If you have followed me and Revision Path since at least 2015, then you’ll hopefully recognize how powerfully significant this week’s guest is. Cheryl D. Miller holds many titles — visual artist, designer, author, writer, and theologian. Her trailblazing 1985 graduate thesis at Pratt Institute helped fuel the conversation about diversity in design for Black designers and designers of color — a conversation we’re still continuing over 30 years later.
Cheryl and I talk about her multicultural upbringing, her time as a student at MICA and Pratt, and she shared her memories of life as a designer in NYC during the 80s and 90s. We also spoke about the latest chapter of Cheryl’s design career — the acquisition of her personal work archive by Stanford University! Cheryl is living design history, and I’m so glad to be able to share her story here with you all!
- Cheryl D. Miller’s Website
- Cheryl D. Miller on Facebook
- Cheryl D. Miller on Instagram
- AIGA: Cheryl Miller’s Design Journey
- “Transcending the Problems of the Black Graphic Designer to Success in the Marketplace” (1985)
- “Black Designers: Missing in Action” (1987)
- “Famed graphic designer and racial, cultural and gender equity advocate Cheryl D. Miller donates personal archive to Stanford Libraries”
- Cheryl D. Miller Collection Now at Stanford Libraries (VIDEO)
- Videos and Photos of The Stanford Collection
- Black Coral: A Daughter’s Apology to Her Asian Island Mother