Michelle Burk : Designer + Illustrator

About

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Hi! I'm Michelle, and I design, letter, and illustrate in Washington, D.C.

I began drawing and creating graphics on the computer when I received my first WACOM tablet at eleven years old. What started out as a hobby and a way for me to get in trouble for spending too much time on the computer turned into a passion for art and design.

I grew up as an Army brat, which gave me the opportunity to live in seven different states, two countries outside of the U.S., and eventually learn later in life that the majority of people do not refer to the grocery store as the "commissary." I studied graphic design at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in the rural woods of western Pennsylvania and at Queens College in Queens, New York. I migrated to the nation's capital shortly after graduating college.

Iโ€™m currently working as an in-house designer for Farmers Restaurant Group where I have the opportunity to work on a vast variety of projects, from liquor packaging design to menu design, signage to advertisements, and pretty much everything in between.

I'm known to be a fan of comedy and rye whisk(e)y (even better together), and frequent wearer of quirky dresses and sweaters.

You can get in touch with me at michelle@michelleburk.com, where we can discuss things such as design, lettering, or where to find the best cup of coffee.