About Me

Josh
Hello, my name is Joshua M. Miller, and I’m a freelance journalist and web designer in Southeastern Wisconsin. My writing has appeared in a variety of state and national publications. I’ve created sites for clients such as Club Garibaldi and Milwaukee band De La Buena, and posted premieres and news at UndertheRadarMag.com.

There are many words that I live by as a writer and web designer – hard work, persistence, determination, and honesty, just to name a few. Life doesn’t go far if you play safe, though, so my ability to take initiative with projects and constant search to find new ways to display information are key aspects for finding success. I’m constantly looking to find new web trends and new ways of writing. With a long history of journalism and creative writing, I became fascinated with telling people’s stories through words. Recently web design has given me a visual outlet to “describe” a person, business or organization through creating websites.

There are many similarities between web design and my writing and many reasons why I think both compliment each other. Through my writing I’ve dealt with tight deadlines, varying assignment lengths, being persistent with getting information, and putting together many sources into one. I also learned the ability to take initiative, looking up contacts and able to put things together without much help. I also have a long history of design, from school projects to working on my high school yearbook. I’m determined to dig deep into the caverns of creativity to present a unique vision, whether in words in the form of writing or on the web in the form of web design.

Where I’ve Been Published

  • Rolling Stone
  • Chicago Sun-Times (October 2016 – Present)
  • Chicago Reader
  • Paste
  • Noisey (Music By Vice)
  • Relix/Jambands.com
  • GuitarWorld.com
  • Under the Radar
  • American Songwriter
  • A.V. Club (national and Milwaukee)
  • PopMatters
  • No Depression
  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • Milwaukee’s Lifestyle Magazine
  • Milwaukee Magazine
  • On Wisconsin Magazine
  • Milwaukee Record
  • Capital Times (Sept 2014 – Present)
  • Isthmus
  • Shepherd Express (October 2009 – Present)
  • Urban Milwaukee Dial
  • OnMilwaukee.com
  • Perfect Sound Forever
  • 88Nine Radio Milwaukee website
  • Maximum Ink music magazine
  • Muzzle of Bees
  • West Bend Daily News
  • University of Denver alumni publications

People I’ve Interviewed

  • William Shatner
  • Steve Martin
  • Alice Cooper
  • Ron Funches
  • Fred Armisen
  • Hans Zimmer
  • Idina Menzel
  • Brian Wilson
  • Ian Anderson
  • Steve Miller
  • Paul Rodgers
  • Joe Satriani
  • Steve Earle
  • Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips
  • John Cusack
  • Joe Morton
  • Lucinda Williams
  • Ian Hunter (Mott the Hoople)
  • Lindsey Buckingham
  • Donald Driver
  • Chris Jericho
  • Colin Jost
  • Jonathan Cain (Journey)
  • Joan Baez
  • Steven Van Zandt
  • Charles Lloyd
  • Kiefer Sutherland
  • Joel McHale
  • Jeff Lynne
  • Jeff Daniels
  • John Fogerty
  • Chris Hardwick
  • John Hodgman
  • Ginger Baker
  • Bruce Hornsby
  • Rick Nielsen (Cheap Trick)
  • Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top)
  • Tom Paxton
  • Frank Caliendo
  • Warren Haynes
  • Dennis DeYoung of Styx
  • John Cho
  • James Williamson (The Stooges)
  • Phil Collen (Def Leppard)
  • Emily Kinney (The Walking Dead)
  • Nils Lofgren (E Street Band)
  • Rosanne Cash
  • Tommy Lee
  • Victor Wooten
  • Jason Raff (Producer of America’s Got Talent)
  • Nancy Wilson of Heart
  • Lukas Nelson
  • Richard Thompson
  • Benmont Tench (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers)
  • Mike Watt (The Minutemen)
  • Joey Santiago and David Lovering of Pixies
  • J Mascis (Dinosaur Jr.)
  • Tommy Stinson (The Replacements)
  • Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth)
  • Jim James (My Morning Jacket)
  • Patrick Carney (The Black Keys)
  • Mike Reiss (writer for The Simpsons)
  • Randall Marsh (Mudcrutch, Code Blue)
  • William Wisher Jr (Terminator 2)

Education

  • Moraine Park Technical College
    West Bend, WI Aug. 2009 – May 2011 ( IT – Web Developer Technical Diploma)
  • University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh
    Oshkosh, WI – Aug. 2006 – Dec. 2008 (Bachelor of Science Major: Journalism, Minor: English – Creative Writing)
  • University of Wisconsin – Washington County
    West Bend, WI – Aug. 2004 – May 2006 (Associate Degree Major: Journalism)