#41 Joe Miller – Graphic Designer, Educator, and Arts Administrator

As owner and principal designer of the graphic design firm, Joe Miller’s Company, he specializes in “identity and brand development through graphic, typographic, and environmental design.” Miller has worked with companies like Atari, HP, The New York Times, and several local organizations. As Lecturer in Graphic Design at San Jose State University, he shares his love of graphic design and typography with students three times a week. Miller is also the president of the Board of Directors for Works/ San José, an art and performance center located in downtown San Jose. If all that wasn’t enough on his plate, Miller is also a spoken word performer and poet.

In our conversation, Joe shares about a design lesson “nugget” as well as talk about the roll of graphic design for cultural equity and inclusion. Jos also shares the vision and future of Works San Jose and the change they have had to make during COVID-19.

To find out more about Joe, go to his website www.joemillersco.com and on Instagram at @joecompany
For the Works/San Jose, go to and follow on Instagram at @workssanjose

Music for this episode is “Alone Time” by Mild Monk

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Read interview with Mild Monk in issue 12.0