skip to Main Content

about

BRIAN D. MILLER

chief digital officer at Lapine Inc

AWARD-WINNING CREATIVE DIRECTOR with experience developing digital branding strategies for emerging startups and Fortune 500 organizations • Recipient of the industry’s highest honors including Print Magazine, New York Festivals, Communications Arts Typography Annual and Best in Show from the CADC

EXPERIENCED LEADER having guided multi-disciplinary teams of both in-house staff and outsourced resources with the ability to optimize performance on both sides • Long track record of delivering strong results that both builds equity and drives revenue for clients, all with an eye toward efficiency and cost-reduction

BEST-SELLING AUTHOR of Above the Fold, a book on the process of Web design, and frequent contributor to HOW Magazine • Former executive board member and competition chair for the Type Directors Club • Co-author of the MPS Design Management Degree at the Shintaro Akatsu School of Design

Experience

Lapine Associates
Chief Digital Officer, Creative Director
Nov 2017 – Present

Responsible for building an innovative and profitable cross-platform digital strategies for Lapine and their clients • Core to this strategy is driving marketing’s pipeline accountability, and transforming Lapine’s digital portfolio to fuel growth • Key focus on ensuring digital channels expand capacity, simplify processes and deliver engaging, personalized experiences.

Evangelist for the value of design in providing Lapine and their clients with tangible business value • Architect of a creative process that produces innovative results that deliver on brand promises • Responsible for managing a team of graphic designers, industrial designers, art directors, copywriters and front-end developers.

MillerSmith
Partner, Executive Creative Director
Jan 2014 – Nov 2017

Together with partner, Ian Smith, successfully negotiated the acquisition of MillerSmith by Lapine Associates.

Responsible for managing a team of art directors, copywriters and developers as well as leading various aspects of the business • Together with partner Ian Smith, grew our team to 14 people and consistently grew business by 15% year-over-year • Pioneered innovation solutions for our clients like the responsive build kit and retail responsive Web sites

“I’ve worked with Brian for years now, and I’m continually impressed with his clarity, ingenuity, and work ethic. Trust me. But if you choose not to, judge for yourself. His beautiful and cogent book about web design, Above the Fold, will surely convince you that what I’m saying is true. You’ll never go wrong hiring Brian Miller.”

Charles Nix
Type Director, Monotype

Type Directors Club
Executive Board Member, Treasurer
2008 – 2014

The Type Directors Club is an international non-profit organization dedicated to excellence in typography — a passion of mine • Oversaw the creation and management of the Club’s Web site and was the competition chairperson in 2012— the Club’s most profitable competition to date • Promoted to Treasurer where I successfully and efficiently managed the Club’s budget for two years

Brian Miller Design Group
Principal, Design Director
2005 – 2014

The Brian Miller Design Group is a multi-disciplinary creative consultancy with a concept-first approach to client design challenges • Trusted partner who delivered strategically-sound design solutions that enable my clients to meet both their business and brand objectives • Clients included NBC Universal, NBC New York, A&E Television, Rockstar Games, 2K Games, SportsMD, GigMasters

Gartner
Global Creative Director
2001 – 2005

Garnter Inc. is a global leader in technology research and consulting • Worked closely with the CMO to manage a global creative team responsible for corporate brand development and marketing execution • Lead the brand development for Gartner creating and implementing branding strategies and corporate identity systems used by the organization to drive sales and increase market differentiation

Education

Pratt Institute, MPS Design Management, 2001 – 2003
The University of Hartford, BFA Graphic Design, 1991 – 1995

Back To Top