PRODUCTION * SUSTAINABILITY ENGAGEMENT * LEADERSHIP
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What I Do

As the founder of Snap Indigo,

I’m an content producer for global agencies and brands.

As a champion of civic engagement in outdoor spaces,

I turn ideas into action for a sustainable New York.

With a masters in conflict resolution and a commitment to socially sustainable solutions,

I'm a resource trusted by organizations and businesses.

Health & Wellness Advertising
Gardener
The Ombudsman Project
Erik the Beekeeper
UNISDR Magnitude Game
Harlem Trees
Photojournalism Series
SuperValu Broccoli Story
 
 
 

MICHELLE

I believe that small intentional & mindful actions matter to change systems.  I manage change and process as a creative, an activist, and a leadership advisor. Here’s how I became all three.

 

After earning a BA in Art History and French from Smith College, I entered the world of advertising. I worked as an art producer for JWT, Saatchi & Saatchi and Grey NY, with some of the most talented people in business. Art production has always helped quench my desire to drive the creative process--but from day one, I have always wanted to create social impact, too.  So I began my quest to help save the world by focusing on the local...New York City.

Since 2004, I’ve been a proud, vocal and supportive resident of Central Harlem, New York City, working with neighbors to support the neighborhood.  Since 2007, I’ve been an active proponent of community gardening and sustainability -- and I’ve always worked with social impact organizations and on social impact projects.

 

To hone my leadership skills, I entered Columbia University in 2009, and earned an MS in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution in 2011. I rounded out that experience, by taking classes in Sustainability Strategies from the New School’s Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy, Design on Purpose at Art Center and the Humanitarian Design Collab at Parsons: The New School of Design's MFA DT Program. 

 

I’ve sat on boards for a variety of organizations including Sydenham, a NYC Public Health Clinic; Kids Creative, an organization that teaches kids to collaborate through the creation of musicals and Rosa Parks Condominiums, a 64 unit building located in Harlem. 

 

I'm currently co-designing and planning a rooftop garden on the rooftop of Prime Produce, a Guild for Social Good through my not-for-profit initiative, Seeds to Soil, using a participatory design process.  

 

In my life as an art producer, I focus on managing the creative process for a variety of agencies through my company Snap Indigo, which I founded in 2005.

 

To find out more about who I am, look at what I’ve helped do. Because taking action -- that’s what it's all about.

 

Let's connect!

WORK

Production

Sustainability Engagement

Leadership

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Photojournalism Series

The Half King is a pub in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York owned by journalists Sebastian Junger and Scot Anderson. Aside from food & drink, they wanted social engagement. Real conversation. A sense of community. Art made that happen. For more than three years, I curated a monthly photojournalism series that drew standing-room-only crowds. Today, they’re still a gathering place for visual story-telling. And the conversation continues.