Hi there, I’m Michelle Robertson!
I’m the Founder & Chief Designer for Perspective Studio.
I create beautiful websites and brands for nonprofits and ethically driven small businesses who want to leave the world a better place than they found it.
I’ve been running my business for over two years, but have worked in the nonprofit world for over 12 years, on five different continents, specifically in communications.
I still remember sitting in the tiny “storage-room-converted-office” of the local nonprofit I worked at as a young 23-year-old, staring at the computer screen.
Our marketing materials, website and even logo were getting pretty outdated. We needed a refresh, but hadn’t budgeted to do so. Marketing agencies costed a fortune, and who has time to look for someone who can truly communicate the vital mission of your organization?
So, like most nonprofit employees who take on multiple roles, I put on the needed “designer” hat, and got to business. I had a Bachelor’s degree in communication and public speaking, but had no idea the ins and outs of design. Thanks to Youtube videos, Google and taking a crack at Photoshop, I managed to create a few new pieces. (Let’s just say I’ve come a long way since then).
I spent the next ten years traveling the world, working on teams at seven different humanitarian, nonprofit and missions organizations, doing writing, storytelling, interviews, graphic design, web design and photography.
My passion grew into a desire to take the valuable knowledge I gained, and offer it to other individuals, organizations and businesses who are seeking to make a difference in their communities. Whether you’re tackling poverty, hunger, disease, unemployment, climate change, violence, mental illness or under education, or you’re selling a service or product you’re passionate about and that the world desperately needs, I want to help you tell your story!
If you’re looking for a website that is easy to manage and drives sales or donations, or you need a fresh looking brand that communicates your story, I’d love to work with you!
In the meantime, when I’m not designing, I can be found buying way too many plants, eating anything with bacon but still wishing I was a vegan, at the Crossfit box hoping I’ll be able to hand stand walk before I’m 80, listening to too many podcasts and telling everyone they need to listen to “this one episode that was so good!”, or following random Insta-famous families on Instagram whom I’ve never actually met in person (“Bucketlist family” anyone?).
Oh and of course most importantly, spending time with my uber-handsome South African husband, dreaming about having kids but enjoying our sleep in the meantime.
Want to work with me?
Let me introduce you to my beautiful sister Alli.
Alli works with Perspective Studio on an as needed basis, and is an incredibly talented designer!
ALLISON HAMILTON - Graphic Designer
Allison is a business woman with a desire to create. She graduated with her bachelor’s degree in business management and since then has immersed herself in the world of marketing. She believes that in order to make a business successful, it is vital to have an effective marketing strategy, and a powerful brand. Forever learning new things, Allison thoroughly enjoys teaching herself new skills and keeping up with trends in marketing and business. Graphic design is one of her biggest passions, and she believes that creating something out of nothing requires a little bit of creativity and a lot of dedication. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.