Director and Founder, The Bridge Studio
Michelle Fox is an entrepreneur, designer, and artist. She founded The Bridge Studio in 2009, an interdisciplinary design studio based in Boulder, Colorado. The Bridge Studio's mission is to use design, strategy, and communications to encourage understanding, collaboration, and cooperation for positive change. The name is inspired by her family's history of service in the Navy and the long-horizon view seen from the bridge of a ship. Since 2006 Michelle has worked in design and communications for nonprofits, local and state governments, tribal nations, and national coalitions. For the last decade, her work has focused almost exclusively on climate resilience and adaptation. Michelle has held staff positions at the American Psychological Association and the Institute for Social and Environmental Transition-International. During her time at the institute, she served as the Director of Art and Communications. Michelle led the development and implementation of organizational communication strategies while supporting projects and programs across South and Southeast Asia. She helped secure $600,000 of funding to explore the role of creative communications to further the understanding of climate resilience. With this grant, she and her team produced a vast portfolio of products, including reports, documentaries, workshops, multi-media campaigns, and international presentations. She regularly volunteers with local nonprofits and causes and currently serves on the Boulder Potters’ Guild Board of Directors and Common Foundation’s Advisory Board. Michelle graduated with honors from the School of Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University. She earned a dual Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design and Craft/Material Studies and minored in Art History. She continues to explore all of these areas today as she pursues a creative life of service. Growing up in a military family, Michelle spent her first few years enjoying access to the ocean and the diverse cultures and communities that come with living on base. She was born in Oakland, CA (the daughter of an immigrant), and lived on Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and in Washington, D.C, before her family settled in Northern Virginia. Never could she have imagined living in a landlocked state until she visited the mountains of Colorado! Now, she regularly enjoys trail running along the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, backpacking, yoga, and making art.