Michelle Hayward

Member Since 2022

Michelle Hayward

CEO & Founder


Chicago Area

I was raised in a community where actual frozen deer had a second life as lawn ornaments during Christmas. My escape at 16 was through a congressionally funded scholarship to Germany. These early years informed my proudest moment in 2020 when my business earned B CORP certification. Doing business with community, people and the planet in mind matters to me and informs how we behave with the large, multi-national businesses we support. Today, I live in Chicago in a restored municipal bath house with my life partner and a needy cat.


  • E-Commerce
  • Brand Building
  • Social Entrepreneurship


March 15th, 2023

10 key factors to finding a reliable product distributor 

Consider what's at stake if you want the best bang for your buck.

March 9th, 2023

9 ways business teams can boost their energy performance levels

If you're on the edge of burnout, apply these tips.

March 8th, 2023

Networking blunders: Ditch these bad habits to improve relationships

10 experts share how to put your best foot forward and make impactful business connections. 

December 7th, 2022

13 factors companies should consider when creating a PTO package 

Is your team truly benefiting from the current paid-time-off policies in place?



WE DELIVER GROWTH THROUGH PURPOSE-LED TRANSFORMATION. Bluedog Design delivers clear and enabling strategies that grow markets, businesses and the most highly valued brands in the world. Bluedog’s repeatable, scalable methodologies are rooted in the principles of Design Thinking. While delivering decades of returns for our clients, we've mastered the art of uncovering insights, the discipline of iterative design and innovation, the practice of organizational buy-in and adoption, and the gift of translating complexity to clarity. We are known not just for inspiring progress, but for throwing ourselves into each client's context to make it happen—all within a journey that brings our partners a more intuitive understanding of their consumers, businesses, and organizations. www.BluedogDesign.com


  • Consulting
  • Marketing
  • Digital Marketing


Marketing & advertising