Phelan Miller

Hello,

I am a product designer currently based out of Austin. Below, you can check out some of the projects I have been up to.

Feel free to contact me via email - phelanmiller@gmail.com

 
 

Ketra

In the Spring of 2016 I wrangled myself a job at the Austin based lighting startup, Ketra. The heavy emphasis on technical products and the opportunity to work with some extremely talented engineers sounded too-good too pass up.

 

 
 

D4R - REMODEL DOWNLIGHT

The D4R is a remodel style downlight that incorporates Ketra's S30 lamp as a light engine. Regress depths are adjustable, giving the end consumer more flexibility when plenum depths get tight.

 

 
 

Western Meridian

Finally putting a name to the business I started back in 2014, Western Meridian is where I experiment and consult as a product designer. Contract work brought me to a bunch of awesome cities including Seattle, San Francisco, and Munich. Some of my past clients include: Artefact, PACT Apparel, Fluke Networks, and B/S/H/.

 

SKILLET

The carbon steel skillet project is somewhere in the middle of the validation process. There are a few prototypes out in the wild, and hopefully someday I can work on producing a few more.

SPATULA

Another work in progress, the the wood spatula has a fairly simple, manufacturable form.

 

Tactile

In the spring of 2012 I joined the team over at General Assembly, which would later be known as Tactile. I had the opportunity to work on a plethora of projects, and I picked out a few of the projects that I am able to share. Some of the clients I had the opportunity to work with while at Tactile include: Microsoft, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Techtronix, Samsung, ESAB, and Ekos.

 

EKOS Control Unit 4.0

The Ekosonic Control Unit 4.0 is a medical device designed to clear arterial blockages with ultrasonic frequencies….pretty cool stuff. 

XBOX Color/Material/Finish

Over the years at Tactile, I had the opportunity to design and support a handful of Xbox special edition programs. Each project involved heavy exploration into trends, CMF, and CMF production development in China factories. 

 

Education

Originally intending to study sculpture, I quickly found a home in the ID department and never looked back. I graduated Western Washington University in 2010. Here are a few of the projects I worked on back in school:

 

Kaleidoscope - Internship

In the Summer of 2009 I found myself moving out to Chicago to work with the team over at Kaleidoscope. A crash-course in design consulting, to say the least. 

bosch siemens home appliances - Internship

My second internship out of college brought me down to Huntington Beach to work with the U.S. branch of Bosch Siemens Home Appliances. It was a great introduction