Our Philosophy

What can I say, we’re lighting geeks! Anything to do with lighting, we’re there. We design, research, consult, and educate about Light and Lighting. You may ask yourself, “what is the difference between light and lighting?”

That is a very good question!

According to Merriam Webster.com, Light is:

   a :  something that makes vision possible

   b :  the sensation aroused by stimulation of the visual receptors

   c :  electromagnetic radiation of any wavelength that travels in a vacuum with a speed of       299,792,458 meters (about 186,000 miles) per second; specifically: such radiation that isvisible to the human eye

Lighting is:

a: an artificial supply of light or the apparatus providing it

A lighting designer, therefore, is someone who understands the science of light and the art of using light to enhance an environment with specific lighting schemes and fixtures.

Me and Cobrahead: An accidental selfie. This photo happened as I was taking the mobile phone out of my pocket. How about that!

Robin Miller

Robin Miller–a 30+ year veteran of international theatrical, special event, and architectural lighting design–founded Miller Design Group (MDG) in 2007 and has grown the award-winning, full-service lighting design firm to be an emerging, dynamic enterprise promoting good lighting design for all people. MDG has extensive experience collaborating with owners, developers, architects, municipalities, non-profits, performers, and designers to enhance visual hierarchy and bring focus to each project by using light to complement the vision of our national and international clients. Ms. Miller’s skill, knowledge, and experience as an educator and licensed real estate professional adds an enhanced value to every project.

Prior to launching Miller Design Group, Robin utilized her award-winning lighting design, operational and project management skills for events and organizations including World Café Live, Visual Sound Inc, The Pennsylvania Convention Center, and the Emmyaward nominated, “Billy Joel: In His Own Words.”

In the fields of education and academia, Robin is an Adjunct Professor at Drexel University, the Community Development Instructor for Jumpstart North Philly West, and held the role of Program Assistant at The University of Pennsylvania’s School of Arts and Sciences for the International Teaching Assistants and Fulbright Scholars programs.

Ms. Miller received a Bachelor of Arts in Management of Information Systems from Eastern University, a Graduate Certificate in Information Technology from New York University and a Master of Science in Education from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society(IES), Society of Light and Lighting, the Institution of Lighting Professionals, and other professional organizations. Robin also served on the Environmental Sustainability Advisory Council of the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate and Professional Student Assembly and as a student representative on the New York University Graduate Student Council.

Robin is the recipient of several awards including the American Institute of Architects (Philadelphia) 2017 Community Design Award, the 2016 Community Design Collaborative Outstanding Team Award, and the 2012 Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) Philadelphia Section Certificate of Merit for The President’s House. She has also served as a panel judge for the IES Philadelphia section Philament Awards, as a stakeholder technical specifications reviewer for Lighting Africa, and as an alumni admission’s interviewer for the University of Pennsylvania.


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