Michelle Truett

Director Of Design and Brand Management

Michelle Truett, owner of 484 Design, is the Director of Design and Brand Management for the team. Michelle has been working with Deb since 2009, well before the official launch of her business. Michelle is responsible for creating and maintaining the brands for all four divisions, including identity work, graphic design and creative direction for all communications. Michelle has been a graphic designer in the Utica area for over 15 years and has run her own company for almost 10. She has received many awards in the industry for her identity and design work and has been published in "365 Habits of Successful Graphic Designers", "Logo Lounge 7" and the upcoming David Carter book on logo redesigns. Her specialty is working with start-ups, small businesses and non-profits. A self-proclaimed "Type A, first born, Scorpio from Jersey", Michelle is a runner, snowboarder, cheerleading coach for inner city youth, community volunteer and runs a hub for the Upstate Chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA). Despite her jam-packed schedule, Michelle always finds free time to spend with her husband and son, Deondre. As an entrepreneur herself, Michelle fully appreciates Deb's high-energy constant dynamism. She hopes to continue to do great work for start-up companies and see them succeed as well as Deb has.Michelle Truett, owner of 484 Design, is the Director of Design and Brand Management for the team. Michelle has been working with Deb since 2009, well before the official launch of her business. Michelle is responsible for creating and maintaining the brands for all four divisions, including identity work, graphic design and creative direction for all communications. Michelle has been a graphic designer in the Utica area for over 15 years and has run her own company for almost 10. She has received many awards in the industry for her identity and design work and has been published in "365 Habits of Successful Graphic Designers", "Logo Lounge 7" and the upcoming David Carter book on logo redesigns. Her specialty is working with start-ups, small businesses and non-profits. A self-proclaimed "Type A, first born, Scorpio from Jersey", Michelle is a runner, snowboarder, cheerleading coach for inner city youth, community volunteer and runs a hub for the Upstate Chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA). Despite her jam-packed schedule, Michelle always finds free time to spend with her husband and son, Deondre. As an entrepreneur herself, Michelle fully appreciates Deb's high-energy constant dynamism. She hopes to continue to do great work for start-up companies and see them succeed as well as Deb has.