My name is Tanja and I am a web and graphic designer in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I’ve always been drawn to creativity of all kinds; art, photography, music, books, and movies have filled my life for as long as I can remember. After working professionally in other areas, my passion for communicating through beautiful and effective design led me to pursue a new career to more fully realize my creative potential.

I’m very interested in usability in design, inspired by my experiences guiding people through the process of navigating online travel booking tools. It doesn’t take long to see how design can determine whether a user has a positive or negative experience with your website, and by extension, your company.

I received my degrees in Graphic Design and Multimedia/Web Design in December 2012 and recently accepted my first official position as a web designer. I’m looking forward to applying what I’ve learned so far and to continuing to learn and grow as a designer through my new job.

I hope you enjoy the sampling of my work displayed in my portfolio.  If you have any questions or comments, you can reach me at tanjalmichels@gmail.com or through the Contact page.