Michaella Dirkes


Denver, CO, USA
Freelance Designer

Work Experience

Amélie Company

WordPress Front-End Developer

Fresh new portfolio, see the site I built for Amélie Company @ http://ameliecompany.com.
July 2016 - September 2016 Denver, Colorado, United States

Commerce Kitchen

Freelance Brand & UI Designer

January 2015 - Present Denver, Colorado, United States

New Why Web

Freelance Brand & UI Designer

November 2014 - Present Denver, Colorado, United States

Studio 4130

Freelance Front-End Developer

July 2014 - Present Denver, Colorado, United States

Black Dog Digital

Freelance Branding & UI Designer

February 2014 - December 2014 Denver, Colorado, United States

Unbridled Solutions

Freelance Branding Consultant

July 2014 - October 2014 Colorado, United States


Freelance Web Designer

Under the direction of Charles Hellwig, designed interfaces and interactive experiences for several desktop and mobile sites for creatives, agencies, and online products.
May 2013 - September 2014 Denver, Colorado, United States


Freelance Web Designer & Content Strategist

I handle anything web related for SDA's clients, including information architecture and prototyping, design, strategy, testing, and maintenance.
November 2013 - April 2014 Steamboat Springs, Colorado, United States

Fireant Studio

Freelance Interactive Designer

As the only designer at the firm, I play art director, content strategist, and production artist, as well as social media strategist & copywriter—and I love it.
December 2012 - May 2013 Denver, Colorado, United States

Impossible Productions

Freelance Web/UX Designer

I helped plan and design a 60+ project portfolio redesign for the web. As well as being in charge of communicating with the developers during production and the IT department for launch, I also successfully updated their branding and presence across the web. The site was built on Wordpress for ease of maintenance as well as being responsive and Retina optimized.
June 2012 - November 2012 Denver, Colorado, United States

Impossible Productions

Design Intern

Hired as the design intern then promoted to freelance to lead a 6 month long web & brand redesign.
June 2012 - August 2012 Denver, Colorado, United States

GM Creative

Design Intern

Assisted in creating graphics for clothing, choosing color sets, designing lookbooks and handling print jobs. Also aided in painting large mural and was appointed chief art supply shopper.
July 2009 - October 2009 Atlanta, Georgia, United States


Rocky Mountain College Of Art + Design (RMCAD)

BFA Graphic Design

Took my junior and senior classes in branding, advanced typography and user experience here for my BFA. Additional classes included creative writing, basic photography, as well as basic HTML & CSS.
2010 - July 2012 Denver, Colorado, United States

Savannah College Of Art And Design (SCAD)

Foundation drawing and intro graphic design classes, as well as 2D and 3D design and design concepts.
2008 - 2010 Atlanta, Georgia, United States


Html (Fluent),
Css (Fluent),
Javascript (Conversational),
Php (Conversational),


Hack 4 Colorado

1st Place + Best use of ESRI


Hack 4 Colorado

Best in Education track, best use of SendGrid API, best use of Esri API



Branding & Identity, Creative Problem Solving, CSS, HTML, Illustrator, Indesign, Information Architecture, Interaction Design, Photoshop, Prototyping, Responsive Design, Scss, Sketch, Social Media, Strategy, User Experience, User Interface, WordPress,