Arts Alternatives
Cecile Miller (owner/designer)
404 - 23rd Street East
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
S6V 1P8

tel: 306.922.6282

[Cecile's bio]





Cecile enjoys working with her web and graphic design clients to come up with unique solutions for their business needs. What do you want your web site, media presentation and print materials to communicate about you? Whether you are just starting out, or already an established business or organization, let Cecile's artistic background, media skills, and marketing experience help you to attract new clients and inform your valued customers.

For fresh, artistic alternatives contact Arts Alternatives. Cecile is happy to discuss price estimates before the work begins.

Note: As an award winning ceramic artist, Cecile spends part of her design time in the clay studio. Check with her to see what is in stock!

Cecile Miller
(B.A., B.Ed)

TEACHER. Cecile graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a major in visual arts. As a high school art and pottery teacher in the mid 1980's, Cecile was one of the first to bring an Apple computer with "paint" software into the art classroom. Cecile also worked for a number of years as the Prince Albert Art Gallery Educator and designed instructional packages for classroom teachers and gallery docents.



ARTISAN. Before starting a family, Cecile returned to art school in 1988 to pursue her passion for clay by studying ceramics and attaining a 2 year diploma. Arts Alternatives began as a clay jewelry, accessories and pottery business in 1989. Cecile and husband Richard opened a fine crafts gallery in Waskesiu, Prince Albert National Park in 1989. The successful shop remained open for 6 seasons, after which family time and studio work became a priority. Cecile has marketed her art and crafts across Western Canada since that time and works in her clay studio to prepare for solo exhibitions of her clay wall pieces and for commissioned work. Cecile has been awarded government art grants and in 1995 received a travel grant to study architectural ceramics in Florida. Cecile was hired as a part time ceramics and design instructor at SIAST (Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology). She has participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions and her work has won a number of prominent provincial awards.


INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGNER. As a life long learner Cecile returned to school once again, 10 years later in 1998 —this time to develop her love of graphic design and media arts. She completed the New Media program with honours. She has since been hired by SIAST on a part time basis for various educational media and web projects. As an instructional designer she works with instructors to develop online courses. She has developed many online courses for the Web Design Program as well as the new online Graphic Design Program. She has written courses in graphic design, art history and marketing. Cecile also teaches online courses from time to time.


NEW MEDIA DESIGNER. Cecile prefers to work part time at the college, so that she can keep 'one foot' in her freelance design business by making time for special clients. It is important to her to not simply "talk the talk" but "walk the walk" in terms of educating her design students about the real world of a freelance graphic, web and media designer.


COMMUNITY. Cecile is active in her arts community, not only in the visual but in the performing arts music, dance and theatre. She was awarded the YWCA Prince Albert Woman of Distinction Award for the Arts in 1999.