A journalist-cartoonist with The Straits Times, Singapore's foremost English language daily, Miel's cartoons are syndicated by The New York Times/Cartoonists' and Writers Syndicate and by CagleCartoons. His cartoons are published in the IHT, New York Times, Newsweek, Asiaweek, Washington Post, Japan Times, South China Morning Post, etc. Miel is also a member of the prestigious National Cartoonists' Society (NCS) in the US. He was its Reuben Division Award winner for Newspaper Illustration in 2001. He also received two "Excellence in Editorial Cartooning" awards from the Society of Publishers in Asia (SOPA, 2007 and 2011). Miel has a Master's Degree in Design (MDes) from the University of New South Wales.