She then returned to the UK and worked as a journalist/textiles editor for a trade magazine working on trend shoots and covering trade fairs. In 2003 she began designing for childrenswear, initially working in-house at Sugarcube studio, then going on to design for George at Asda and Mamas and Papas, before going freelance in 2009.
After taking a year and a half of maternity leave, Michele is now finding her feet again as a freelance designer and has recently completed ranges for Mothercare and Tesco, as well as designing for Lilly + Sid since 2011. Other clients have included Mudpie, Pigeon Organics and Hibou Home.
Michele said of her university course: “It was incredible for me, as I was encouraged and challenged by the fantastic tutors and the other talented students there too. Especially important for me was the year of work experience, when I got to travel abroad for the first time and work as a designer in Lyons, Budapest and London.