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my name is
Who I am
I have a painting degree and more than 30 years of experience in print publications, advertising, freelance design and art direction. I'm a painter, illustrator, seamstress, found object artist, gardener, kayaker, and cook. I'm from the great Midwest, where, when you greet someone, you say "hey."
How I work
As a publication designer, my style reflects a bold, clean aesthetic. I like to work as part of a team, and I like to work fast. I get inspiration from a brainstorming session or a bucket of words, then go off to create a rapid prototype for client review. Then we refine the design until it's right.
As a mixed media artist, I get my inspiration from old books, postcards, love letters and sewing patterns. My work has a voice.
What I make
I've designed for nonprofit,
for-profit, and government sectors, producing everything from interactive kiosks to environmental interpretive signs, newsletters to newspaper spreads. I craft small art work composed of found objects and vintage papers.
My moral compass
I believe in the widest possible development of art and the awareness of beauty so that the aesthetic experience may become
a pervasive reality in the lives of all humans. I believe in the full freedom of expression and civil liberties, throughout all areas of economic, political, and cultural life.
Thanks for your interest,
Michelle D. Wise
MIXED MEDIA COMPOSITIONS
and ABSTRACT PAINTINGS
I'm an Artist and Designer living
in Asheville, NC.
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