Kat Miller

Kat Miller

Product & Design in Portland


Techstars-backed founder and designer specializing in 0→1 products & brands. Advocate for embracing unexpected joy. Champion of tiny moments that make a big impact.

Work Experience

2023 — Now
Lead Product Designer at Matterport
2015 — 2023
Fractional Founding Designer at Tiny Creative
Portland, Oregon

Tiny Creative was an independent product design studio focused on supporting 
early-stage startups.

2022 — 2022
Portland, Oregon

4G Clinical is a growth-stage company backed by Goldman Sachs, focused on improving clinical trials' speed, accuracy, and safety.

2013 — 2015
Co-founder, Head of Product at Stand In
Portland, Oregon

Founded and led a Techstars-funded startup that created a prototyping platform to help companies design, build, and ship device experiences.

2011 — 2013
Art Director, UX / UI at Citizen, Inc.
Portland, Oregon

Citizen was an independent product agency acquired by EY.

2011 — 2011
Austin, Texas

Worked with the Experience Design Group to build software for Dell's emerging line of mobile devices.

2007 — 2010
Design & Art Direction at Various Organizations
Washington, D.C. & Austin, Texas

Provided design and art direction for Fortune-tier enterprises, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, startups, and creative agencies.


Guest Speaker at Pedatric Palliative Care Graduate Program, UW Schools of Nursing and Medicine

Parent speaker for the UW (University of Washington) Schools of Nursing & Medicine's Pediatric Palliative Care Graduate Program


This week on Mildly Interesting People, we struggle through some technical difficulties but — more importantly — we get to spend some quality time with Kat Miller, the founder of Foxbox (foxboxes.org/) an amazing nonprofit that provides support for infants and their families through long hospital stays.

Trigger warning: This episode contains discussions of cancer, hospitalization, and death.

Cami Kaos and Rick Turoczy are mildly interesting people. Kat Miller is VERY interesting.


The loss of a loved one can feel unbearable at time. It is through support that we find our healing. This episode is about a life, a community, and a mission to fill boxes of love for babies in hospitals.

Founder Panel at Techstars

Kat [Miller], Co-founder and CEO of Stand In, talks with us about acquiring beta users and qualifying their feedback. She also talks about the importance and impact of adding prototyping to your workflow.


2020 — Now
Portland, Oregon

Founded a volunteer-run nonprofit organization that supports infants and their families through extended hospital stays.


2014 — 2014
2003 — 2007
Savannah, Georgia

Artistic Honors Scholarship (2003-07)