Michelle Ogundehin: Experience

MOCURRICULUM VITAE

Director MO:Studio Ltd
2002 to date

Editor-in-Chief, ELLE Decoration UK
May 2004 – August 2017
Editor-in-Chief ELLE Decoration Country
May 2012 – August 2017
Creative Director, ELLE Decoration Style Consultancy
October 2015 to August 2017
Editor-in-Chief ELLE Decoration Collections
September 2007 – October 2009
Editor-in-Chief REAL HOMES 
August 2007 – November 2008

Editor-at-Large, ELLE Decoration UK
April 1999 to April 2004

Deputy Editor, ELLE Decoration UK
March 1998 — March 1999

Features Director, ELLE Decoration UK
Jan 1997 — Feb 1998

Senior Editor, Blueprint Magazine
June 1996 — Dec 1996

Assistant Editor, Blueprint Magazine
Jan 1995 — May 1996

Editorial Assistant, Tate Art Magazine
Jan 1994 – Dec 1994

Office Manager, Creative Media Planning, New York
Dec 1990 – Sept 1991

Architectural Design Assistant, Voorsanger Associates, New York
June 1990 — Dec 1990

Architectural Design Assistant, Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, London
Sept 1989 — June 1990

 

APPOINTMENTS

Ambassador for CoolBrands
2015. 2016. Invited to select and nominate brands for this prestigious annual accolade.

Trustee V&A Museum
Sept 2008 – Sept 2015

Non-Executive Director V&A Enterprises Board
March 2009 – Sept 2015

Ambassador for Diversity in Public Appointments
Government Equalities Office Nov 2009 – Dec 2011

Non-Executive Director South Coast Design Forum July 2008 to Dec 2013
Non-profit organisation promoting good design along the South Coast of England.

 

TRAINING

QuarkXpress. Advanced Applications, The City Literary Institute, London
Completed January 1995

Management Diploma. Marketing Option, CITE Associates, London
Completed January 1994

Diploma in Architecture, Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, London
Sept 1991– June 1993

Typography: design and application in magazines. Fashion Institute of Technology, New York
Completed June 1991

BSc(Hons) Architecture 2.1 Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, London
Sept 1986 – June 1989

 

TELEVISION

Grand Designs: RIBA House of the Year Channel 4. Four-part series. TX November 2017.
Co-presenter alongside alongside Kevin McCloud, exploring the pick of the year’s houses nominated for this prestigious award .

The Great Interior Design Challenge BBC2 TX March 2017
Joined judges Daniel Hopwood and Kelly Hoppen as a guest judge in the semi-finals. Watch here

Inside Out Homes Channel 4. Seven-part series. First four programmes TX July 2016
Contributor to new home and design series exploring the contemporary trend of Indoor/Outdoor living.

Chelsea Flower Show BBC2. Episode 13. TX May 2016
Interviewed by Monty Don. Presenting pick of the best designed stands.

Grand Designs: RIBA House of the Year Channel 4. Four-part series. TX November 2015
Co-presenter alongside alongside Kevin McCloud, exploring the pick of the year’s houses nominated for this prestigious award. Watch showreel here.

Newsnight BBC1. TX June 2011
Live discussion on the demise of Habitat with presenter Kirsty Wark and Tom Dixon. Watch here.

 

Specialist ConsumerAWARDS

PPA Magazine Awards 2017
Nominated for Specialist Consumer magazine of the Year

PPA Magazine Awards 2013
Winner Specialist Consumer magazine of the Year

Nominated for Consumer Editor of the Year

BSME Magazine Editors Awards 2012
Nominated for Lifestyle Magazine Editor of the Year

Highly Commended for Campaign of the Year

PPA Magazine Awards 2011
Winner Specialist Consumer Magazine of the Year

Highly Commended Consumer Editor of the Year

BSME Magazine Editors Awards 2011
Nominated for Lifestyle Magazine Editor of the Year

PPA Magazine Awards 2009
Nominated for Specialist Consumer Magazine of the Year

BSME Magazine Editors Awards 2007
Nominated for Lifestyle Magazine Editor of the Year

PPA Magazine Awards 2006
Highly Commended Consumer Lifestyle Magazine of the Year

PPA Magazine Awards 2005
Highly Commended Consumer Lifestyle Magazine of the Year

BSME Magazine Editors Awards 2005
Nominated for Fiona Macpherson New Editor of the Year

PPA Magazine Awards 2004
Highly Commended for Consumer Lifestyle Magazine of the Year

 

PUBLICATIONS

House of Hoppen: 40 Years of Kelly Hoppen Jacqui Small Publishing. 2016
330pp book charting 40 years of influential interior designer Kelly Hoppen.

Swarovski Crystal Palace: The Art of Light and Crystal Swarovski/teNeues Publishing. 2010.
216pp book documenting the Swarovski Crystal Palace project.

LA Lofts Chronicle Books, San Francisco. 2006
194pp book on Los Angeles’ Loft apartments. By Barbara Thornburg. Foreword Michelle Ogundehin

Bringing Architecture Home: A layperson’s Guide to Architects 2003
Published in association with the Arts Council, Habitat, The RIBA and ELLE Decoration

Understanding Plans: A layperson’s guide to architectural drawings 1997
By Peter Murray and Michelle Ogundehin.
Drawings by Louis Hellman. Funded by the Arts Council

The Glasgow International Festival of Design Catalogue, 1996
64pp guide to Britain’s first design festival published in association with Blueprint Magazine.

