Faculty Profile

Ryan Miller




A native of Marion, Indiana, Ryan cultivated his love of art early on. Whether it was drawing his favorite Super Friends characters, spending hours building with Legos or redesigning the logos of MLB teams, he often could be found creating something as a child. He graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2001 with degrees in Graphic Design and Photography. His specialties include branding, creative design, marketing strategies and web interactive. 

Before coming to IWU, Ryan spent 22+ years as a designer and creative director on thousands of diverse projects. He has worked with major brands such as Nike Golf, Adidas, The North Face, Merrell, Lands’ End, Delta Faucet and Ruth’s Chris to name a few. Ryan’s work has been featured in several design publications. His experience in the corporate and agency environments, as well as owning a successful branding+design firm, has equipped him with a firm understanding of how the design industry works and what it takes to be successful. Ryan wants nothing more than to enrich and inspire the lives of his students and motivate them to use their talents to glorify God by becoming the best graphic designers possible.

When not sitting behind his computer designing, Ryan loves spending time with his family. He and his wife have three daughters and a son. He is also passionate about coaching basketball, soccer and baseball, as sports have always been a big part of Ryan’s life. He currently resides in Noblesville, Indiana.


Indiana Wesleyan University, 2001