About

My name is Miles McIlhargie and I’m a proud papa, creative director, graphic designer, branding consultant and part-time photographer currently located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. I am an AICSD and AIC alum and have been working within the field of design and advertising for over fifteen years.

My professional history includes working for boutique design studios, traditional advertising agencies, teaching Visual Communications students at Colorado Technical University and since 2008, serving a number of select clients, agencies and studios.

The scope of my work includes creative development, production and brand management for small and medium sized clients in many industries, across many time zones, from Seattle to Cape Town.

Capabilities include:

• Creative direction
• Brand development & management
• Creative production (apparel, packaging, printing, promotional collateral, signage, trade show collateral)
• Corporate identity
• Graphic design
• Digital & social media creative & management
• Front-end web design
• UI/UX design
• WordPress implementation
• SEO/SEM
• Copywriting
• Photography & video

Nice things my clients and partners have said include:

“I cannot speak highly enough of Miles or his work. His creativity and professionalism are second to none.”
Cara Stan, Director of Marketing & Communications, Metro Denver Dental Society

“I’ve sold products simply because people love my logo. Not many people get to say that about someone’s design work!”
Chantel Anderson, Founder, RYKO Pet Gear

“You are a treasure; thank you so much!”
Anne Richard, Executive Director, NCTRC

“Brilliance is in the eyes of the beholder… Miles reflects this in his work. Miles is intuitive, innovative and a true professional. He has vision and clarity in brand development. Miles has his finger on the pulse of an industry where things are changing at the speed of light. Miles is an artist, Miles is a consultant. Miles is what you need him to be. He fills the gaps that most agencies leave. He approaches every project holistically with great spirit, talent and depth of conviction. Anyone who has worked with Miles realizes his enormous scope and strength he brings.”
Alma Tisher, CEO, ROI Cultures

“That’s some of the best graphic design I have seen in the last 25 years!!!”
Russ Wiley, President/Owner, Creative Gold Jewelry

“You’ll have a difficult time finding anyone more committed to delivering great work. Miles is super talented, ambitious, fun and devoted to success in all areas of design & art direction. I have been fortunate enough to work with Miles; I admire his skills, and would recommend him to anyone!”
Greta Schmidt, Art Director, SANDIA

“You’re the master craftsman”

Keith R. Orloff, CST, FAST, Executive Director, ARC/STSA

“I have had the distinct privilege to work with Miles on a multitude of projects for our national certification program and I must say that Miles is one of the most professional, creative and passionate individuals with his work. He takes the time to listen to what our organizations needs are and then formulates the best course of action. Besides the fact that he has patience of a saint. I would highly recommend Miles and his company to any and all. He makes my job that much easier and keeps our organizations image top notch.”
Adrienne Segundo, IOM, Director of Credentialing, The National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting

“Perfect as always! You’re the best.”
Al Wise, Director of Marketing & Public Relations, John Elway’s Manhattan Beach Toyota

“Miles does a good job of listening to our concepts, incorporating them into options and then refining them into a very solid piece. He has shown great creativity on a campaign that started from scratch and has been proactive in getting all the pieces put together quickly and professionally.”
Mike Chadima, President, Maxxafe System

“Gorgeous!!! I’m so impressed.”
Jessica Berg, Executive Director, Lodestar Day Resource Center

“Outstanding graphic designer, and his students did excellent work due to his tutelage. An asset to any company that hires his services.”
John Chlebus, Adjunct Professor, Colorado Technical University

“You rock!”
Elina Kurys, BCA, Operations Director, The National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting

“We have used Miles for corporate logo design on two occasions. In both cases, we got exactly what we hoped for. We were able to speak in abstract and creative terms and Miles was able to take those ideas and give us many ideas to look at and choose from to refine. The quality of the finished product was very professional and of the highest caliber.”
Michael Levesque, Owner, FizzPow Games

“Miles and his organization do great creative work.”
Jeanne Cotter, Public Relations and Public Information Officer, Pikes Peak Workforce Center

“Miles work is always highly inspiring and rich with creativity. His brand ideas are always on the forefront of the market, from color combinations to well balanced layouts. If creativity was an old west town, Miles would indeed be the Brand Sheriff I would want presiding over it!”
Luke Flowers, Owner, Luke Flowers Creative

“You’re an officer and a gentleman!”
Dr. Kevin Lancelotta, Principal, Lancelotta Consulting

“Miles is a superior designer that does outstanding work. Creative, innovative, and professional…”
Jon Houston, Owner, Full Motion Studio

Recognition I have received for my work include:

FEATURED WORK
TrademarksUSA 1

FEATURED WORK
Logo Lounge Master Library, Volume 3
Shape and Symbol Logos

FEATURED WORK (3)
Logolicious
A Tasty Collection of the Best Logos from Around the Globe

FEATURED WORK
The Best of Business Card Design 9

SILVER ADDY
Pikes Peak Advertising Federation: 2009

AMERICAN PACKAGE DESIGN AWARD
Graphic Design USA: 2009

HONORABLE MENTION
Hermes Creative Awards: 2008

WORK RECOGNIZED
Identity: Best of the Best 2008
The International Contest of Logos, Trademarks and Corporate Identity

GOLD & 2 SILVER ADDY’S
Pikes Peak Advertising Federation: 2008

AAF DISTRICT SILVER ADDY
American Advertising Federation: 2007

BEST OF SHOW & GOLD ADDY’S
Pikes Peak Advertising Federation: 2007

AMERICAN GRAPHIC DESIGN AWARD
Graphic Design USA: 2006

PEOPLE SPOTLIGHT
Graphic Design USA: October 2006

TOP TEN SHORT LIST
Identity: Best of the Best 2006
The International Contest of Logos, Trademarks and Corporate Identity

FEATURED WORK
Logo Lounge Volume 3
2,000 International Identities by Leading Designers

COVER/ POSTER DESIGN AWARD WINNER
Art Directors Club of Denver: 2003

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
The Art Institute of Colorado: 2002

GRADUATION WITH ACADEMIC HONORS
The Art Institute of Colorado: 2002