By Jonathan Vatner
Michelle Moore, Textile/Surface Design '16, is a freelance surface designer based in Kingston, New York. When a design studio gives her an inspiration board, she creates five- to eight-piece collections using watercolors, mixed media, or an iPad. She’s paid when a pattern is sold. Her most successful repeats contain multiple motifs, so that one design can be broken up for numerous applications. “It’s very rewarding for a little doodle to turn into something in the mass market,” she says.