ATLANTA, Ga. (September 13, 2012) – Jackson Spalding is pleased to announce the election of designer Mark Miller to the Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) Board of Directors, marking the start of a three-year term. In joining the board, Mark adds to a group of highly regarded designers, business leaders and entrepreneurs from organizations that value innovative design and art in Atlanta.
Through exhibitions and educational outreach, MODA explores the role and impact of design on everyday life. The not-for-profit recently moved its headquarters to Midtown which is also home to the Woodruff Arts Center, Savannah College of Art and Design, and numerous music venues and art galleries.
“Great cities have great art,” said Miller, a design director with 13 years at Jackson Spalding. “By helping make the arts in Atlanta successful, MODA in turn helps make Atlanta successful – a place people want to be. MODA focuses on the design and beauty found in purposeful things – art we use. I’m really excited to be a part of what they’re doing.”
A Smithsonian Institute affiliate, MODA began in 1989 as The Atlanta International Museum of Art and Design. The focus later shifted exclusively to design – an artistic field with increasing popularity and attention in Atlanta. A new strategic plan, vision and the MODA name soon followed. MODA is the only museum in the Southeast dedicated solely to the design disciplines.
Miller received his graphic design degree from Radford University in Virginia. He is also a 2011 alumnus of Art Leaders of Metro Atlanta, a program sponsored by the Metro Atlanta Arts & Culture Coalition. He led a team that won a 2011 ADDY Award from the American Federation of Advertising’s Atlanta chapter.
He has held a number of leadership posts at Jackson Spalding as well, currently chairing the “Green Team,” which promotes environmentally sound internal practices. Outside the office he is an active volunteer in the Grant Park community.
“We’re lucky to be able to work with Mark every day and are glad he will be sharing his talents, skill and experience with MODA,” said Bo Spalding, partner and co-founder of Jackson Spalding. “As a firm we are delighted to be aligned with MODA and its mission to showcase beauty in design.”