Michelle J. Yeung’s Resume


Owner, Creative Director

Happy Heart Creative Studio

May 2013 – Present

Studio focuses on Creativity in various media: photography, art and design.

Extensive Photography Experience, but not limited to:

  • Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival
  • Duke of Edinburg Awards 2013
  • Smiles on Vietnam Fashion Show at Gossip
  • Scott Family Maternity and Family Portraits
  • Jungs 40th Anniversary Portraits
  • Elliotts Wedding
  • Easthope-Gendron Wedding
  • Manhas-Arreaga Indian Wedding
  • Bhalla Family Newborn and Family Portraits
  • Bhalla Wedding reception in India
  • Spiderman Birthday Party
  • Giatsios Baby Shower
  • Elliott babies Baptisms and Family Portraits
  • Bike for Cancer HCMA Team Portraits
  • Fall Tattoo Portraits
  • Madskillz Vancouver Portraits
  • Dee-Sayani Portraits
  • Tainted Halo Events
  • Re/Max Select Properties
  • Travel photography: Turkey, Europe, SE Asia, India, Africa,  & North America

Kitchen Remodels

Kitchen Remodels

Partner, Design Professional, LEED AP

Kismet Design

August 2008 – April 2013 (4 years 11 months)

Specialized in kitchen remodels, interior renovations, and real-estate photography


Peace Arch Maternity

Peace Arch Maternity

Intern Architect

Hughes Condon Marler Architects (HCMA) 

September 2008 – April 2013 (4 years 8 months)


  • Haida Gwaii Hospital Redevelopment
  • Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre
  • BC Children’s and Women’s Hospitals Redevelopment
  • Circus West Redevelopment at PNE
  • UBC School of Medicine at St Paul’s Hospital
  • Peace Arch Hospital Maternity Facility
  • Duchess Park Secondary School
  • East Fraserlands Housing Development

Olympic Village

Vancouver Olympic Village

Intern Architect

Merrick Architecture 

May 2006 – August 2008 (2 years 4 months)


Millenium Water/ 2010 Olympic Athletes Village VOV Masterplan, design, and development
under Roger Bayley’s Leadership and collaborations with GBL and R. Ciccozzi Architects

Sports Complex

Sports Complex

Intern Architect

Chernoff Thompson Architects 

2005 – 2006 (1 year)


  • SFU Technology and Science Complex 2
  • UNBC Northern Sports Centre
  • South Okanagan Events Centre

Friedman-Krieger Residence

Friedman-Krieger Residence

Architectural Designer

William Duff Architects, Inc. 

2003 – 2004 (1 year) San Francisco, California


  • EB Games Flagship Store at Universal Studios
  • Friedman- Krieger Residence
  • Applied Imaging Office Conversion
  • Retail Rollout Stores

Accessibility Design Coordinator

Campus and Community Planning, UBC 

2001 – 2002 (1 year)

  • Campus wide accessibility and wayfinding improvements

Landscape Architecture Intern

Lanarc Consultants 1997 – 2001 (4 years)

(Firm now named HB Lanarc)


  • Urban design and landscaping
  • Cowichan Valley Parks and Trails
  • Community Greenways
  • Stormwater management

Student Intern

Robert Boyle Architecture, Nanaimo, BC 1995 – 1997 (2 years)

  • Drafting and rendering for various projects


Piano Instructor

Fergusons Music Ltd., Nanaimo, BC 1995 – 1997 (2 years)

  • Taughts students from aged 5 to adults classical piano



Dalhousie University

Master of Architecture (M.Arch.) 2003 – 2005


  • Thesis Prize Award
  • CCA Power Co Award shortlist
  • Rossetti scholarship to Italy
  • William Nycum scholarship
  • Graduate scholarships
  • Exchange in Turkey at ITU
  • Teaching assistant for Arch History

Dalhousie University

Bachelor of Environmental Design Studies, Architecture 2001 – 2003


University of British Columbia

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Urban Geography 1997 – 2001



Emily Carr University of Art + Design 2013

Introduction to Silkscreening

The Built Surface: Paint and Collage

Vancouver Photo Workshops 2013

On and Off Camera Flash Photography

Vancouver Photo Workshops Seminars

Architecture and the Urban Environment

BC Institute of Technology 2009 -10

Revit Architecture

Building Code Part 9

Building Envelope Principles

House Inspection 1

Woodframe Construction

UBC Continuing Studies 2005-07

Mandarin, Japanese, and French Languages

NASCAD Nova Scotia School of Art + Design, 2003

Introduction to Woodworking

Introduction to Metalworking



Event Photography

Event Photography

2013 Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival

  • Volunteer Event Photography of opening night and Media

2009 AIBC Architecture in Schools Program

  • Program development, mentorship of students considering architecture, and design of teaching materials.

2008 Architecture League Softball team

  • Organized team games and other events for Merrick Architecture employees.

2007 Herman Miller “We Care” Event

  • Volunteered time to create crafts, and event volunteer at Frog Hollow Community Centre, East Vancouver.

2004 Rebuilding Together, non-profit, San Fran.

  • In collaboration with Rebuilding Together, Bay Area Wood- working Association, and Cornerstone Evangelical Baptist Church, as a group effort, we helped to design, problem solve, and transform the garage into a usable storage area for the Broderick Street Infant & Development Centre of Florence Crittenton.

2002 AIBC Architecture in Schools Program

  • Assisted Rodney Cottrell in the initial development of the program, and facilitated workshop with school teachers.

2000 City of Vancouver community visions

  • Volunteered to host public community outreach events in Sunset and Killarney neighbouhoods.

1992 to 2001 Nanaimo Chinese Cultural Society

  • Active participation in fundraising events: annual NCCS Chinese New Years gala, and China-Canada Friendship Association.