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Oyl Miller
Works at Wieden+Kennedy
Attended Wieden+Kennedy 12
Lives in Tokyo
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Is Relevance Irrelevant?
What is relevance?What is relevance when Led Zeppelin sits in a square right next to the hipster band du jour? When Scorsese’s works from the 70's are mere pixels removed from me clicking on the Wolf
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I've got a new T-shirt design up on Threadless. Please help me out and go vote! Thanks friends!
I'm inspired by the classic handwritten 'hello' used on the Apple Macintosh. I am also inspired by the Beatles song lyric 'You say goodbye, I say hello.'
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I gushed on Iverson. I don't think we'll ever see another player like him.
There's a well-worn backhanded compliment about Allen Iverson.'He was great for his size.'Hogwash.Allen Iverson was great for any size. He does not need any padded qualifiers to justify the hyperbole
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Please go an vote for my t-shirt design on Threadless. Thank you!
Inspired by John Lennon's 'Working Class Hero' but updated for today's generation of geniuses.
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Derek Jeter: The tolerable Yankee.
Derek Jeter was always the Yankee who didn’t seem like a Yankee.He embodied what was great about the franchise, but somehow always avoided what was reviled about it. It wasn’t uncommon to hear people
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Thanks to the nice folks at HelloSociety for the interview!
Andrew, also known as “Oyl,” Miller is a writer from Portland, Oregon currently living with his wife and daughter in Tokyo, Japan. He works for Wieden+Kennedy as a copywriter on Nike and other clients.
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I'm liking this new LinkedIn blogging platform. I wrote some words about how I use Pinterest.
Being a baseball player, I have a certain fondness for repetition. I've seen how committing to doing the same specific action over and over, sharpens you. I've taken this spirit of repetition into
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I just published 'Don't Write' on LinkedIn. Trying out their new blog-like platform.
For some reason, I write every day.Little bits of this. Jokes. Tag lines. Tweets. Blog entries. Shards of dialogue. Sometimes I know exactly where it’s going. I can feel a cosmic hand guiding my pen
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Copywriter / Art Director
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  • Wieden+Kennedy
    Copywriter, present
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Currently
Tokyo
Previously
Portland, Oregon
Story
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Creative Writer
Introduction
I was born in Portland, Oregon and grew up playing baseball, basketball, soccer, reading, writing and drawing. I played varsity basketball in high school, was voted a three-year captain of my college baseball team and had a major league tryout as a pitcher. After college I created short films, designed websites and recorded an indie rock album as the Oyl Miller Band that you can download on iTunes.

My creative projects led me to Wieden+Kennedy 12, an experimental, year-long advertising school inside of the W+K Portland headquarters. The experience gave me the opportunity to channel my passion for writing and art into making brands come to life.

After W+K12, I joined Wieden+Kennedy as a creative on Nike, which drew on my extensive background in competitive sports and lifelong love of creativity. Eventually I was recruited by W+K’s Tokyo office as a copywriter to work on Nike Asia Pacific. Ironically, my first assignment in Tokyo was to fly to London and shoot a Nike Football commercial featuring Cristiano Ronaldo. During my time at W+K I have concepted and produced campaigns across a range of Nike categories. I’ve been privileged to work with some of the world’s best athletes, named a product line and created illustrations for the 2010 World Cup

At W+K Tokyo I’ve also been able to concept and produce campaigns for Sony PlayStation, Nikon, Delta Airlines and Google. I love discovering what is unique about a brand and inventing a way to communicate that spirit with a provocative voice that wins the brand more fans.

Outside of my advertising duties at the agency, I continue to write, shoot, record and draw in my spare time. My writings have been published in McSweeney’s and various other online publications. I maintain several blogs and experiment in all sorts of digital media. I have a continued interest in filmmaking, illustration and music production.
Bragging rights
Had a major league tryout with the New York Yankees as a pitcher.
Education
  • Wieden+Kennedy 12
    Failing Harder
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Male