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Jaryn Miller

Innovation Strategist

Tampa, FL, USA
I utilize a variety of research methods to develop innovative strategies for new products, services, and businesses. I'm drawn to the intersection of design, business, and society. I believe through breakthrough innovations we can have a measurable impact on the major issues of today from pollution and disaster relief to education.

Work Experience


Prototype Designer

Design and fabricate high and low fidelity prototypes.
Develop design research (aesthetics, functionality, materials, market, etc.).
Aid in designing and fabricating product testing fixtures and methods.
Aid in product design, materials sourcing, design strategy, and quality assurance.
Work in a collaborative multidisciplinary and fast paced environment.
May 2013 - Present Sarasota, Florida, United States

J.Miller Design Strategies

Innovation Strategist

Utilize a variety of methods to develop research for design, marketing, business strategy
Illustrate and validate concepts though prototypes, story boards, info graphics, personas and other methods.
Coordinate with clients, manufacturing companies, consultants, and press.
Maintain company blog and develop new business ventures.
Notable products - Senza Bike lock, Impact Sports Harness.
May 2011 - Present Tampa, Florida, United States


Digital Imaging Specialist

Utilized digital imaging to fit brand image and goals.
Self taught Autodesk Showcase for two month project.
Find and/or create materials, environments, and modeling surfaces.
References: Derek Sanden, Vice President (425) 483-7000
Scott Roth, Consultant (206) 842-8222
June 2011 - August 2011 Savannah, Georgia, United States

J.C. Penney

Design Strategy lead

Sponsored project at SCAD, worked directly with company.
Devised a comprehensive strategy to address plastic bag waste.
Lead interdisciplinary design team.
Present to Corporate Representative on multiple occasions.
Research methods: Ethnography, focus groups, user testing and observation.
March 2011 - June 2011 Savannah, Georgia, United States


Research and Strategy Intern

Qualitative research of industry trends, markets, users, and products.
Develop product and business strategies to fill the indentified gaps.
Maintain company blogs.
May 2011 - July 2011 Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, United States

Miller's Furniture Repair


Family owned and operated business started by my father.
Assisted with the repair, restoration, design, and fabrication of furniture.
Administrative duties such as scheduling, filing, and answering calls.
2004 - 2007 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States



Foundations of Business Strategy

Offered by the University of Virginia
In this course, we will explore the underlying theory and frameworks that provide the foundations of a successful business strategy. We will develop your ability to think strategically by providing you the tools for conducting a strategic analysis. Strategic analysis is critical for analyzing the competitive context in which an organization operates and for making reasoned and reasonable recommendations for how that organization should position itself and what actions it should take to maximize value creation.
January 2014 - Present Tampa, Florida, United States


Developing Innovative Ideas for New Companies - Signature Track

#1 Entrepreneurship Course on Coursera*
#8 Overall Business Course on Coursera*
*CourseTalk's "Top Rated" MOOCs (November, 2013)

Offered by The University of Maryland.
Using proven content, methods, and models for new venture opportunity assessment and analysis, students will learn how to enhance their entrepreneurial mindset and develop their functional skill sets to see and act entrepreneurially. The initial steps to creating a business plan, and raising financial capital to launch the firm, are examined as well. Our goal is to demystify the startup process, and to help you build the skills to identify and act on innovative opportunities now, and in the future.
January 2014 - Present Tampa, Florida, United States

Savannah College Of Art And Design (SCAD)

Bachelors of Fine Arts

September 2008 - May 2011 Savannah, Georgia, United States


English (Native),


- Conceptual Design & Pre-production Story Boarding, Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, Autodesk Showcase, Data Visualization, Design Research, Design Strategy, Design Thinking, Industrial Design, Insight Translation, Market Research, Social Innovation, Sustainable Design,