Product Designer
 
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Hi, I’m Michelle and I’m a designer.

But, you already knew that since you’ve stumbled across this page.

I’m going to leave it up to the work in my portfolio, my resumé and my professional social accounts (i.e. LinkedIn or Dribbble) to give you insights as to who I am as a Product Designer and how I work. I feel incredibly lucky that I get to wake up and do what I love for a living with every single bone in my body.

My friends call me, Meesh. You already know about obsession with Star Wars and musical theatre. Beyond so, I’m also a huge nut for slam poetry, reality television (no shame), Humphrey Bogart films, football, Halloween and three podcasts in particular (Armchair Expert, This American Life and Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness).

Email me, DM me, if you wanna reach me!

 
 

Interviews

 
 

DESIGNLAB (2018)

Mentor Spotlight: Michelle Lin, Product Designer at Reddit

I was interviewed by Designlab when I was working both as a design mentor for their UX Academy Bootcamp as well as their in-house mentor community lead.

SALT (2017)

Women in Tech: Career jumping from Indiana Jones to eBay

As part of Salt’s ongoing series on “Women in Tech,” I reflected on my career change from Archaeology to Design, and the experience of working in tech as a woman.

 
 

Nice things.

 
 
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I’d love to work with Michelle again. In my experience working with her at Reddit, she was a great designer, approachable collaborator, and overall fun and interesting person to spend time with at work. Her sense of aesthetic is well developed, and she consistently frames her design thinking through a lens of deep empathy for the people who use the things she makes. Basically she’s awesome.
— Garrett Farmer, Sr. Product Designer @ Reddit
Michelle led a group of three designers to complete a critical study for us. Our project had a hefty set of requirements, however, the team was able to analyze each component, ask the right questions, and deliver a hi-fi concept supported by research. The team went above and beyond.
— Ramon Qiu, Product Manager @ Sipree, Inc.
Michelle delivers high quality work. She was part of the team that created an entire redesign of our consumer application, with greatly simplified, streamlined workflows. Michelle is dynamic and capable, and I can’t wait to see what new projects she’ll work on next!
— Jordan Epstein, Founder & CEO @ Stroll Health