A successful textile designer and community builder, Michelle Fifis is the founder of Pattern Observer and the Textile Design Lab.

Founded in 2010, Pattern Observer has become the premier resource for textile designers and those who follow the industry. With over 40K Instagram followers and thousands of daily website visitors, Michelle's goal has always been to support, inspire and promote designers worldwide through her work at Pattern Observer.

In 2015 Michelle launched the Textile Design Lab, a membership site community of over 500 textile and surface pattern designers. This highly engaged community participates in the platform's courses, live community events, and private forums.

Michelle is passionate about community building and instructional design and would love to bring her years of experience to your community development project.