Tasty: Introduction to New British Design
Exhibition Guide. In association with Selfridges

 

TALKS

FoundHer Festival July 2017
In Conversation with Chloe Macintosh

British Institute of Interior Design June 2015
Keynote speech at annual conference: ‘Interior Design on TV: Good, Bad or just plain ugly?

Victoria & Albert Museum 2015
London Design Festival debate: ‘Designing for Today’s Digital World.’ Chair with guests Sebastian Conran, Ruth Wassermann, Katrin Baumgarten and Fabio Del Colle. V&A. Lecture Theatre. Watch talk here.

Chelsea Harbour Design Centre 2015
Conversations in Design with Doshi Levien (March 15)

Chelsea Harbour Design Centre 2013
Conversations in Design with Michael Anastassiades (Mar 13)

Tom Dixon: The British Maverick (Sept 13)

Victoria & Albert Museum, 2013
In Conversation with Cath Kidston, Lecture Theatre talk

Victoria & Albert Museum, 2012
London Design Festival debate: ‘Does British Design Matter?’ Chair with guests Tom Dixon, Cath Kidston, Tristram Hunt MP for Stoke. Hochhauser Auditorium, Sackler Centre

Chelsea Harbour Design Centre 2012
Conversations in Design: Paul Cocksedge (Mar); Rosita Missoni (Sept)

Chelsea Harbour Design Centre 2011
Conversations in Design with Lee Broom (Mar); Barbara Hulanicki (Sept).

Victoria & Albert Museum, 2011
In Conversation with Tricia Guild, Lecture Theatre talk

Chelsea Harbour Design Centre 2010
Conversations in Design with Ilse Crawford

Victoria & Albert Museum, 2009
In Conversation with Edmund de Waal, Lecture Theatre talk (Sept 09); ‘Fantasy and Fear in Contemporary Design’, ticketed gallery discussion with exhibition curator, Gareth Williams (July 09).

The Barbican, London, 2009
Guided Exhibition talk: ‘Le Corbusier, his private domain vs public projects’.

The Brighton Art Fair, Brighton, 2008
Opening evening introduction: ‘Why Art Matters’.

Selfridges, London 2007
Opening evening introduction: What is style?

Hachette Filipacchi International Editor’s Conference, Paris 2006 
Keynote speech: ELLE Decoration: the evolution of the brand

Habitat, London 2005
Keynote conference speech: ‘Promoting desire in design; how to seduce and sell’.

Hachette Filipacchi International Editor’s Conference, Paris 2004 
Keynote speech: ELLE Decoration: filling the gap between interiors and inspiration

 

COMMERCIAL COPYWRITING

Benetton Paint Style Book
All text for worldwide press launch of Benetton’s Spring/Summer 1998 ‘Colours and Effects’ paint range. 64pp full-colour booklet

Habitat
Text to accompany the pan-European press launches for the following collections.
Habitat Spring/Summer 1998
Habitat Summer 1999
Habitat Spring/Summer 2000
Habitat Autumn/Winter 2000
Habitat Christmas 2000
Habitat Spring/Summer 2001
Habitat Autumn/Winter 2001

Habitat 20th Century Legends October 1999
Text/biographies to accompany the launch of this prestigious series of classic designer products re-issued by Habitat. Used for press packs and in-store merchandising.

 

EDITORIAL STYLING
Harvey Nicols Magazine

Nova

The Observer Magazine

The Sunday Times Style Magazine

Time Out

 

COMMERCIAL STYLING
Tesco
Homewares Spring/Summer 2008
Production and styling for UK press brochure

Homewares Christmas 2007
Production and styling for UK press brochure

Homewares Autumn/Winter 2007
Production and styling for UK press brochure

Heal’s
Outside Living brochure 2004
Production and styling for UK press booklet and in-store usage

Debenhams
Homewares Spring/Summer 2004.
Styling for UK press brochure

Woolworths
Homewares Spring/Summer 2004
Production, styling and copy for UK press brochure

Homewares Spring/Summer 2004
Creative Direction and Production of UK Press show

Homewares Christmas 2004
Production, styling and copy for UK press brochure

Homewares Christmas 2004
Creative Direction and Production of UK press show

Marks & Spencer
Homewares Autumn/Winter 2003
Production, styling and copy for UK press brochure
Creative Direction and Production of UK Press Show

Lighting Autumn/Winter 2002
Production, styling and copy for UK press brochure

Tranquil Quiet Lifestyle November 2001
Production and styling of press brochure

Selfridges
Styling for UK press launch of Selfridge’s flagship storewide 2002 Bollywood campaign

Monsoon Home
Styling for UK press brochure. Autumn/Winter 2001

Vitra
Styling of images to support launch of new collection. 2000

House of Fraser
Styling for series of lifestyle pages within main catalogue. 1999

Crucial Trading
Styling for UK press launch of new flooring collection. 1998

Graham & Brown
Styling for UK press launch of new wallpaper collection. 1998

 

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