Michelle is a fashion and graphic designer currently based in Manila. She graduated with a BA degree in Fashion Design and Merchandising and began her career as a Buyer for the boutique and fashion categories of a contemporary women's wear brand. In 2016, she earned her certification for Product Development: Technical Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. While in school, she interned for New York-based women's wear designer, Charlotte Ronson. 

She is currently a freelance graphic designer and concept designer for a retail company. The remainder of her time is spent working on her brand, Strange Mercy, an online label that aims to promote women empowerment and positivity using modern illustrative techniques.