Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
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Presentation: Designing in the Dark: The story of the Cheryl D. Miller Collection at Stanford University
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Cheryl D. Miller is a designer, author, and theologian who is best known for her diversity, equity, and inclusion advocacy for Black graphic designers in the industry and marketplace.

Miller holds a Master of Science degree in visual communications from Pratt Institute and received her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art, with foundation studies completed at the Rhode Island School of Design. She also holds a Masters of Divinity degree from the Union Theological Seminary in New York City.

An accomplished, award winning designer and businesswoman, Miller established one of the first black women-owned design firms in New York City in 1987. Cheryl D. Miller Design Inc. serviced corporate communications to a Fortune 500 clientele, including BET, Chase, American Express, Time Inc., and Sports Illustrated and established social impact corporate communications defining the Civil Rights Era. Miller’s influential article, “Black Designers Missing in Action,” was published in 1987 in Print magazine, followed by “Embracing Cultural Diversity in Design” in 1990, and “Black Designers: Still Missing In Action?” in 2016. Miller also wrote a memoir, Black Coral: A Daughter’s Apology to her Asian Island Mother (2013). Her personal work and archives were acquired by Stanford University Libraries.

Miller's response to the Black Lives Matter movement is appearing in a four-part series commissioned by Print magazine. Part IPart II, and Part III of "Black Designers: Forward in Action" are now available.