I have a feeling that HGTV Design Star Season 7 finalist Mikel Welch will be both endearing as well as a pisser. Dude is a FIGHTER. And I mean that in the best way possible. Mikel’s fierce determination has propelled him to this spot. He’s been willing to go anywhere and do anything that would bring him closer to his design goals. He’s slept on people’s sofas. He’s taken odd jobs. He’s advertised his design services in other cities just to test the potential for work. He’s flown across the country–not once, but twice–for the off-chance of getting a coveted set design job. He’s solicited for work from some of the biggest names in the business. He’s lived on food stamps when he’s had to. He’s worked at The Container Store. He’s worked at CB2. He’s done whatever it took to navigate his way into the design world, and not only was he rewarded with an internship on the set of HGTV’s Secrets From a Stylist, now he’s on Design Star.
I think he’s earned it.
His work is difficult to judge. It ranges from amateurish: