Pamela McMillan, Graphic Designer


BS Graphic Design, San Jose State University, CA
RRT Respiratory Therapy Program, Grossmont College, San Diego, CA

CRT Respiratory Therapy Program, California College for Respiratory Therapy, San Diego, CA



Scripps Memorial Hospital, Encinitas, CA

UCSF, San Francisco, CA

Sam Smidt Studio, Palo Alto, CA

Lai, Venuti, and Lai Advertising, Santa Clara, CA

Xerox PARC, Palo Alto, CA
Thomas F. Gillard and Beta Partners, Coronado, CA

Mac Made Easy, Kailua, HI

Hawai'i Pacific Health, Honolulu, HI

Cardiopulmonary Diagnostic Services, Waipahu, HI



Hawai'i Autism Foundation, Honolulu, HI

Le Jardin Academy, Kailua, HI

Laughing Dogs Daycare, Kailua, HI

Advantage Sports Academy, Kailua, HI

Abbracci Essentials, Kailua, HI



It all started when I fell in love with my Macintosh in 1984. I worked as a Respiratory Therapist by day, but by night I would spend hours exploring the Mac and all its tools to make art and type come together in such incredible ways.


I was fortunate enough to be able to finish my senior year in Graphic Design at San Jose State with classes from Hugh Dubberly and Rich Binell from Apple. I was greatly inspired by the times. It was the dawn of the internet and Silicon Valley was the place to be. I interned for my mentor in graphic design, Sam Smidt in Palo Alto. I went on to design for Acer Computers at Lai, Venuti and Lai and worked with packaging design for the software division at Xerox PARC.


And then I fell in love with Hawaii...and started the biggest design project of my life, but that is another story!


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