shows and with the other GRA’s provides me with the chance to work as part of a team.
Art Gallery of Alberta | Edmonton, Alberta | May 2012 - September 2012
During my time with the Art Gallery of Alberta I was given the opportunity to work with a great group of people working with a variety of artworks in all mediums, scale and complexity. Team work skills were integral to the success of installations as well as communication skills. An exciting and very enlightening experience has made my respect and admiration of the arts much deeper and better informed.
5468796 Architecture Inc. | Winnipeg, Manitoba | August 2009 - August 2011
office management (ordering supplies, meeting minutes) | event organization | product rep meetings | competition/award submissions | publication submissions | model making (hand made models) | project management | concept/design development | site visits (measurements, photos) | space planning | FF&E packages | drawing production (construction drawings, millwork, detail drawings, markups)
Major Project Involvement:
The Avenue on Portage
WRHA on Hargrave
Sheraton Four Points Extension
5468796 Architecture Office Move
Mac and Windows operating systems
Adobe Creative Suite (CS6 and CC)
Autodesk Revit 2015, 2016 and 2017
Autocad 2014, 2015 and 2016
Experience working with:
Various wood varieties
Wood working machinery and hand tools
Some metal work experience
"Le Mile Selected: European Furniture Design '18" & "Anaelle Cathala" [interview with artist, online version unavailable]
S/S Issue 24
Curious Arts Blog - University of Alberta
"MDes Grad Michelle Heath on 7 Top European Designers"
A/W Issue 23
Thursday, July 20/2017
"European Furniture Design"
A/W Issue 23
"Analysis of an Analysis: The Architecture of Hope In Basim Magdy's World"
Monday, June 5/2017
The Globe and Mail
"In A Culture Obsessed with Weight, There's a Downside to Being Skinny"
Monday, January 6/2014
Warehouse Journal 16, 17 + 18
Various Undergraduate Work
Published by Faculty of Architecture University of Manitoba (FAUM)
Fall 2006, 2007+ 2008
Interview with CBC Radio 1 Edmonton
Room Service M.Des Thesis
September 2013 (interview archive unavailable)
Province of Alberta Heritage Award | Province of Alberta | January 2013
Future Leaders Delegation | University of Alberta-China Institute | December 2011
The University of Alberta and the Taiwan government selected 13 Graduate Students from The Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Law and The School of Business to take part in a 10-day trip to Taiwan to experience the county and all that it has to offer. Scheduled events included visits to political parties, historical and cultural sites, universities and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs where each student conducted a short presentation. The experience was an interesting and informative trip that I am honored to have been a part of.
Art and Design Entrance Bursary Graduate Teaching Assistantship | University of Alberta | September 2011
Winston Leathers Award | University of Manitoba-Faculty of Architecture | December 2008
‘Show & Dwell’
Graduate Student Thesis Final Exhibition
Fine Arts Building Gallery- University of Alberta-September 2013
Rutherford Atrium Space-University of Alberta-September 2012
Theory and Research in Design Studies-’Daily Migrations’
Edmonton Public Library-Stanley Milner Branch-Edmonton, AB-April 2012
Seminar in Related Disciplines-’Artist Books’
Fine Arts Building-University of Alberta-December 2011
Arnolfini Centre for Contemporary Art in Bristol
What Now Zine Arnolfini
Contributor and Editor
Latitude 53 Contemporary Visual Culture
Various Roles during Gallery Special Events
Edmonton Contemporary Artists' Society (ECAS)
Various Roles during Exhbition Openings
TAKE Zine Department of Sociology-University of Alberta
Editor + Layout
Interstellar Rodeo Edmonton Based Music Festival