Herman Miller is an American computer programmer and composer. Miller was born on November 22, 1964. He became interested in music very early in life and began taking piano lessons around age six. He attended Michigan University from 1983 to 1987 and minored in music taking courses on composition theory and electronic music. After college, Miller worked for Origin Systems from 1987 to 2000 where he worked on several games and programmed the OriginFX sound driver. When OSI was dropped from their parent company, Electronic Arts, Miller started working for THQ. Currently, Miller is the senior game play programmer at Insomniac Games, a position he's held since September, 2009.
During his time at Origin Systems, Herman Miller did a lot of programming, but he also has a few credits for music, including tracks for the later games in the Ultima series. Herman's influences include Johann Sebastian Bach, Sergei Prokofiev, Indonesian gamelan music, and several others. His favorite bands include Värttinä, Oregon, Huun-Huur-Tu, and The Kronos Quartet.
Aside from music and programming, Herman Miller also has several other hobbies including art, wildlife, and language creation. He is the creator of many artificial languages including the Garggish language seen in the Ultima series.
Miller currently lives in Apex, North Carolina.
|1989-02-??||Times of Lore (DOS)||Arranged Martin Galway's music.|
|1990-09-26||Wing Commander (DOS)||Audio programmer.|
|1990-??-??||Ultima VI: The False Prophet (DOS)||
||Composer and arranger.|
|1990-??-??||Worlds of Ultima: The Savage Empire (DOS)||Audio programmer.|
|1991-??-??||Ultima: Worlds of Adventure 2 - Martian Dreams (DOS)||Audio programmer.|
|1991-??-??||Wing Commander II: Vengeance of the Kilrathi (DOS)||Audio programmer.|
|1992-04-16||Ultima VII: The Black Gate (DOS)||
||Audio programmer and composer of Wisp Call.|
|1993-03-25||Ultima VII, Part Two: Serpent Isle (DOS)||Audio programmer.|
|1994-??-??||Wing Commander (SCD)||Audio programmer.|
- facebook.com/herman.miller.5682 - Facebook.
- mobygames.com/developer/sheet/view/developerId,108/ - MobyGames.
- cheekygamers.com/woo/interviews/herman.html - Interview at Cheeky Gamers.