Michelle Rial was born in Santa Cruz, CA to a Spaniard and a Venezuelan who really loved The Beatles song "Michelle."
She's worked in media as a writer/illustrator, a photographer, a producer, and a graphic designer.
Her chart obsession began in 2008, but it wasn't until a few years later that her first chart was published. Since then, her work has been featured by USA TODAY, Kottke.org, designboom, Fast Company Co.Design, Vox, Vulture, Mental Floss, A.V. Club, and more.