Michelle is detail-oriented and never misses a chance to learn. Whether it’s discovering something new or honing one of her many skills, she throws herself into situations with conviction and integrity.

About

After studying Commercial Photography at Dawson College, Michelle moved to Toronto where she has worked in the industry for 12 years. Her titles have included producer, photographer, retoucher, web designer, art director, creative director, author, and business development manager. She has had the pleasure of working with companies such as A&E, Nike, TD, Napoleon, Subaru, Sonos, Loblaws, Kraft, HGTV, The Food Network, Corus Entertainment, Harlequin, Harper Collins, Honsberger Estates Winery, The Farm Wines, Quill and Quire and more.

She enjoys collaborating with others and always brings an energetic joy to those around her. She  is constantly striving to do more and grow as a person which is what has driven her to the success she has today.

Currently

Currently, Michelle is working closely with Jeremy Kohm, a Toronto born photographer living in L.A. They enjoy working on both creatives and network projects together.

She is also working for The Farm, a family-run winery in the Niagara region. Michelle has known the Neudorf family for over 25 years and has worked with them on photography projects for Ferguson Neudorf Glass. She was an obvious choice when The Farm more than doubled their production in 2019 and needed someone to revamp their website, manage a crm system, manage billing/shipping and more.

Experience

Owner and Operator of MKZ Studios
(2014 – present)
Retouching still photography using Photoshop and Capture One software. Proficient in retouching portraits, product, jewelry

The Farm Wines
(2019 – present)
CRM, Website, Image management, Invoicing, Payment Processing, Customer Service, Event Planning.

Creative Director, Lux Life Estates
(2018 – 2019)
Project Manager, CRM, Web Design, IG management, Brand identity, Logo/Branding.

Creative Director, Samdeo’s
(2017 – 2018)
Samdeo’s was a quick-serve restaurant which was located in the Fergus Walmart. The branding was completed before Michelle joined the team. She managed the IG social, photo and file management, ad campaigns, printing and art.

Business Development Manager, AVAZERA
(2017- present)
Avazera is a wellness lifestyle company. Michelle revamped the jewelry line in 2018, was expanding the B2B market and hiring/training wellness ambassadors. She is now sourcing wellness essentials as well as shooting product photography and stop motion.