Michelle Dougherty

Production Company: Imaginary Forces
Website: Website

Michelle Dougherty is an Emmy nominated creative director, designer, and live-action director. With a reel that spans advertising, film, broadcast and branding, her current most notable work has been in TV show title sequences; the list includes Stranger Things, Marvel’sJessica Jones, Vinyl, Boardwalk Empire and Band of Brothers.

Since graduating from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Michelle spearheads advertising campaigns, in addition to directing live-action commercials. Her keen eye for detail and designer’s sensibility have landed her projects in the Hammer Museum, Walker Art Center and Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. Michelle’s tactile approach to storytelling has been recognized by the AIGA and featured in numerous publications with Communication Arts, IdN, PromaxBDA and Creativity.

Earlier this year, she directed a feature film documentary, Sonic Sea, which is a call to action in response to ocean noise and the devastating industrialization that’s endangering marine life. Shortly after its Discovery debut, her passion project garnered several awards and widespread recognition.

You can find Michelle sharing the power of collaboration and design at TRImarchi, South America’s largest design conference, or this year at SXSW, OFFF Barcelona, or heading up the jury for the Newest Motionographer Awards.