UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS
Hungarian-American Rachael Nagy Miller, a junior Graphic Design major, is a multi-disciplinary designer focused on type design, typography, and editorial design, with a love of collecting antique stationery and pencils. Creative solutions that challenge boundaries for intriguing problems are the center of her design work, which has been shown in multiple exhibitions including a collaborative project, One Design, at Design Philadelphia 2019. Rachael works to better her community as a teacher’s assistant. She plans to pursue a Master’s Degree after graduation. Rachael grew up in a creative household, making her own notebooks and sketchbooks. Through the creative influence of her mother and teachers, she developed a deep appreciation for lettering and calligraphy. Throughout her time at UArts she has designed multiple typographic exploration projects, pushing the boundaries of multi-layered meaning in typography.
WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DID YOU GROW UP?
Washington Township NJ / Sewell NJ
MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
FAVORITE SOCIAL PLATFORM?
FAVORITE TV BINGE WATCH?
Welcome to Night Vale and Design Matters
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Shelby and Sandy, they’re amazing painters!
The Pad Project
FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
Doodling and practicing calligraphy
FAVORITE DESIGNER WORKING TODAY?
Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Frere-Jones (Still sad about what happened between them)
AREA OF SPECIALTY?
Type Design and Branding
IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
THE BEST THING ABOUT DESIGN SCHOOL?
The community, especially in the Graphic Design department. We all share a passion to create works that impact society. There is a great sense of support and camaraderie, it’s encouraging and inspiring!
A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
“She believed she could, so she did.” – R.S. Grey