Hi! I’m Anna Richard: Design Intern

By Joe Miller | June 28, 2017

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Hi, I’m the new designRoom intern, Anna Richard.

I’m a Kent State graduate with a BFA in Visual Communication Design, specializing in typography and typeface design. I don’t have a favorite font, but if I had to pick one, it’d be Greta Mono.

In fact, I’m also working for Google this summer, fixing typefaces in the GoogleFonts library. When I’m not working, I’m usually reading, playing Skyrim, or working on my own typeface, Pocket.

I kind of stumbled into design as a compromise between my creative side and my more analytical side. I enjoy being a designer because it lets me use both to solve problems. It also means I get to buy beautiful books about design and count it as a work expense. Which is awesome.
As a Cleveland native, I’m excited to work at a design firm with a long history here in the city. After I got this position, I found out my uncle’s clock shop was actually next door to the old designRoom offices, and he and Kelly knew each other. It was fun to find that new connection.
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Joe Miller

Joe delivers copy, generates concepts, and helps determine strategy. He’s been doing it since 1991 when he started working with a small downtown Cleveland marketing firm. Joe joined the designRoom team as a freelance writer in 1993. He has an annoying knack for finding the core of a problem and the heart of a solution. He also makes the best coffee in the office. In early 2008 he joined the Marketing & Communications team at the Ohio Lottery. While there, Joe led the team that developed and implemented the Lottery’s first-ever social media initiative and crafted the Ohio Policy and Procedures and Terms of Use that guided all the Lottery’s social media involvement. In addition, he created a Winners are Everywhere campaign and managed the creative agency responsible for its implementation. Joe is also a professional musician and educator and occasional composer. He’s the Jazz Trumpet faculty and Jazz Combo conductor at Cleveland State University and has performed all over the world.

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