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  • William Miller

    Creative Director

    Cincinnati,, OH

With over 25 years in design leadership, I've helped to build many national brands, and my branding philosophy is readily apparent in my work. If you see something that intrigues you, please contact me. I will readily answer any of your questions or would happily discuss a new opportunity. I like where I live, but would consider relocating if the opportunity sounds good.

Work Samples

  • Packaging

  • Print

  • Logos

Work History

William H. Miller 748 Stout Avenue Wyoming, OH 45215 Ph: 513-761-2739 or CEL: 513-307-3474 e-mail: willmill1@mac.com online portfolio: coroflot.com/willmill CAREER OBJECTIVE SPECIALIST IN BRAND AND IDENTITY DESIGN SUMMARY: I am a driven high performer with an entrepreneurial mindset. As an enthusiastic and creative person, innovation is a trademark of mine. Recognized as having excellent people skills, I thrive in an open and creative ambiance that fosters ideas - to be discussed, beaten down and born again. I am business minded and possess an informal authority which makes it easy for me to create buy-in from stakeholders. Highly skilled in developing creative concepts, I exhibit leadership in facilitating work processes and goal achievements through efficient teamwork and effective goal setting. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Creative Direction / Design Direction / Brand Identity / Packaging Design Brand Expert/Advocate: Passionate about branding and how a product is effectively branded and managed for effectiveness throughout its useful life. Particularly capable with evolutions and re-brandings. Strengths in typography and image selection that supports brand position and character. Articulate and analytical, I readily offer and defend objective points of view. Presentation skills: Comfortable presenting to all levels of an organization. Retail analysis: Have completed retail audits for many national brands which have guided those brands to continued market success. Leadership: Completed Dale Carnegie program and “Executive Technique” program in New York. Experience: 28+ years experience in Branding, Corporate Identity and Packaging Design. Co-Creator: “Brand Impact” Seminar Program for Deskey Assoc. Team partner: Worked with company management team to motivate and inspire staff members with company vision. Created themes and team activities to bring company vision to life. Professional participation: Member of AIGA Cincinnati - Volunteered my personal time to provide leadership to the Cincinnati Art Directors Club for 2001 and 2002. Was chosen as a Juror for ID Magazine Annual Review edition 2003. WORK HISTORY: CONSULTING SERVICES 10/2003 - CURRENT Providing services in Packaging design, retail presentation and brand strategy and whatever other services that may be needed, including internal process coaching and business profile with smaller design groups. Companies with whom I’ve consulted are: The Wonder Group, Landor, Benchmark, Marsh, Chesapeake Group, Wilker Design, Bluewhitespace, Ovation Theatre Company, Phototype, Romelli Design and Kennedy Associates. DESKEY, CINCINNATI, OH/DESIGN DIRECTOR 11/93 - 10/03 Responsibilities: Concept development and design of packaging and print projects. Headed multi-disciplinary teams to satisfy all job phases. Client contact, written and verbal communication are strength areas in addition to design skills and team leadership. CLIENTS: Proctor & Gamble, Nestlé, Smith Kline Beecham, Kenner, Kroger, VanMelle, Bush’s, Georgia Pacific, U.S.Air, and Rubbermaid- others. . . resumé continued: CHASE DESIGN, SKANEATELES, NY/DESIGN DIRECTOR - 9/90 - 10/93 Responsibilities: Team leadership, project estimates, retail audits, analysis and creative strategy, design and concept development, retail environments, client liasion, and implementation of packaging and print related materials as well as retail merchandising systems. CLIENTS: Continental Baking Co., Thomson Consumer Electronics, Keith Clark, Sentry Safes and Eveready Battery Company. KING CASEY, NEW CANAAN, CT/PROJECT MANAGER 9/85 - 12/88 Responsibilities: Leadership, hiring, Concept development, design, creative presentations, scheduling and client liasion and design implementation. CLIENTS: Colgate, Emhart, Genie, Hardee’s, James River, NEC, Norelco, Swingline, Toro and the U.S.Navy. PETERSON BLYTH CATO, NEW YORK CITY/SENIOR DESIGNER 12/84 - 9/85 Responsibilities: Concept development, design and creative presentations, client liasion and supervision of juniors. CLIENTS: American Tobacco, Cadbury Schweppes, Matchbox toys, Richardson Vicks, Rubbermaid and Welch’s. LISTER BUTLER, NEW YORK CITY/SENIOR DESIGNER (FREELANCE) 2/84 - 12/84 Responsibilities: Concept development, design and implementation. CLIENTS: Kraft, Nestlé and Purina. IMAGE COMMUNICATIONS, NEW YORK CITY/JUNIOR DESIGNER 2/80 - 2/84 Responsibilities: Concept development, design and implementation. CLIENTS: CIBA Consumer Pharmaceuticals, F.X. Matt Brewing Co., Johnson & Johnson, Kelloggs and other smaller companies. EDUCATION: UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE, KNOXVILLE, TN (BFA 1980) PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM- NEW YORK CITY 1979 / BENTON & BOWLES ADVERTISING AGENCY U.S. AIR FORCE (1970-74) COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST (HONORABLE DISCHARGE) PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES: GERALYN CURTIS owner/managing director/Chesapeake Group 513-345-6300 NATHAN HENDRICKS design director/LPK Design, 513-241-6330 BILL VALLS owner/managing director/Noetic Design 513-281-0999 NICKY HARDY brand director/Landor Inc. 513-221-3600


Parsons The New School for Design University of Tennessee





Juror for ID magazine awards 2003 President of ADCC for 2002 and 2003