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Yael Miller

Lakewood, NJ, United States

Designer (Graphic Design)

Member since May 22, 2007

  • Sustainable Disposable Coffee Cup Concept

    Environment, Industrial Design


    The Radial Fin Cup is an attempt to improve the typical coated, rolled and glued coffee cup with a plastic lid, and satisfy coffee shop owners, consumers and the the environment alike. This is a tough call.

    Retailers want low cost and happy customers. Customers want ease-of-use, convenience and cleanliness. The environment needs us to come up with sustainable ways to drink our daily coffee.

    We felt avoiding reusables was important since consumers at-large are not likely to reuse their cups. (Convenience factor.)

    A disposable cup that doesn't cost a lot more than the current model would be ideal. Eliminating extra materials was also key. We came up with a sleeveless cup that is sustainable and 100% biodegradable. Some carefully considered improvements make this idea very attainable in the real world.

    The design incorporates fins to allow for insulation from the cup surface without adding an extra sleeve.

    *Note: We've also seriously considered not using PLA (polylactic acid) for the lid since PLA is made from corn and this can adversely affect edible crops, which would impact food supplies. We are researching other alternatives.

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  • New Work - Painted Pretzel Packaging

    Arts & Culture, Communication Design


    I did some new packaging and wanted to share it here. We had the pleasure of printing in letterpress, which is amazing. The look and feel is textured and pure craftsmanship. It does take more work to set up files for letterpress printing, but well worth the effort.

  • Workspaces - Camilla Engman

    Arts & Culture, Communication Design


    Share some candy is featuring some amazing workspaces lately. I love Camilla Engman's space.

  • Allumonde Ring

    Aid, Fashion Design

    I own an Allumonde ring in sterling silver. It's a beautiful, simple and wonderful testament to the power of what one person can do - contribute your part and look great while you're at it!

  • Sharesomecandy_177_

    Share Some Candy is an art/design inspiration site that features the work of artists, designers and creators from around the world. The artists also get to feature their own work, and promote themselves. The difference is that Share Some Candy is curated by a team of curators, so the selection of work is of a very high quality and truly eye candy.

  • New Twist on Things - Stories from the Field

    Arts & Culture, Communication Design

    I commend Haruko Smith and the Design21 team for finding a solution that I think is the best option since the inconclusive outcome of the logo competition.

    Selecting several Judges Picks was a great idea. We can't call these 'winners' in the fullest sense of the word, but these are what the judges feel are the best choices and are getting recognition from Design21.

    I was pretty shocked to see my design was one of the five Judges Picks, to say the least.

    I was also very pleased and humbled by this turn of events. Especially after having voiced my not-so-pleased opinions about the competition results earlier, it seems even more ironic!

    I wonder if any other entrants and finalists agree that Design21 came up with the best 'consolation' fix for this competition and if that changes any attitudes about entering future Design21 competitions?

    I was not sure I'd enter another competition from Design21 after the original outcome, but I think that subsequent to that, the team has handled it very diplomatically and proved to be able to bring this competition to a satisfactory outcome. I'd probably change my mind about entering future competitions and renew my trust in Design21. I think the team has proven very worthy in a difficult situation, which only boosts my opinion about Design21.

Beauty is in subtlety

Contact Yael Miller
Miller Creative

My Interests

  • Industrial Design
  • Environmental Design
  • Communication Design
  • Fashion Design
  • Audio/Visual Design