I was born in Portland, Oregon and grew up playing baseball, basketball, soccer, reading, writing and drawing. I played varsity basketball in high school, was voted a three-year captain of my college baseball team and had a major league tryout as a pitcher. After college I created short films, designed websites and recorded an indie rock album as the Oyl Miller Band that you can stream on Spotify. I also auditioned for the Gus Van Sant film Last Days.
My creative projects led me to Wieden+Kennedy 12, an experimental, year-long advertising school inside of the W+K Portland headquarters. I worked under the creative direction of Susan Hoffman as I learned to channel my passion for writing and art into making brands come to life.
After W+K12, I joined Wieden+Kennedy as a creative on Nike, which drew on my extensive background in competitive sports and lifelong love of creativity. Eventually I was recruited by W+K’s Tokyo office as a copywriter to work on Nike Asia Pacific. Ironically, my first assignment in Tokyo was to fly to London and shoot a Nike Football commercial featuring Cristiano Ronaldo. During my time at W+K I have concepted and produced campaigns across a range of Nike categories. I’ve been privileged to work with some of the world’s best athletes, named a product line and created illustrations for the 2010 World Cup.
At W+K Tokyo I’ve also been able to concept and produce campaigns for Sony PlayStation, Nikon, Delta Airlines and Google. I love discovering what is unique about a brand and inventing a way to communicate that spirit with a provocative voice that wins the brand more fans.
Outside of my advertising duties at the agency, I continue to write, shoot, record and draw in my spare time. In 2017, I wrote the short film “Donny the Drone” directed by Mackenzie Sheppard and featuring Guy Pearce. My writings have been published in McSweeney’s and various other online publications. My Pinterest profile has over 1 million followers. I have a continued interest in filmmaking, illustration and music production.