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I work with small business brands to help express the essence of what they are.

Brand identities & logo design. Website development. Social media tools. Marketing collateral.

I want your customers to understand how you can help them. Let’s tell your story with thoughtful, beautiful design and an avalanche of branding & communication concepts.

“I” means me, Richard Miller – the guy wearing dirigible goggles. I’ve been crafting great design for thirty years, and I’ll help you communicate the soul of your business.

Richard Miller - Calyx Design
TEOTE Mezcaleria brand identity

TEOTE Mezcalería / House Café

Brand identity for an iconic Portland restaurant.

PDX Football Club

Badge and branding for an upstart, hyper-local soccer team.
TEOTE Mezcaleria brand identity
Brand identity for an iconic Portland restaurant.
PDX Football Club badge
Badge and branding for an upstart, hyper-local soccer team.

Recent branding projects

Recent branding projects

Screaming Sky Gallery

Screaming Sky

New owner, new ideas, new brand. This cool-as-hell Alberta Street gallery needed a fresh new look to reflect their expanded offerings and new ownership.

Sol Rebel

Sol Rebel

Bay Area solar consulting and education startup. The Solar Compass mark shows their position as a guiding light in a complex, ever-changing field.

Spitfire Motorcycle Studio

Spitfire Motorcycle Studio

DIY motorcycle studio startup! The WW2 bomber pinup art aesthetic helped communicate the grease-under-the-nails aesthetic of the business.

tb&o

tb&o

Rebranded a Santa Cruz creative imaging company with custom typeface and sleek, modern workmark.

Prohibition Clothing Company

Prohibition Clothing Company

This jazz-age-inspired clothing company needed their story told at a glance - branding, logo and custom tags.

Gentle Marketing

Gentle Marketing

A marketing expert for introverts – we've referenced the solitude of the cloister, with an invocation of science. Quirky and individualistic, perfect for the niche.

Rose & Compass Restaurant

Following a complete makeover of the hotel, the restaurant at the Portland Airport Sheraton needed a mid-century modern rebrand. Branding, menus, signage, the works.

Authentic Electric

Authentic Electric

A small Portland electric company needed to level up their look – rebrand includes website, social media graphics, fleet signage and more.

9068 Creative

9068 Creative

Branding for a creative marketing and events firm. Abstract intersectional shapes drawn from the pyramidal top of the vintage Alaskan highway mileposts of the owner's childhood.

Neville

Blue rhinoceros. Retail dermatological salves.

Blossom

Blossom

Portland landscaping firm, on the verge of BLOSSOMING into diversification: Three businesses in one.

North East Seattle Together

North East Seattle Together

A wonderful non-profit, devoted to senior housing resources. Communicating friendliness, safety, and welcome.

Marathon Communications

Marathon Communications

Tech startup.

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