Kat Miller

Kat Miller

Product Design in Portland


10+ years of diverse experience designing and shipping products for startups and Fortune-tier enterprises. Well versed in navigating ambiguity, fostering cross-functional collaboration, and delivering impactful and streamlined customer experiences.

Grounded in research, prototyping, and relationship building, with expertise in designing and streamlining complex systems while prioritizing simplicity.

Prioritizes designing and cultivating small, joyful moments within products and services, believing in their profound impact on the people who experience them.

Work Experience

2023 — Now
Lead Product Designer at Matterport

Building the future of 3D tools, immersive experiences, and digital twins with generative AI.

2015 — 2023
Fractional Founding Designer at Tiny Creative
Portland, Oregon

As a fractional founding designer, I supported executive leaders at seed to growth stage companies. My work specialized in solving product design and management challenges, collaborating with engineering teams, crafting engaging investor relations with strategic storytelling, and building brands.

2022 — 2022
Portland, Oregon

I was the first design hire and worked with diverse teams to establish design standards, build flexible and resilient systems, and tackle high-impact challenges with design solutions that helped each team perform at their best.

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. During our two-year lifespan, we gathered over 10,400 beta sign ups, had 100 paying customers, and I interviewed over 100 designers and engineers to gain insights into how they built products.

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

Led a team of product designers working with Fortune-tier enterprises, including Intel, AT&T, and Samsung, on product management and end-to-end design services. Mentored and trained designers new to product design and collaborating with engineers.

2011 — 2011
Austin, Texas

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


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)