Neal F. Cox, Creative Director
Neal Cox grew up in Happy Valley. The son of an elementary school principal and a middle school librarian, he spent a lot of time in school behaving or at least getting good at avoiding the principal’s office. His youth was spent drawing, building Rube Goldberg-like contraptions, and constantly using up all of the household masking tape. This desire to create led him to study in the design program at the Pennsylvania State University. He started his design career in Pittsburgh where he learned the importance of precise prepress skills and a sharp X-acto blade. Next, he traveled west for the boom years of Las Vegas and the experience only a larger ad agency could provide, where he worked on big campaigns and art-directed lots of cheesecake photo shoots. In 1999, seeking bigger challenges, he launched Neal Cox Design, providing strategic and highly-refined print and web design services to nonprofits, policy organizations and professional service providers. As the creative director at MillerCox, he believes that the devil is in the details, and his work reflects his commitment to seeing that all publication projects get the attention to detail they need to be successful. He enjoys riding his bike and watching movies when he isn’t working on publications.
Heather Miller Cox, Design Strategist
Heather began her career as a graphic designer in a small design firm in Erie, Pennsylvania. After moving to Washington, DC, she enjoyed employment as a graphic designer for government contractors and associations. In 1997, she launched her first successful design firm, and in 2002, she launched MillerCox design along with Neal. Heather believes that thoughtful graphic design helps organizations to grow and thrive. She believes in the value of a well-crafted brands. She is as passionate about ink on paper as she is about a beautiful website. Throughout the last decade, she has built a team of inspired designers and writers that integrate strategic thinking, engaging messaging, highly-refined design, and modern technology to create remarkable communication materials. Currently, she is focused on launching a sub brand of MillerCox, the Mighty Little Web Shop, that helps small businesses to grow as a result of having a better website. She lives in Kensington Maryland and enjoys spending time hiking and cooking with Neal and their daughter Kendall.
Jennifer Wisnewski Kaczor, Project Manager
Jennifer, our project guru, is in charge of deadlines, scheduling, and administrative operations at MillerCox Design. She comes to MillerCox Design from the international development community where she did policy research, fundraising, and program management in the international health, environment, and security fields. She has co-authored and participated in the production of numerous publications, giving her a thoughtful, client-oriented perspective on managing client strategy engagements and addressing the details of the design process. “My goal is always an on-time, on-budget project. The thrill is seeing a non-profit’s story come to life within the framework of a purposeful and strategic design.”
Jennifer grew up outside of Houston, Texas and moved to the Washington, DC area to pursue her undergraduate education at The American University. Following her undergraduate work, she attained a Master’s degree in International Affairs from George Washington University. When she is not keeping the creative types at MillerCox Design in line, she enjoys reading, travel, and a serious NPR addiction. She lives with her husband and two children in Kensington, Maryland.