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Dedicating her entire life to the Visual Arts, The Cheryl D. Miller Collection at Stanford University is the legacy professional archive of research, writings, corporate communications firm, Cheryl D. Miller Design, Inc., New York, New York. Further including memoir research and manuscripts. The collection features, Corporate Communications developed for Fortune 500 Corporations breaking ground in corporate iconography for Diversity, Equality and Inclusion initiatives and corporate sponsored corporate communications for African American and corporations developed after the Civil Rights Era 1974-1994. 

The Cheryl D. Miller Collection at Stanford discovered by the John Knight Fellows in research, now provides research for scholars across five disciplines; Anthropology, Communications & Journalism, Feminist Studies, American History/Political Studies and Communications Design at Stanford.  

She has notoriety and has been recognized as a national leader of minority rights and advocacy in the Graphic Design industry. Miller's accomplishments have been further recognized by the AIGA Design Profiles which feature design leaders having embraced Diversity, Equality,and Inclusion as as a part of their mission. She now turns her lense toward creating a Fine Arts Collection which can be used for organizational fundraising endeavors.

Miller is continuing her visual art legacy developing the C.D. Holmes Miller, Fine Arts of Fairfield gallery of Contemporary Art designed for Corporate, Hospitality and Residential Interior Design as well as for Not For Profit fundraising initiatives. 

Dr. Cheryl D. Miller

AIGA Medalist 2021, “Expanding Access”

Cooper Hewitt National Design Awardee 2021, "Design Visionary." 

 Honorary IBM Design Scholar 2021, “Eminent Luminary”

The One Club Creative Hall of Fame 2022, Inductee.

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.

Dr. Miller has an MS in Communications Design from Pratt Institute and a BFA in Graphic Design from Maryland Institute College of Art, completed Foundation Studies at Rhode Island School of Design, and has a Doctor of Humane Letters from: Vermont College of Fine Arts, 2020 and a Doctor of Fine Arts from MICA-The Maryland Institute College of Art 2022, The RISD-Rhode Island School of Design 2022 and a MDiv from Union Theological Seminary. In 2021 she was an AIGA Medalist “Expanding Access,” a Cooper Hewitt “Design Visionary” awardee and an Honorary IBM Design Scholar, “Eminent Luminary.”

She is dedicated to visual arts advancement. The Cheryl D. Miller Collection at Stanford University is her legacy professional firm’s archive, including her memoir research and manuscripts. The collection features D&I initiatives, corporate communications developed for Fortune 500 corporations, and corporate communications for national African American organizations, developed post- Civil Rights Era, 1974–1994. She is further archiving, The History of Black Graphic Design In North America, collected at both Stanford University and The Herb Lubalin Center, Cooper Union.

She is an activist, decolonizing graphic design professor, lecturer, and revisionist historian. She is Professor of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Communication Design, Art Center College of Design, Distinguished Senior Lecturer in Design at the University of Texas–Austin, E.W. Doty Fellow 2021, and adjunct professor at Howard University. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of Vermont College of Fine Arts and the President’s Global Advisory Board of Maryland Institute College of Art.

She is a design industry winner, of countless awards i.e.—Awards of Special Merit, Association of Graphic Arts; Best of Category, PIA Awards; Award of Excellence, PIA Awards; Graphic Excellence, Neenah Paper Awards; Certificate of Excellence, The Art Director’s Club of New Jersey; Various Awards of Excellence: Art Director’s Club Awards, Desi Awards, Peabody Awards, Crystal Awards- Business Women of the Year, Ceba Award, Broadcast Design Awards.

In addition, Miller is theologically trained and a professional clergyworman. She has served as a dual status ordained minister for both The United Church of Christ and The American Baptist Churches, USA serving local parishes. She is ordained to the Gospel Ministry by the American Baptist Churches, USA. She was consecrated to the bishopric by the Holy Light Pentecostal Ministries, Inc. for her service to worldwide global missions.

She is a Master of Divinity graduate of the Union Theological Seminary in New York City and a Benjamin E. Mays scholar.She has received numerous Honorary Doctorate degrees for her service to the Gospel Ministry.

Multiracial and multiethnic of Philippine American and African American descent, her families are found in the Americas, The U.S. Virgin Islands and Cavite, Philippines. Bishop CD Miller Ministries, LLC. is recognized for Women in Ministry advocacy, globally. BCDMM, LLC. is a publisher of Christian Content and Family Heritage Legacy stories; she content publishes any and everything which will build the family.

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