About Michelle Vossen

about

Michelle Vossen is a (fashion) designer and artist from Arnhem. Technology and machines fascinate her, especially when they do not function as expected. She works at the intersection of the digital and the physical. She uses electronic and digital image manipulation to produce designs and prints, uses a variety of digital fabrication methods and frequently experiments with traditional and future crafts. Michelle likes technology that is absurd, machines that are erratic, and software that is used outside of its intended context. Machine-made doesn't equal perfection, because a lot can go wrong: that unpredictability is what makes it so valuable. This ghost in the machine is at the heart of what she does. She is an advocate of greater collaboration between artists and machines. A machine is not just an instrument: it can be a partner in the process, making random suggestions.

Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION:

September 2017 – July 2019
ArtEZ Institute of the Arts (Arnhem)
Fashion Design (graduated with honors)

September 2016 – August 2017
Eindhoven University of Technology (Eindhoven)
Industrial Design (unaccomplished)

September 2014 – August 2016
ArtEZ Institute of the Arts (Arnhem)
Fashion Design

September 2013 – February 2014
ArtEZ Institute of the Arts (Arnhem)
Preparatory course Art & Design

August 2008 – May 2014
Liemers College (Zevenaar)
Gymnasium, A-levels equivalent (graduated with honors)

COMPUTER SKILLS:

Adobe CC
HTML, CSS
Processing
Arduino
Microsoft Office
3D modeling software such as Fusion360, Solidworks and Cinema4D (basic knowledge)

LANGUAGES:

Dutch (native)
English (good)
French, Spanish, German (basic knowledge)

FASHION DESIGN SKILLS:

Designing
Pattern making
Print and textile development
Technical drawing
Fashion illustration
Fabric knowledge
Sewing

WORK EXPERIENCE:

September 2020 – ongoing
Utrecht School of the Arts (Utrecht)
Texspace employee

October 2019 – April 2020
Waag Technology & Society (Amsterdam)
Fablab and Textilelab internship

June 2018 – August 2018
Digitpaint (Arnhem)
Junior front-end developer

February 2018 – May 2018
Preen by Thornton Bregazzi (London)
Studio internship

September 2017 – January 2018
Collectie Arnhem (Arnhem)
Designing and developing a collection with classmates from concept to show

February 2017 – March 2017
Angella Mackey (Eindhoven)
Assisting with Wearable Technology Experience Design project

June 2016 – July 2016
Sunna Örlygsdóttir (Arnhem)
Assisting with various studio tasks, assisting with a photoshoot & dressing at the Frans Molenaar Couture Award

PROJECTS:

Costume Design for Collective Prime (ongoing)

Costume Design assistant for Sputum (to be released 2020)


MISC:

Fashion jury Kunstbende Selection Tour Zeist (2020)