I’m the doer. You're the dreamer.
And I want to see you thrive online.
I've been around since the start of the digital education revolution. I've made online museum exhibits and virtual tours of the Capitol building. I've created touchscreen training guides for breast cancer patients and virtual worlds for MTV. And back in the CD-ROM days, I might have even taught you how to use Microsoft Office.
These days I work with thought leaders and agents of change to build and leverage their online platforms. And I'm devoted to helping designers build their own sustainable businesses doing work that matters.
I'm more excited than ever at what's possible for you to create. And having wicked fun in the process.
I'm living proof that you can build a business you love, work with clients you adore and create products that truly impact people's lives. Read more about my services, pick up one of my thorough products, and make sure to join my list where I regularly share real-world insights around design, strategy and building a business that loves you back.
Owner, Minima Designs
podcast / interview bio
Michelle Martello is an award-winning designer, digital strategist, and founder of Minima Designs.
With over two decades of e-learning and interactive design experience, she's been around since the start of the digital education revolution. Michelle's worked with a wide variety of diverse clients including MTV, the National Park Service and Marie Forleo. She's created hundreds of sites, launched dozens of digital products and mentored thousands of students. In 2011, she won a Webby award for her design work on the Architect's Virtual Capitol.
These days Michelle works with entrepreneurs who want to share and sell their knowledge to the world. She helps creators clarify their business offerings and guides them through the digital product creation and launch process. Michelle's also devoted to helping designers build their own sustainable businesses doing work that matters. She regularly shares her real-world insights around design, strategy, and building a business that loves you back through speaking, mentoring, and in her weekly newsletter, The Nugget.
Michelle lives in Richmond, Virginia with her husband Zane. In her downtime, she’s a Peloton fanatic and loves hiking the greenest spots on Google maps.
Michelle can customize additional talks to your audience.
- Get it up - Real-world tips to launch your next (digital) thing quick
- Data Love - Finally become friends with metrics that matter
- Brand Magic - Designer secrets to make your brand unforgettable online
- Launch Brain - Real-world tips to launch your next digital offer
- Websites for the rest of us - what you really need to sell more and stress less
She is amazing to work with, takes her time listening to what you want out of your time together and uses all of her experience in design and marketing to make the most out of your time together to get you the results you want.
I love how Michelle and I always have a deep dive conversation before going forward with a totally new project or even a revamp of an existing one. She'll ask me about my goals for the site, what I'm trying to relay to the customer and what the flow for sales will be. Michelle is a total pro. She gets the work done on time, she stays on budget, and is a joy to work with. She always has a positive attitude and will always find a solution to get you to your desired outcome on the project.
The consultation gave us a much needed expert and “outsider’s” perspective on our website and business, and helped us find clarity with what we were trying to achieve as a business and who we were trying to attract with our website.
After our call with Michelle we had a clear list of actions to take, prioritized by order of importance, and new ideas about how to approach aspects of the business where we have been feeling stuck.
We would definitely recommend your service to other designers and creative entrepreneurs as well. There’s so much (often contradictory) advice floating around the internet nowadays it’s often difficult for business owners to know who to listen to and what to do first. We think you provide that much needed guidance to get people like us to the next level.
STELLA + JULIA
(designer + copywriter)