Designing in the Dark with Dr. Cheryl D. Miller (presented by IBM)

Join us for part 1 of our 3 part talk series featuring distinguished lecturer and 2021 Honorary IBM Design Scholar Dr. Cheryl D. Miller.



The¬†Designing Your Career¬†series, presented by¬†Project Osmosis¬†and sponsored by¬†IBM, is a talk series created to inspire and educate folks on the Black experience in design. Let’s kick off the series with none other than the renowned Dr. Cheryl D. Miller‚ÄĒdistinguished lecturer, author, and inspirational leader.

Designing in the Dark

Dr. Cheryl D. Miller offers critical design insight into one of the best regarded eras of contemporary Graphic Design History, “Eclectic Modernism.” This is the era of the Push Pins Studios and is further known as the “Psychedelic Era.” Uniquely, Miller’s “Coming of Age” childhood and teenage years, during the Civil Rights Era, run parallel to this iconic age. In spite of lingering Jim Crow era obstacles she endured, she has been successful in reaching her educational goals and industry practice.

She discusses her advocacy, and her New York City design practice. She will be sharing her current day scholarship in Decolonizing, De-centering whiteness and Dismantling any white supremacy ethos which remain present in the structures of our Graphic Design practice, academy and industry.

The last 20-30 minutes of Dr. Miller’s lecture will be reserved for Q&A.


More about Dr. Cheryl D. Miller

Dr. Cheryl D. Miller is recognized for her outsized influence within the graphic design profession to end the marginalization of BIPOC designers through her civil rights activism, industry exposé trade writing, research rigor, and archival vision. Miller is a national leader of minority rights, gender, race diversity, equality, equity, and inclusion advocacy in graphic design.

She is founder of the former Cheryl D. Miller Design, Inc., NYC, a social impact design firm; she is a designer, author, trade writer for PRINT Magazine and Communication Arts Magazine, and theologian.

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Feb 24 2022


6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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