Michelle Renee | Board Member | Canada
“Design is (beautifully) everywhere. It’s directs us through our cities and streets. It houses our families, dreams and careers. It tells us stories, it moves us to take action, it helps clarify ourselves to others. I am constantly amazed by its impact on every big and little thing around me, and this is why I became a designer. For the past 20 years I have helped tell stories in a multitude of mediums and contexts. Now I want to share the story of this organisation and its important work with the worldwide design community.”

Michelle Renee
Board Member | Canada
E: mrenee@theicod.org


Vice President of Creative Strategy for NATIONAL Public Relations in Vancouver, Canada, Michelle Renee is a creative and strategic thinker with more than 20 years of experience as an art director and communications strategist in Vancouver. Michelle has helped develop creative campaigns across all sectors in both digital and print environments.

Michelle is a graduate of the Sauder School of Business Ch’nook Aboriginal Business Education program, as well as a graduate of Grant MacEwan University’s Illustration and Visual Communications program. She is also a proud member of the Tzeachten First Nation in Chilliwack, BC. In 2020, Michelle was awarded BC’s Medal for Good Citizenship for her advocacy for the rights of transgender youth, and she is a regular public speaker on the importance of supporting trans kids. She is also a member of AVENIR GLOBAL’s Diversity and Inclusion Council, and the City of Delta’s Task Force on Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism.