Creating Your Business with Hell Yes Design Studio Founder, Michelle Bablo


Michelle Bablo is the Founder & Creative Director of Hell Yes Design Studio - a boutique Event & Environmental Design company based in Brooklyn, NY. Michelle started HYDS in 2014 after 10 years of working in film art departments, on retail merchandising & display teams, and freelancing as a floral designer. Since then, she’s designed numerous parties and installations for companies like Etsy, YouTube, Google & Zagat. She also recently started a maker-focused workshop series for women in the arts to learn building and production skills. Michelle loves to solve design problems & bring a little bit of magic into the world through something she’s created. “Hell Yes” is not only Michelle’s personal mantra, but also the way she wants every single person to feel when they step into a space she's designed.  

Women of Worth is a podcast where Worthy Women founder, Audrey Bellis explores what it means to live and lead in integrity with women who exemplify it through their business, leadership, and community activism.

"If it’s not a hell yes, then I need to not be doing it" - Michelle Bablo

In this episode, Audrey chats with Hell Yes Design Studio founder, Michelle Bablo about gathering the courage to start your business. Michelle talks about how she almost stumbled into starting her design studio.

“I didn’t have a set career path, I jumped around a lot but, in the end it served me well because I gained a lot of experience and tried my hand in a bunch of things. I was jumping around and saying yes to everything and that became the philosophy of my business.”

Audrey asks Michelle what she thinks is the key to having a thriving business.

“Working on your dream is so much like going to therapy, you learn so much about yourself. You test your limits, your abilities and, it’s hard. If you are happy, healthy, and vibrant that’ll be channeled into your business.”

Throughout the episode, Audrey talks about her entrepreneurial journey and how she’s not above anything to make her dreams happen.

"Never undersell your knowledge. Your experiences are so important." - Michelle Bablo

The episode was recorded in sunny Downtown Los Angeles. 

Women of Worth is a product of Worthy Women and produced by AG One Entertainment.