Sherry Miller designer | art director




Handelan-Pedersen Design, Chicago, IL – Sr Designer | Art Director (Aug 2015–Sep 2017)

  • Managing art director overseeing the efforts of six designers in a major rebranding effort—responsible for maintaining consistency and accuracy of deliverables throughout the process
  • Involved in development of brand guidelines; provide additional design and layout production expertise on various collateral for clients as well as in-house promotions

Handelan-Pedersen Design, Chicago, IL – Designer, Freelance (Jun 2015–Aug 2015)

  • Involved in development of branded ads, case studies, social media, white papers, brochures, iconography

Beacon Funding Corporation, Northbrook, IL – Sr Designer | Art Director (Jun 2013–Mar 2015)

  • Responsible for creative direction in development of marketing and sales support materials, as well as corporate branding and internal communications; provide leadership and creative guidance for design staff
  • Projects include website, mobile interface and app design, emails, brochures, signage and tradeshow graphics

McDonald’s Corporation, Oak Brook, IL – Sr Art Director | Designer, Freelance (Sep 2012–Mar 2013)

  • Team designer responsible for multiple exhibit areas for McDonald’s CMOR 2013 conference, including booth exhibit, presentation graphics, and collateral materials
  • Provide design and production services for other projects, including holiday event promotions, banner ads, and PowerPoint presentation graphics; photo retouching

AbelsonTaylor, Inc., Chicago, IL – Sr Graphic Production Artist (Dec 2008–Aug 2012)

  • Responsible for production-ready files for print and display graphics; create asset files for web; provide production assistance for iPad pre-programming files
  • Cover production supervisor role as needed, coordinating schedules, tasks, and resources
  • Provide layout support for communications materials for the healthcare industry

AbelsonTaylor, Inc., Chicago, IL – Graphic Production Artist (Sep 2006–Dec 2008)

  • Responsible for the creation of production-ready files for print, display graphics, and packaging for the healthcare industry
  • Projects included advertising, annotated sales aids, packaging for promotional items, and signage

AbelsonTaylor, Inc., Chicago, IL – Graphic Production Artist, Freelance (July–Sep 2006)

  • Supported creative departments in preparing production files for communications materials for the healthcare industry.

millerpartnersdesign, Greater Chicago Area – Designer | Art Director (Jan 2000-present)

  • Develop and coordinate communications solutions for print, environmental graphics, packaging, and web
  • Responsibilities: project planning and coordination, concept development, art direction, proof reviews
  • Projects: identity programs, capability brochures, and advertising; quality control for educational, medical, and industry publishers; direct mail campaigns; event promotions; product catalogs
  • Clients: High Sierra Sport Company, Dana Chase Publications, Hewitt Associates, The Quaker Oats Company, American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust



  • Web Design Certificate, School of the Art Institute (SAIC) Chicago, August 2014
  • Participate in annual NAPP Photoshop training conference and Adobe online training programs
  • Kent State University, summer study with April Greiman
  • Bachelor of Fine Art in Graphic Design, Western Michigan University. Minors: photography, marketing



  • Experienced in collaborating with copywriters, creative directors, and production resources
  • Experienced in managing projects from concept development through production
  • Detail oriented, quality conscious
  • Proficient in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator; advancing skills in HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, WordPress, and Jekyll



National Association of Photoshop Professionals, AIGA, STA, Chicago InDesign User Group



New York Type Director’s Club, Simpson Paper Company, Award of Excellence from the Illinois Association of Museums, Award of Excellence from Illinois Main Street Association



Running, cycling (bootcamp, aerobics, and cycling instructor), physical fitness, photography, travel