Meet the SDS Team: Michelle Her
Michelle Her joined Sullivan Design Studio in 2016 as a Junior Designer. Before joining Sullivan Design Studio, she wore many hats in her career including IT project coordination for a prestigious entertainment agency and business development for a marketing research & consumer insights company. Today, in addition to design support, her role has expanded to support the team in all aspects of project management, business development, and operations.
Q | When did you join the team?
A | November 2016
Q | What attracted you to Sullivan Design Studio?
A | A friendly and personable team of women with a portfolio that includes both residential & commercial design, and a strong emphasis on interior architecture in addition to FF&E. As a budding interior design professional, I wanted to gain exposure to both segments of interior design.
Q | What is your professional background?
A | I have an Economics degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. I previously worked in IT project management for a prestigious entertainment agency. From there, I went on to do business development for a market research & consumer insights company in Los Angeles. After a few years in a business-driven, fast-paced environment, I was driven by my passion for interior design and sought to pursue a more creative and design-oriented career path.
Q | What is your favorite interior design style?
A | Contemporary. A reﬁned space that’s effortless, clean, and exudes a sense of calm. A livable space with layers of personal touches that reﬂect who the person is and what they love to do.
Q | What is one item you wish you could have in your home?
A | A dance studio in a walk-in wardrobe.
Q | Who do you admire and why?
A | My father. He taught me the value of hard work and the importance of kindness, respect, intelligence, and patience. He is a devoted family man and showed my family how to give a lot without having a lot.
Q | What is the most important thing when working on a team?
A | Communication is key. Trust and respect are also very important.
Q | Morning or night person?
A | Morning
Q | What is your favorite food?
A | Japanese cuisine
Q | What are you most known for?
A | My love for matcha green tea.