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Michelle Zatta
Adjunct Instructor


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Combining the worlds of food and design, Michelle Zatta has been directing, curating, and producing food+design events for the past three years. She is a Co-Director and Creative Design Director of the Jell-O Mold Design Competition, an event annually in New York which has received international and national press. For the 2011 event, the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum and Eyebeam Art + Technology Center collaborated on a Jell-O Mold Workshop for NYC Public School students to engage them with design using gelatin as a medium. Michelle was also the Co - Production Director for Tasteologie’s CMYK Cocktails. She finds it fascinating to look at the behavior of consumption of food and mass products through a design lens.

Michelle is freelance designer living in Brooklyn, specializing in furniture, toy, and product design. She believes that design is a means of weaving her creativity into the existing social fabric. She holds a BFA in Industrial Design from the Pratt Institute. She has worked with the artist Jane Hammond, and has designed products for the Brooklyn Children's Museum. Her work has also appeared in the book Bright Minds, Beautiful Ideas: Parallel Thoughts in Different Times. Michelle has been known to carry pot-roasts in her purse to hardcore shows.