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Left to Right: Colleen Miller, Rick Landers


Studio Size

Small (1-5)

Year founded




Studio Bio/Philosophy

We are a small studio that creates intelligent solutions by building experiences with a balance of clarity, functionality, and interaction. We work with clients of all different scales and love to partner with those who understand the importance of communication and have the courage to differentiate through design.

The Team

Landers Miller has 2 people. Of those, 2 are studio heads and 0 are managerial.

60% of studios are small-sized (1-5 people).

Gender Breakdown

50% male

50% female

Average height


Shortest: 5’4”
Tallest: 5’10”

Average age


Youngest: 36
Oldest: 37

Number of freelancers/year


Number of interns/year


Average: 1-2

Studio Disciplines

Breakdown of Work





Primary Specialties

  • Art Direction (58)
  • Books (52)
  • Branding & Identity (77)
  • Editorial/Publication Design (51)
  • Environmental Design (38)
  • Illustration (45)
  • Information Graphics (41)
  • Interaction Design (36)
  • Mobile Design (30)
  • Packaging (45)
  • Print (75)
  • Web Design (59)

Clients’ Industries

  • Education (40)
  • Media & Publishing (58)
  • Restaurants & Food (29)
  • The Arts/Cultural Institutions (71)

Landers Miller’s Clients

Colleen Miller, Founding Partner


Age 36, Female, from Levittown, PA, United States, now lives in Downtown Historic Waterfront, Jersey City, NJ. Formal education is graduate degree, primary design education is school (Philadelphia University).

Years in Design Industry

14 years

Average: 17 years

Previous Design Employment

  • Cardinal Health
  • John Kneapler Design
  • Digital Design Works

Teaching Design

  • Philadelphia University — 1 years

Rick Landers, Founding Partner


Age 36, Male, from Blue Bell, PA, United States, now lives in Downtown Historic Waterfront, Jersey City, NJ. Formal education is graduate degree, primary design education is school (Philadelphia University).

What’s been the biggest influence on your design career?

I first "discovered" what graphic design was in the mid nineties and actually changed majors in college to study graphic design. I remember seeing and picking up a copy of HOW Magazine and not knowing what it was or who it was for. There was a feature in there about the state of magazine design and at the time the whole David Carson movement was in full effect and I was in awe! In college this continued and Carson, Scott Makela, Jennifer Sterling were all influencers. They all were having fun with their work, being experimental and expressive with type. Later I came to appreciate the work of Rand, Lustig, and Saul Bass— again it was that they were expressive and their work was delightful.

Years in Design Industry

14 years

Previous Design Employment

  • Hyperdesign
  • Rector Communications
  • Bailey Brand Consulting

Teaching Design

  • Philadelphia University — 2 years

Board Member on Professional Design Organizations

  • AIGA Philadelphia — 1 years


The Space

The studio is about 700 square feet. It’s rented and they’ve been there for 2 years. They share a space with 1 other company/individual.

Approximately 175 square feet/person. The average is 210 square feet/person.
37% of studios share a space.

Number of times moved


Total people in space


Landers Miller: 2, Other: 2

Other businesses in the space

  • Other graphic design studios


  • Coffee maker (53)
  • Elevator (54)
  • Library/book collection (67)

Number of conference rooms


Client meetings held in studio: Less than half

Number of plants



Books and bookshelves, Our friends' artwork, Our work, Photos, Process materials for ongoing projects

Desk Policy

To each their own: some keep their desks tidy, while others like it messier.

Space Satisfaction


Working Days

Working week

The work week is 50-59 hours/week, core hours are 9:00-6:30, with the first in at 9:00am and the last out at 6:30pm.

31% of studios work 50-59 hours/week.
The average is 40-49 hours/week.

Work Weekends?

Once a month

Take Summer Fridays?


Busiest Time of day?




Plays music for 90% of the day at an average volume.

Biking to work


127 bikers across all studios

Pick your poison


Overall Noise Level


36% of studios are quiet

Studio pets

1 dog

32% have pets at the studio

Work from home?

Every day

Encourage freelance work?


Internal studio meetings

Every day

Lunch Habits

Eats individually

Favorite delivery/take-out: Chipotle

Eat out for lunch?

Once a month

Favorite sit-down lunch: The Breslin

Critiquing Process


On-screen reviews

Studio Outings

Drinks after work


  • #alwayshavingfun
  • #imperfect
  • #pushharder
  • #thinkingahead