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Bio


Manda Miller

Designer in Austin, TX

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Bio


Manda Miller

Designer in Austin, TX

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A Little About Myself

I discovered the internet in high school and immediately started teaching myself how to design for the web. Later, I worked at a high-volume print shop while attending Texas State University. I worked hard and learned everything I could, eventually graduating cum laude with a BFA in Communication Design and a lot of real-world experience.

Since then, I’ve worked with several marketing companies and startups in various industries. My experience ranges from being the solo designer on a project, to collaborating within a large, fast-paced, multidisciplinary production team, to being head designer of a design department with the responsibility of hiring and managing junior designers, interns, and photographers.

I have continued to teach and challenge myself throughout my career both in and outside of work. Most recently, I’ve been learning about user experience, user research, and prototyping through the Specialization in Interaction Design on Coursera. I also enjoy selling my own creative illustrations and products online.

I am currently seeking a user-focused opportunity that will facilitate my growth as a designer. I especially want to collaborate with a brilliant, design-focused team to make products that are not only beautiful and responsive for multiple devices, but also delightful and easy to use.

Some early work: 2002 – 2005.

A Few of My Favorite Things

  Music
  Cartoons
  Vinyl Toys
  Kawaii Junk
  Enamel Pins
  Traveling
  Learning
  Singing
  Drumming
  Drawing
  Painting
  Organizing
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UX Design


UX DesignDesigning for web, mobile, and beyond!

UX Design


UX DesignDesigning for web, mobile, and beyond!

USER RESEARCH
Example of data
synthesis. The Persona lays out all relevant attributes about the user. The Journey Map is a timeline of their thoughts & feelings during a given experience.

ETSY SMARTWATCH
Concept for an Etsy Smartwatch interface. The home page is simplified into four buttons: user profile, recent items, favorite items, and search. Now you can shop the indie market from your wrist! 

 

ETSY RESPONSIVE REDESIGN
Rearranging things a bit to allow for the updates feed and more browsing on the homepage.

VOLUSION RESPONSIVE REDESIGN
A personal challenge to reimagine this Austin online store company's website on web, mobile and tablet devices.

 

UBERPONG WEB + CUSTOM APP
Web interface for purchasing designer paddles. Mobile app that allows users to customize their own paddles.

UBERPONG TABLE FINDER APP
Mobile app allows users (ping pong enthusiasts) to easily locate ping pong tables in their area, as well as manually enter new locations. 

 

CRAIGSLIST RESPONSIVE REDESIGN
What would Craigslist look like if we brought it into the modern age? I explored that for web & mobile.

BANCVUE (KASASA) WEB WORK
A handful of beautiful bank websites, tailored to each bank's personality and brand, providing leverage over mega banks.

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Illustration


IllustrationI recently opened an online store for prints, pins & patches of my work. I also run a shop-focused Instagram to promote it.

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Illustration


IllustrationI recently opened an online store for prints, pins & patches of my work. I also run a shop-focused Instagram to promote it.

Visit SHOP

PORTRAIT OF MEGHAN TONJES Using my Wacom tablet, I drew one of my favorite role models on YouTube, Meghan Tonjes. 

PORTRAIT OF MEGHAN TONJES
Using my Wacom tablet, I drew one of my favorite role models on YouTube, Meghan Tonjes. 

1" ENAMEL PIN ILLUSTRATION I illustrated this cute deer and then sent it off to be manufactured as lapel pins for online purchase. 

1" ENAMEL PIN ILLUSTRATION
I illustrated this cute deer and then sent it off to be manufactured as lapel pins for online purchase. 

KAWAII POLAROID CAMERA This illustration began in pencil, then was traced with India ink, scanned, and finally vectorized. (I used to sell patches of this, but Polaroid told me to cool it.)

KAWAII POLAROID CAMERA
This illustration began in pencil, then was traced with India ink, scanned, and finally vectorized. (I used to sell patches of this, but Polaroid told me to cool it.)

 
SÍGNY POSTER Vector illustration of electro-pop duo in Austin called SÍGNY. I had gone to their first show the evening before and was inspired.

SÍGNY POSTER
Vector illustration of electro-pop duo in Austin called SÍGNY. I had gone to their first show the evening before and was inspired.

FERN GULLY PLATES Surface design for a plate collection inspired by Fern Gully, using succulents and a dark, UV-lit feel.

FERN GULLY PLATES
Surface design for a plate collection inspired by Fern Gully, using succulents and a dark, UV-lit feel.

THE FOX & THE CROW BOOK COVER Book cover for a children's story called The Fox and the Crow, from Aesop's Fables.

THE FOX & THE CROW BOOK COVER
Book cover for a children's story called The Fox and the Crow, from Aesop's Fables.

 
PYREX FABRIC DESIGN Kitchen fabric design using fruit and vintage Pyrex dishes as inspiration.

PYREX FABRIC DESIGN
Kitchen fabric design using fruit and vintage Pyrex dishes as inspiration.

ORANGE BEAR PARTY INDIE 8x10 gouache illustration tribute to a room on Turntable.FM, which was a visual, real-time music-listening community made up of chatrooms which allowed music enthusiasts to take turns playing songs for each other.

ORANGE BEAR PARTY INDIE
8x10 gouache illustration tribute to a room on Turntable.FM, which was a visual, real-time music-listening community made up of chatrooms which allowed music enthusiasts to take turns playing songs for each other.

BLOB SERIES Character exploration using acrylics on two 18x24 canvases, and a 16x20 wood panel. I wanted to create things from my brain that didn't exist before. Mission accomplished!

BLOB SERIES
Character exploration using acrylics on two 18x24 canvases, and a 16x20 wood panel. I wanted to create things from my brain that didn't exist before. Mission accomplished!

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Branding


Branding

Logo Design & Identity Work

Branding


Branding

Logo Design & Identity Work

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Contact


Say Hello!

Contact


Say Hello!

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