Michelle Fehler

Clinical Asst Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1605
Clinical Asst Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1605
Clinical Asst Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1605

Student Information

Graduate Student
Biomimicry
Liberal Arts & Sciences

Biography

Michelle Fehler is a biomimic and visual communicator who became conflicted about the wasteful behavior that is associated with graphic design. Believing that there must a better way to help organizations be heard and seen, she decided to pursue a master's with a focus on biomimetic graphic design. Since 2010, she has been part of the faculty at The Design School at Arizona State University teaching Visual Communication Design as well as Biomimicry. She is currently finishing up her second master’s through the Biomimicry Program at ASU in collaboration with B3.8 as well as the Biomimicry Professional certification, a globally-renowned two-year program led by Biomimicry 3.8 co-founder, Dayna Baumeister and social innovation expert Toby Herzlich.

Her research is specifically in defining a life-centered design thinking methodology that allows the infusion of biomimicry thinking into the traditional design thinking and human-centered design process. She is also bringing alignment, mindfulness, and balance into design, the classroom, and her own life.

Education

  • M.S. Biomimicry, Arizona State University 2018
  • Biomimicry Professional Certification in-person immersions through B3.8 2018
  • M. S. Design: Interaction Design, Arizona State University, Arizona 2012
  • B.S. Design: Graphic Design, Arizona State University, Arizona 2006
  • A.A.S. Motion Picture and Computer Graphics, Scottsdale Community College, Arizona 2002
  • K.V. Business, Swiss Business Management School, Z�rich, Switzerland 1992

Research Interests

Biomimicry, Visual Communication, Sustainability, Typography, Layout Design, Story telling, Motion graphics

Courses

Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
BMY 530 Virtual Design Lab Prac
GRA 584 Internship
DSC 598 Special Topics
INT 621 Adv Interior Arch Studio III
IND 621 Adv Industrial Des Studio III
GRA 621 Adv Vis Com Des Studio III
ADE 621 Adv Architectural Studio III
Summer 2018
Course Number Course Title
BMY 530 Virtual Design Lab Prac
INT 584 Internship
IND 584 Internship
GRA 584 Internship
ARP 584 Internship
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
GRA 423 Advanced Interaction Design
BMY 530 Virtual Design Lab Prac
DSC 590 Reading and Conference
DSC 592 Research
GRA 598 Special Topics
GRA 622 Adv Vis Com Des Studio IV
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
BMY 530 Virtual Design Lab Prac
GRA 581 Internship in Teaching Design
GRA 584 Internship
INT 621 Adv Interior Arch Studio III
IND 621 Adv Industrial Des Studio III
GRA 621 Adv Vis Com Des Studio III
ADE 621 Adv Architectural Studio III
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
BMY 530 Virtual Design Lab Prac
LAP 584 Internship
MUD 584 Internship
INT 584 Internship
IND 584 Internship
GRA 584 Internship
ARP 584 Internship
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
GRA 423 Advanced Interaction Design
MKT 494 Special Topics
BMY 530 Virtual Design Lab Prac
GRA 590 Reading and Conference
DSC 593 Applied Project
GRA 598 Special Topics
MKT 598 Special Topics
GRA 622 Adv Vis Com Des Studio IV
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
GRA 422 Motion Graphics/Intractn Desgn
BMY 530 Virtual Design Lab Prac
GRA 581 Internship in Teaching Design
GRA 584 Internship
DSC 593 Applied Project
GRA 598 Special Topics
IND 621 Adv Industrial Des Studio III
GRA 621 Adv Vis Com Des Studio III
ADE 621 Adv Architectural Studio III
Summer 2016
Course Number Course Title
LAP 584 Internship
MUD 584 Internship
INT 584 Internship
IND 584 Internship
GRA 584 Internship
ARP 584 Internship
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
GRA 423 Advanced Interaction Design
GRA 462 Visual Communication VI
MKT 494 Special Topics
DSC 593 Applied Project
GRA 598 Special Topics
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
GRA 121 Principles Graphic Design I
GRA 422 Motion Graphics/Intractn Desgn
GRA 581 Internship in Teaching Design
GRA 584 Internship
GRA 598 Special Topics
Summer 2015
Course Number Course Title
LAP 584 Internship
INT 584 Internship
IND 584 Internship
GRA 584 Internship
ARP 584 Internship
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
GRA 423 Advanced Interaction Design
GRA 462 Visual Communication VI
MKT 494 Special Topics
GRA 499 Individualized Instruction
GRA 598 Special Topics
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
GRA 121 Principles Graphic Design I
GRA 422 Motion Graphics/Intractn Desgn
MGT 464 Collab Design Development I
GRA 464 Collaborative Design Develop I
IND 464 Collaborative Design Dev I
GRA 493 Honors Thesis
GRA 598 Special Topics
Summer 2014
Course Number Course Title
LAP 584 Internship
INT 584 Internship
IND 584 Internship
GRA 584 Internship
ARP 584 Internship
Spring 2014
Course Number Course Title
GRA 122 Principles Graphic Design II
GRA 424 Advanced Media
IND 465 Collaborative Design Dev II
MGT 465 Collab Design Development II
GRA 465 Collaborative Design Devel II
MKT 494 Special Topics
GRA 598 Special Topics