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 like Club Garibaldi and Milwaukee band De La Buena, and posted premieres and news at UndertheRadar.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 (April 2018 – Present)
  • Chicago Sun-Times (October 2016 – Present)
  • Chicago Reader
  • Paste (March 2015 – Present)
  • Noisey (Music By Vice)
  • Relix/Jambands.com
  • GuitarWorld.com
  • Under the Radar (November 2015 – Present)
  • 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

Some People I’ve Interviewed:

  • William Shatner
  • Steve Martin
  • Alice Cooper
  • Hans Zimmer
  • Idina Menzel
  • Brian Wilson
  • Steve Miller
  • Joe Satriani
  • Steve Earle
  • John Cusack
  • Lucinda Williams
  • Lindsey Buckingham
  • Donald Driver
  • Chris Jericho
  • Nancy Wilson of Heart
  • Colin Jost
  • Jonathan Cain (Journey)
  • Lukas and Micah Nelson
  • Victor Wooten
  • Jason Raff (Producer of America’s Got Talent)
  • Charles Lloyd
  • Warren Haynes
  • Kiefer Sutherland
  • Joel McHale
  • Jeff Lynne
  • Jeff Daniels
  • John Fogerty
  • Chris Hardwick
  • John Hodgman
  • Ginger Baker
  • Joan Baez
  • Paul Rodgers
  • Bruce Hornsby
  • Rick Nielsen (Cheap Trick)
  • Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top)
  • Tom Paxton
  • Frank Caliendo
  • 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
  • Richard Thompson
  • Benmont Tench (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers)
  • Mike Watt (The Minutemen)
  • David Lovering (The 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)

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)

Skills and Specialties:
o Able to take initiative with projects and make contacts in timely manner
o Strive to include multiple sources whenever possible
o Very good at multitasking with writing and web design projects and taking on all kinds of deadlines
o Strong interest in story-oriented and in-depth features
o Thoroughly research article topics to come up questions and follow-up questions
o Diverse writing experiences, from short newspaper features/reviews to in-depth magazine-length features