• VALERIE MILLER
    VALERIE MILLERDesigner. Photographer. Latte Aficionado...

    For over 8 years, I have worked both agency and client-side to create high-quality digital and print marketing.
    I am an expert in web design, logo/brand identity and development, digital and social media marketing, print layout and package design.
    I build projects from concept to release.

    EDUCATION

    BS | MULTIMEDIA DESIGN
    University of Oregon | Eugene, OR
    School of Architecture & Allied Arts
    Class of 2007

    EXPERTISE

    BRAND / IDENTITY
    90%
    UI DESIGN / WIREFRAMES
    90%
    PRINT / LAYOUT
    100%
    PACKAGING / MOCKUPS
    90%

    SOFTWARE SKILLS

    PHOTOSHOP
    90%
    ILLUSTRATOR
    90%
    INDESIGN
    99%
    LIGHTROOM
    95%
    AFTER EFFECTS
    75%
    SKETCH
    85%
    WORDPRESS
    90%

    PROFICIENT SKILLS

    DAM / ASSET MANAGEMENT
    85%
    BASIC PROJECT MANAGEMENT
    95%
    PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY / LIGHTING
    95%
    CAMPAIGN PHOTOGRAPHY
    95%
    RETOUCHING / PHOTO MANIPULATION
    95%

    SECONDARY SKILLS

    DIGITAL ANIMATION
    75%
    VIDEO EDITING / SOUND, ADR
    75%

    INTERNSHIPS

    FILM INTERN 
    “The Sisters” | IMDB – 2005
    Pre-production and on-set prop department intern.

    FILM INTERN 
    “Nearing Grace” | IMDB – 2005
    Pre-production and on-set prop department intern.

    COLLEGE REP & BRAND AMBASSADOR 
    Cartoon Network [adult swim] | SJI Inc. – 2004
    Created, booked and executed sponsored promotional [adult swim] events as part of the College Rep program to coincide with product and animated series release.

    EXPERIENCE

    ART DIRECTOR / ASSOCIATE INSTRUCTOR
    The Pixelry | Greenville, SC
    January 2016 – current

    Helped founder (and Lead Instructor) Kelly Cook launch a Code Camp for girls.

    Designed the logo, identity/collateral and works as an Assistant Instructor and photographer during camp.

    Co-designed thepixelry.com

    GRAPHIC DESIGNER
    Solid Gold Pet | Greenville, SC
    April 2015 – current

    Strategizes with the heads of marketing to evolve global brand standards in support of an expanding product portfolio.

    Works closely with the marketing team to produce brand-level consumer-facing digital and print collateral.

    Supports high online brand-engagement on Wag, Chewy and Amazon.com by designing for specific partnered programs such as Amazon Dash and Launchpad.

    Embarked on a highly successful year long project to re-design existing product packaging by implementing a segmented color strategy and re-defined message hierarchy, adding key formula benefits and brand differentiators. Saw the creative process through from pencil sketches to final approvals at press – new packaging now available in store.

    GRAPHIC DESIGNER
    Erwin Penland Advertising | Greenville, SC
    March 2014 – April 2015

    Responsible for creating high-volume, press-ready print and packaging mechanicals for agency clients including: Verizon Wireless, Verizon FiOS, Denny’s, L.L. Bean, Advance America, Michelin, Uniroyal, Sears Auto, ScanSource & Greenville Drive.

    Designed event and evolutionary brand logos.

    Worked as part of a team to achieve client and agency objectives.

    UI DESIGNER
    Sionic Group | Seattle, WA
    Contract: December 2013 – April 2015

    Created iOS and Android app wireframes, renderings and new business pitch decks.

    Designed for social channels.

    GRAPHIC & WEB DESIGNER
    Clear Talk | Columbia, SC
    Contract: December 2013 – October 2015

    Re-designed and re-built the company website from wireframes to launch on WordPress.

    Re-defined existing brand standards and managed a complete in-store refresh for all locations.

    Staff: August 2012 – December 2013
    Produced consumer-facing print, digital, direct mail and billboard marketing campaigns.

    Created seasonal and campaign-based marketing collateral for 17 stores and kiosks.

    Managed social media marketing.

    DIGITAL ARTIST & PACKAGE DESIGNER
    Amanzi Tea | Greenville, SC
    September 2012 – December 2012

    Worked with Amanzi Tea owners as an illustrator, package designer and design consultant for their Premium Loose Leaf tea collection.

    llustrated packaging graphics for both seasonal and everyday blends.

    Approved final packaging layouts for release.

    SOCIAL MEDIA & WEBSITE FULFILLMENT
    Netbiz Inc. | Tualatin, OR
    September 2009 – November 2011

    Designed social channel content.

    Created, populated and maintained templated client websites.

    ACCOUNT MANAGER
    StockLayouts LLC | Beaverton, OR
    July 2007 – July 2008

    Served as liaison between customers and the design team.

    Provided end-user assistance downloading, populating and preparingStockLayouts Graphic Design Templates for release
    Wrote, narrated and produced the first StockLayouts video tutorial.

    Wrote, screen captured, and edited the first product video tutorial.