Illustrator Sean L. Miller is a Norfolk, Virginia native who is an award-winning Graphic Designer, Marketing Specialist, and Educator. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts: Drawing and Design from Old Dominion University, Master of Arts in Religious Studies from Howard University, and Master of Education in Special Education from Regent University.
As a Minister and Youth Leader at the Fort Belvoir Gospel Service, Sean has mentored teens in songwriting, recording, and performance as well as facilitated Bible study with youth and adults. Sean’s artwork has been displayed at venues including the Riverview Gallery, Crispus Attucks Theatre, and the Old Dominion University African American Cultural Center. A member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated since 2002, he has served as the President of the Omicron Iota chapter and the Director of Bigger and Better Business for the Omicron Zeta Sigma alumni chapter.
Sean has also been a Performance Artist for a number of years. Known in the Hip-Hop/Rap community as “seanISrael”, his stage name is derived from Genesis 32, referring to Jacob transitioning into a new identity (Israel) and destiny due to a timely encounter with God. Sean has performed around the country and has opened for renowned music artists including Kurtis Blow, John P. Kee, and Canton Jones. In October of 2014, he performed in a Howard University theatrical production entitled "God’s Trombones Revisited", an adaptation of James Weldon Johnson’s "God’s Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse".
One of Sean’s goals is to establish visual and performance arts centers throughout the United States that will serve as platforms where artists will have a venue to express themselves. The vision of Sean L. Miller’s personal ministry is to identify God’s will and apply it to the artistic abilities of individuals, therefore developing a network of Christ-centered visual artists and musicians who create in an effort to glorify God and uplift communities. The mission is to promote the discovery of personal and artistic growth through the means of biblical training, mentorship, and practical skills development and expression.