"Michelle is a thoughtful graphic designer who also excels as an orator and writer. She is among the rare breed of thinker and maker who can link culture production and empirical research through form."
—N Silas Munro, Faculty Chair at Vermont College of Fine Art
“I have known Michelle for over eighteen years and the one word that describes her with accuracy is: ’Consistency.’ When I first met Michelle, she worked for an organization in the graphic design department. At that time I was consulting with a local Mega Church in Chicago. My primary responsibilities were to enhance the overall image of various ministries. In order to do this, I was introduced to Michelle. Within weeks, we began to develop logos for various church ministries as well as marketing materials and packaging for the senior pastor. In 2000, my organization began developing curricula for various Boards of Education. In an effort to ensure an effective curriculum with a quality design, we contracted Michelle once again. As a result of Michelle‘s hard work and eye for detail, our business has improved dramatically. Michelle’s graphic design ability and attention to detail are superior. Michelle is patient in listening to the needs of her clients, taking directions; and she also provides quality feedback, which is key to her success.”
— Dwayne Bryant, President and CEO - Inner Vision International, Inc.
"Do not let Michelle's kindness and quiet demeanor fool you. She is made of rock. This woman has something to say, and say it she will, speaking her truth clearly and effectively. Michelle doesn't talk much at the VCFA residencies. But when she talks, everyone listens. Michelle is a graphic designer by profession, but she is a budding critic by temperament and interests, and I look forward to her continued exploration of the cultural messages inherent in graphic design. It is my pleasure to recommend her to you" — Natalia Ilyin, Professor and Founding Faculty, Vermont College of Fine Arts
“Michelle has created numerous projects for us, including but limited to, display ads for major print publications, restaurant menus, and business cards (I have even used Michelle for personal graphic design projects outside of Reggio’s Pizza)” I can always rely on Michelle to get the job done by (or often before) our deadlines, which is very important because we often need things created in less than 48 hours notice. I have many graphic design and advertising agencies solicit our business, but we continue to use Michelle because she’s creative, honest and reliable.”
— Jennifer Burrell, Director of Sales & Marketing - Reggio’s Pizza, Inc.
"The work Michelle has been exploring at Vermont College of Fine Arts embraces a process
of discovery rooted in an understanding of graphic design in a larger context, both socially and culturally. Her attention to learning and making, in and outside of graphic design stands out to me as a resounding commitment to the future." —Ziddi Msangi, Professor and Founding Faculty, Vermont College of Fine Arts
"My experience working with Michelle has been like no other. I like the way her creativity becomes married to my vision. I'm absolutely not afraid to push boundaries with her, she's proven to be up for the challenge. Since we have been working together, my business has grown significantly. Thank you, Michelle! You're certainly one of a kind." —Ms. Maryam, Director of M Hair Care Studio
“Conscientious and very effective graphic designer, especially for book covers. Very personable, reliable, and work has excellent value. Can certainly help a company focus its branding through written and graphic media.” —Rev. Dr. Walter A. McCray, Owner - Black Light Fellowship
“Michelle Muhammad is an exceptional graphic designer. For more than five years, I have relied on her creativity, her professionalism and her flexibility when looking for just the right freelancer to complete a special project. Her work has never failed to impress my colleagues and me; there have been times when an auxiliary specifically requested Michelle’s work. She just isn’t great at what she does, but she is also a great person to work with. She always meets the tightest of deadlines, and she often endures our many changes with patience and grace.”
— Jennifer Luvert, Graphics Manager - Apostolic Church of God
“Michelle had been my direct report for several years. During her time in my department, Michelle consistently demonstrated a strong work ethic and a dedication to success and service. Her very creative efforts have produced high quality design results time and time again. She was an important part of our team of graphic designers and served with a gracious attitude day in and day out.”
—Larry P. Taylor, Creative Director of Design and Production/IT - The Livingstone Corporation