Joy Miller

Creative Director

Joy studied computer-graphics technology at Purdue University. Throughout her professional career, she has been responsible for using technology with words and images to tell stories. Today she puts her web skills to use helping organizations use their online communications to build, design, and manage their brands.

Previously, Joy worked as an interactive content editor at the University of Chicago and as the art director of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. At the Bulletin, she was part of the team that won the 2007 National Magazine Award for General Excellence.

What to expect when working with Joy

Joy is a seasoned professional with strong digital experience. If you’re unsure about how to focus messaging and design, Joy will use her experience to help. With her guidance you will focus message, meet communication goals, grow business opportunities, and strengthen market positions.

"Communicating online is all about strategically embracing flexibility. The web—both its technologies and the many ways that people use it—is constantly evolving."

Name one thing you wish clients already knew or understood.

Designing for web and print are two different experiences. Understanding the limitations of each will help create a unified experience in both mediums. Communicating online is all about strategically embracing flexibility. The web—both its technologies and the many ways that people use it—is constantly evolving; however, once a print design has been printed, it's finished.

What’s your favorite website and why?

I couldn’t survive a day without Google. I use it to answer so many questions each day. It often knows what I’m thinking before I do.

What do love about your job?

I love hearing that clients are satisfied at the end of a project and eager to do more.

coffee

Coffee or tea
Harney & Sons’ hot cinnamon spice tea

food

Favorite Food
Mustard

book

Favorite Book
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

compass

Favorite Trip
Graceland

color

Favorite Color
Pantone 166

music

Favorite Song
John Lennon's "Imagine"

movie

Favorite Movie
Sound of Music (1965), Beginners (2010), and Ghostbusters (1984)

Posts by Joy

Editorial secrets for email success

6 strategies for writing a successful email newsletter

So you want to send an email newsletter but you don't know where to start?  Your messaging, if crafted with care, will help you build trust and loyalty with your potential customers—and, trust and loyalty will help convert potential customers into fans.

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Choosing images for your website

Images and your website: Tips for choosing effective imagery

Selecting the right imagery for your website can help attract attention, elicit emotion, and build trust with your visitors. Therefore, choosing images is a crucial step in the website design process.

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