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Hello— I'm Miles, a graphic designer, writer and morning person who enjoys bold typography, outdoorsmanship, and writing about himself in the third person. I started out my career as a technical writer, developing and editing telescope manuals while learning the names of the stars in the winter sky. Now, having just graduated with my MFA in Graphic Design, I work as a Diversity & Inclusion mentor, and graphic designer at IDEO San Francisco. If you're interested in working with me, hiking the John Muir Trail, or just want to say, "Hi," drop me a line.

 

Education

Maryland Institute College of Art | Baltimore, MD
2017  MFA in Graphic Design with a Certificate in Pedagogy

Maryland Institute College of Art | Baltimore, MD
2015  Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Graphic Design

Indiana University of Pennsylvania | Indiana, PA
2007  Bachelor of Arts in English, Creative Writing/Linguistics

Some Skills

Typography, UI/UX, Branding, DSLR Photography (Cannon), Arduino, HTML/CSS, Wordpress, Illustration, 2D animation, Adobe CC (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Contribute, Dreamweaver, AfterEffects, Premiere, Animate), Sketch, Principle, Processing, Microsoft Office, Mac and PC

Some More Skills

Backpacking, Wayfinding, Woodworking, Knot-tying, Laser cutting, Building Legos, Writing haiku, Whistling, Plant identification, Converting homophobes


Experience

Graphic Designer | IDEO
July 2017 – Present  Developing visual directions and helping flesh out client presentations. Creating graphics for exhibitions. Working with Production and the Shop to fabricate materials for clients. Supporting teams in developing auxiliary websites and other digital assets. Learning the kinds of birds seen over the SF Bay.

IT Design Intern | Under Armour
June – December 2016  Mapped product life-cycle, and interviewed apparel designers to find where workflow and file efficiencies could be made. Created design standards for apparel Tech Packs and Illustrator files. Held Illustrator file optimization training sessions. Designed internal communications graphics. Saw Beyoncé walk across a parking lot.

Graduate Lab Technician | Maryland Institute College of Art
August 2016 – May 2017  Operated the Grad Lab Checkout. Answered students questions and troubleshot lighting/photography/video/electronic equipment. Maintained and printed on large-format Epson plotters. Learned what a cardioid is.

Adobe Student Representative | MRY
Spring 2016  Gave presentations and led workshops using the Adobe Creative Cloud. Taught students basics of Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, and AfterEffects while promoting Creative Cloud and Adobe’s mobile applications. Corralled art school freshman using anime references.

Graduate Teaching Intern | Maryland Institute College of Art
Semester Based  Assisted professors with organizing class time, preparing lesson plans, and lecturing students. Lead critiques of work and helped grade assignments. GTIs include: Fall 2014 Art Matters | Spring 2015 Intro to 2D Animation | Fall 2015 Typography 1 | Fall 2015 Intro to
2D Animation.

Art Direction Intern | Tierney Communications
June – August 2015  Worked with Senior Art Directors on high-profile ad campaigns. Oversaw art direction for the Summer Intern Project with Urban Outfitters. Learned how to use a Keurig.