Alex Miles’ practice is quite broad. She studied design and printmaking at the University of Tasmania in the 90s under Ray Arnold, Milan Milovic and Ron Brooks, then spent the next ten years working as an art director in Treviso (Italy) and then as a design director with Stephen Goddard in Sydney. It was inspiring and varied work and the experience definitely influenced her approach to design. She is not bound to one particular discipline or limited by what she can physically do herself. Alex spends a lot of time exploring and prototyping, often collaborating with other creatives.
Five years ago she moved back to Tasmania with her family and now lives and work in Taroona. She continues her graphic design work with clients overseas and interstate as well as local clients like the Tasmanian Land Conservancy and Equal Opportunity Tasmania, but has also been exploring new creative paths. At the moment she is working on illustrations for a children’s book about loss and grief with local writer Kate Smith, as well as a series of sculptural installations for schools as part of the Tasmanian Government Art Site Scheme.
In summer they are building a studio in their vegetable garden.