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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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About Me

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.



My Faves

  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!

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

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


Branding

Logo Design, Identity Work & Social Media

Branding


Branding

Logo Design, Identity Work & Social Media

GYM BUDDIES (WEB SERIES) Logo and title cards for this webseries shot in Austin, TX.

GYM BUDDIES (WEB SERIES)
Logo and title cards for this webseries shot in Austin, TX.

BITFUSION Promotional materials for this machine learning company.

BITFUSION
Promotional materials for this machine learning company.

CMU - COMMUNICATION DEPT Social media imagery to maintain engagement with 2016-2017 students.

CMU - COMMUNICATION DEPT
Social media imagery to maintain engagement with 2016-2017 students.

TENDED MAGAZINE Logo for women-led online magazine about urban gardening.

TENDED MAGAZINE
Logo for women-led online magazine about urban gardening.

CITY TO TABLE Logo for this app selling/trading excess produce in your area.

CITY TO TABLE
Logo for this app selling/trading excess produce in your area.

PONOS Logo & business cards for this app-controlled hydroponics system.

PONOS
Logo & business cards for this app-controlled hydroponics system.

PEDZA Logo for this compact shoe guard for motorcyclists.

PEDZA
Logo for this compact shoe guard for motorcyclists.

ONTOLO Logo for this link-building company.

ONTOLO
Logo for this link-building company.

HAKONE TOY MUSEUM Logo, stationary, & catalog for this Japanese museum. (Lots of robots!)

HAKONE TOY MUSEUM
Logo, stationary, & catalog for this Japanese museum. (Lots of robots!)

JUST BE COMPLEX Logo for this art & toy inspired shop in Portlan, OR.  It's mostly apparel now.

JUST BE COMPLEX
Logo for this art & toy inspired shop in Portlan, OR.  It's mostly apparel now.

CAFE MOGADOR Logo for this Moroccan restaurant.

CAFE MOGADOR
Logo for this Moroccan restaurant.

APPLE RESTAURANT AND BOMBAR Logo for this Vietnamese restaurant. 

APPLE RESTAURANT AND BOMBAR
Logo for this Vietnamese restaurant. 

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Illustration


IllustrationIn addition to client work, I have an online shop for prints, pins & patches of my work.

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Illustration


IllustrationIn addition to client work, I have an online shop for prints, pins & patches of my work.

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. 

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

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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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Contact


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