Westphal DEIC Hosts Cheryl Miller, Graphic Designer & Historian: Where are the Black Designers?

Graphic Designer & Decolonization Historian, Cheryl D. Miller, discusses her design journey, and the marginalization of black graphic designers and what we all can do to advocate for Design Justice. She has passion for helping younger designers learn about BIPOC design history so they can be empowered to continue design advocacy. Her alma maters are the Maryland Institute College of Art, Pratt Institute, and Union Theological with Foundation Studies completed at The Rhode Island School of Design. She is a Distinguished Senior Lecturer for Design at the University of Texas at Austin and faculty member at Lesley University College of Art and Design and Howard University where she teaches graphic design. In 2020 she was a Designer in Residence at the University of Texas at Austin School of Design and Creative Technologies. And then in 2021 she became a Distinguished Scholar in Virtual Residence at Roger Williams University. This month she will receive an Honorary Doctorate degree from Vermont College of Fine Arts. From 1984 to 2000, Miller ran her own design studio, Cheryl D. Miller Design Inc. Some of the clients included BET, Chase, Time Inc., and American Express. Her personal work was acquired by Stanford University Libraries. She is further collected at The Poster House, New York, and The Design Museum, The Hauge. Hosted by the Westphal DEIC join us as Cheryl discusses her thesis findings on the History of “Where Are The Black Designers?”, and the advocacy’s progress over the decades, and why it remains important, and what we all can do.

When & Where
Thu, Feb 25, 2021 5:30 AM - 6:30 AM
Drexel University