Good Day
(or “Good Evening” as the case may be for you.)

My name is

Noah E. Miller

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I’m an
Art Director, Designer
— and —
Design Strategist

I live in Brooklyn with my wife and kid

I work for Columbia University Medical Center

where I lead design and strategy
for a new in-house web group.

I work in digital interactive media:
Communication, experiences,
information, and workflows

that have a computer behind them.

I’m adept at making these things myself and I specialize in
helping other designers make the best things they can.

In my experience these are very different skills
and I’m fortunate to be able to do both of them.

I’m keenly interested in using
design as a tool to solve
communication problems,
both concrete and abstract.

I believe design is a social medium
that relies on a complex and ever changing system
of signs that transmit and provoke myriad
connotations & contexts.

In other words, it’s not just about
making it “intuitive” or “professional”. (that’s the baseline)

It is about
dialogue, interpretation,
and meaning making.

I spend a lot of time thinking about
creative methodologies.
Everyone creates in different ways.

As an art director it’s important to find
processes and tools that help everyone
to get the most out of what we do.

Of course, I’m also interested in technology.
I’m a web standards zealot. I’m an idealistic proponent
of the semantic web. I believe in collaborative,
open source software and data standards.

I’m particularly excited by finding
elegantly simple solutions to problems
that might otherwise be tackled by brute force complexity.
Its my experience that the more complex a system becomes, the more fallible it will be. Work smarter, not harder counts for machines too.

And finally, and somewhat unusually for a digital media professional,
I’m a typographer. I trained as a typographer and publication designer and I recently completed Cooper Union's certificate program in typeface design.
I’m a reader. Most of the internet is for reading.
Most of the web has terrible typography.
I want to fix that.

So, that’s it. If you want to know more, contact me at
or take a look at my résumé.