Head of Kids Digital, IDEO
Michelle leads an integrated team of researchers, designers, and developers bringing engaging, interactive and playful digital experiences to market. Her team’s past work includes beloved children’s appsBalloonimals, Balloonimal Babies and Monster Moves as well as partnering with respected brands like Sesame Workshop, Fisher-Price and Leapfrog to co-create favorite apps such as the top-ranking Elmo Calls. Michelle is driven by a desire to bring thoughtful solutions to fruition through user-centered design, from designing toys at VTech and University Games to leading Product and Customer Experience at ShopWell and thredUP. Her IDEO tenure includes design research and product design roles, influencing products and services across food and beverage, consumer products, education, entertainment and retail. Michelle holds a BS and MS in Engineering and Product Design from Stanford University.