Michelle Fehler

Clinical Asst Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
4106
Clinical Asst Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
4106
Clinical Asst Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
4106
Clinical Asst Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1605

Biography

Michelle Fehler is a biomimic and visual communicator who became conflicted about the wasteful behavior that is associated with graphic design. Believing that there must a better way to help organizations be heard and seen, she decided to pursue a Master's with a focus on Biomimetic Graphic Design. Since 2010, she has been part of the faculty at The Design School at ASU teaching Visual Communication Design as well as Biomimicry. She is currently finishing up her second master’s through the Biomimicry Program at ASU in collaboration with B3.8 as well as the Biomimicry Professional certification, a globally-renowned two-year program led by Biomimicry 3.8 co-founder, Dayna Baumeister and social innovation expert Toby Herzlich.

Her research is specifically in defining a life-centered design thinking methodology that allows the infusion of biomimicry thinking into the traditional design thinking and human-centered design process. She is also bringing alignment, mindfulness, and balance into design, the classroom, and her own life.

Education

  • M.S. Biomimicry, Arizona State University 2018
  • Biomimicry Professional Certification in-person immersions through B3.8 2018
  • M. S. Design: Interaction Design, Arizona State University, Arizona 2012
  • B.S. Design: Graphic Design, Arizona State University, Arizona 2006
  • A.A.S. Motion Picture and Computer Graphics, Scottsdale Community College, Arizona 2002
  • K.V. Business, Swiss Business Management School, Z�rich, Switzerland 1992

Research Interests

Biomimicry in Visual Communication, Sustainability, Typography, Layout Design, Story telling, Motion graphics

Courses

Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
GRA 423Advanced Interaction Design
BMY 530Virtual Design Lab Prac
DSC 590Reading and Conference
DSC 592Research
GRA 598Special Topics
GRA 622Adv Vis Com Des Studio IV
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
BMY 530Virtual Design Lab Prac
GRA 581Internship in Teaching Design
GRA 584Internship
INT 621Adv Interior Arch Studio III
IND 621Adv Industrial Des Studio III
GRA 621Adv Vis Com Des Studio III
ADE 621Adv Architectural Studio III
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
BMY 530Virtual Design Lab Prac
LAP 584Internship
MUD 584Internship
INT 584Internship
IND 584Internship
GRA 584Internship
ARP 584Internship
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
GRA 423Advanced Interaction Design
MKT 494Special Topics
BMY 530Virtual Design Lab Prac
GRA 590Reading and Conference
DSC 593Applied Project
GRA 598Special Topics
MKT 598Special Topics
GRA 622Adv Vis Com Des Studio IV
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
GRA 422Motion Graphics/Intractn Desgn
BMY 530Virtual Design Lab Prac
GRA 581Internship in Teaching Design
GRA 584Internship
DSC 593Applied Project
GRA 598Special Topics
IND 621Adv Industrial Des Studio III
GRA 621Adv Vis Com Des Studio III
ADE 621Adv Architectural Studio III
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
LAP 584Internship
MUD 584Internship
INT 584Internship
IND 584Internship
GRA 584Internship
ARP 584Internship
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
GRA 423Advanced Interaction Design
GRA 462Visual Communication VI
MKT 494Special Topics
DSC 593Applied Project
GRA 598Special Topics
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
GRA 121Principles Graphic Design I
GRA 422Motion Graphics/Intractn Desgn
GRA 581Internship in Teaching Design
GRA 584Internship
GRA 598Special Topics
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
LAP 584Internship
INT 584Internship
IND 584Internship
GRA 584Internship
ARP 584Internship
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
GRA 423Advanced Interaction Design
GRA 462Visual Communication VI
MKT 494Special Topics
GRA 499Individualized Instruction
GRA 598Special Topics
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
GRA 121Principles Graphic Design I
GRA 422Motion Graphics/Intractn Desgn
MGT 464Collab Design Development I
GRA 464Collaborative Design Develop I
IND 464Collaborative Design Dev I
GRA 493Honors Thesis
GRA 598Special Topics
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
LAP 584Internship
INT 584Internship
IND 584Internship
GRA 584Internship
ARP 584Internship
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
GRA 122Principles Graphic Design II
GRA 424Advanced Media
IND 465Collaborative Design Dev II
MGT 465Collab Design Development II
GRA 465Collaborative Design Devel II
MKT 494Special Topics
GRA 598Special Topics
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
GRA 121Principles Graphic Design I
GRA 422Motion Graphics/Intractn Desgn
MGT 464Collab Design Development I
IND 464Collaborative Design Dev I
GRA 464Collaborative Design Develop I
GRA 499Individualized Instruction
GRA 598Special Topics
EPD 690Reading and Conference