The People Behind the Page: Ryan Miller

The Peninsula Pulse employs 24 full- and part-time staff members who live in or have strong ties to Door County. This crew brings you the news in print, on video, online and in podcasts every week. In each edition of the Pulse, we’ll introduce you to one of the people behind the page. This week, meet Creative Director Ryan Miller.

Ryan Miller loves being green. It’s not easy being green, but he makes it look that way. He’s probably as good at recycling as he is at art – which he does for a living, so that tells you something! Just pick up any Peninsula Pulse newspaper or Door County Living magazine to see Ryan’s consistently outstanding work, and read more about him in an extended Q&A below.

Celeste Benzschawel (CB): Where did you grow up?

Ryan Miller (RM): Mequon, Wisconsin.

CB: Where did you go to school, and what did you study?

RM: UW-Green Bay, communication in the arts and art.

CB: What brought you to the Pulse, and what is your role here?

RM: I had interned with the Pulse while in school, so I knew everyone. I knew the Pulse was a cool place to work. The role needed to be filled, and the rest is history. Plus, Door County has always been a special place in my family growing up – a second home. So, I was excited for the opportunity to live on the peninsula year-round. I usually tell people my main responsibility is helping piece everything together visually – make it look pretty.

CB: What’s your favorite part about working here?

RM: I love testing my creativity. I am able to flex my brain on relevant side projects and special issues to keep the workflow interesting and fresh. Sometimes it’s intimidating when I task myself with an idea on a deadline, but it always gets done. Sometimes I’m surprised by the results, which makes it exciting and rewarding.

CB: What’s the last thing you were really excited about?

RM: Living super green and sustainable. So, anything pertinent to greening your lifestyle.