- If you could work a ‘day in the life’ of another discipline at DIALOG, whose would it be?
- Urban planning. I think there is a similarity of aspirations we have for building community within our spaces. Looking at our projects through the eyes of an urban planner has already helped me think about big-picture concepts in our smaller environments.
- If you were to change your career, what would you do instead?
- I'd be a photographer or a singer.
- What’s your favourite pastime?
- I love cooking because it's creative and it de-stresses me. Cooking is like design - every dish is different and even though it has a recipe to follow, that doesn't mean that you can't create something new.
Michele is conceptual, analytical, and youthfully exuberant. Her mind is a rare find. Michele approaches every project with new eyes, rather than projecting a signature style - something she has done since becoming a DIALOGer in 1997. She has an innate need to create design solutions that embody each client’s specific aspirations, brand vision, and needs. The result is fresh and unique spaces that are driven by a desire to improve community wellbeing.
Michele isn't afraid to ask why, and she doesn't easily accept the status quo. Curious, her work moves the dial on place making in a way that makes the complex simple. Creating answers through ingenious and delightful interpretations is where she gets her kicks.
As the lead for our national interior design discipline and the Vancouver interior design team, Michele sets the tone for interior design. Her lengthy experience, along with the fact that she’s just so likable, gives her the exceptional capacity to build relationships between team members, consultants, and clients. She manages to do this in a way that brings excitement, commitment, and dedication from the entire project team.
Michele is warm, charming, and pragmatic. She designs from a place of care and interest, and that’s what makes her such a strong interior design team leader.
Interior design is not a luxury - it's integral to improving peoples' health and wellbeing. I strive to create spaces that will be beneficial to the diversity of people who experience them.Michele Sigurdson
- Bachelor of Interior Design University of Manitoba