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Mixed media compositions and assemblage art

Josh Fuhrer

CEO & Director of Real Estate Development at Citizen Development Group
Former Executive Director,

Gresham Redevelopment Commission


Michelle really raised our level of polish and sophistication in terms of how we present ourselves to the world through our collateral. The thing I appreciate most is that she not only is a skilled designer, but she strives to understand the project goals beyond design. 


For example, thanks in large part to the collateral she created for us, we were able to secure several anchor tenants to our most important real estate development project, and raise millions in financing from both public and private sources. Without her eye toward the bottom line and how she was able to translate our goals into effective marketing materials, we would never have achieved these outcomes. I can't recommend Michelle highly enough!

Wendy Lawton

Communications +

Public Relations Manager, SWOG


I’ve had the pleasure of working with Michelle Wise twice – once as her boss at the City of Gresham, and then as a freelance contractor I hired while working at Oregon Health & Science University. I cannot recommend anyone as highly as a colleague and collaborator. Michelle is a gifted designer and art director who is creative, resourceful, responsive, professional and is a boundless source of great energy and wonderful ideas.


Michelle also is a pleasure to work with. She is committed, kind, funny and plays leader and team member with equal grace. Hire her. Now!

Kay Balmer

Kay Balmer Communications


Michelle Wise was a godsend to me over the four years we worked together. As the art director of the homes and gardens newspaper section that I edited, she worked tirelessly to produce a visually dynamic section each week. The pace was frantic and resources limited, but she never settled for less than perfection. Whatever the editorial message, she made sure that it was beautifully, clearly and accurately portrayed in its visual form.

Michelle listens, communicates well, respects different approaches and is good both at working independently and as a team. She nurtured the talent around her, soothed egos and solved problems all while producing great designs, creating original art work, editing photos and overseeing printing. She worked miracles every day, and I loved working with her. 

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Photos by Michelle D. Wise, Robin Franzen Parker, Bob Balmer,  Fred Joe Photo