Miriam is an artist and designer. She works from her studio in the Blue Ridge Mountains under careful dachshund supervision.

Education & teaching
Miriam has a BFA in fine art from Columbus College of Art and Design and an MFA in sculpture from Ohio University. She has taught art at Coker College (SC), Columbus College of Art and Design (OH), and Parkland College (IL). 

Miriam was an artist in residence at Showhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (ME) and Vermont Studio Center (VT), and an intern at the Chinati Foundation (TX). She has exhibited her sculpture, drawing, and painting in the Midwest and nationally. She has artwork in private collections and at the permanent collection of the Wright State University Gallery (OH). 

As a graphic designer, Miriam has freelanced individually and in partnership with her husband, Maurice Meilleur. She was an in-house designer at Wolfram Research. At Surface 51, a central Illinois marketing and design firm, she was an ace of many trades—illustrating and designing everything from branding to billboards, icons, infographics, magazine layout, environmental design, web design, and more.

Miriam can solve all kinds of problems, but she’s at her strongest with projects that involves illustration, branding, and visual systems. She manages all stages of the design process—from ideation to coordinating production with printers and developers.

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I'm working on a collaborative book project, “The Wreck of the Good Ship Lollipop:" words by William Gillespie and pictures by me! It's funny, quirky, and dark—tailor-made for the adult side of children and the childish side of adults. See the process at #wreckofthelolly.