A new design studio is making a big difference to the way companies are building websites.
Millworks has been around for over two decades.
It began as a small, boutique design studio in Toronto, where designers like Michael Lappin, Michael Hutton and Mike Hutton made small-batch print ads for local businesses.
The studio’s name is an homage to the famous Millworker in The Mill, which is the name of a Canadian textile manufacturer.
“We started as an idea, and then the market changed,” says co-founder and co-owner Andrew Tabor.
“So now we have a global team that has created an entire range of products for different brands and sizes of companies.”
Millworks’ new range includes designs for hotels, retail, restaurants, clothing, and more.
For example, the Millworks logo is printed on a range of fabric items like T-shirts, hoodies and pants.
The company is also working on a series of fabrics for hotels that are designed for the environment and use eco-friendly fabrics.
“It’s a way to really change the way people see how a website or a business should look,” says Tabor, who also has a background in engineering.
Millwork is part of a new trend of designers working on websites.
This means that design can be as creative and diverse as the company itself.
Millworkers’ work is a great example of the changing nature of design, says Tabbin.
“We’re always looking to evolve the design, but we are also doing that to stay true to the business and stay true, we think, to the customer.”
In order to stay relevant, Millworks has developed its own portfolio of brands.
The firm’s design portfolio is diverse, and the company’s designs for some of its most iconic brands are also among the most sought-after in the industry.
“Our work is all about delivering a beautiful experience,” says Mike Hanton, who is also a Millworker.
“What I like about the work we do is that it’s very simple.
The designs are very simple, it’s about how to use the technology and then delivering the design,” he says.
“You can design it in the dark or you can design in the light.
We’ve done everything.”
One of the more popular designs Millworks produces is the Millworker, which features a small version of the logo printed on each garment.
The logo was created by designer Mike Hanton.
Hanton says Millworks wanted to create something unique for the brand.
“I had this idea that we wanted to have a brand where we would make something different than the usual brands,” he explains.
“It was the Mill Worker.”
Millwork designs and fabrics are also a huge hit with the fashion industry.
Tabor says that Millworks designs are used by fashion designers to get their designs noticed, and they are also used by retailers like Macy’s and Nordstrom to create their own collections.
“The Mill Worker is a really beautiful fabric,” says Hanton.
“The Millworker fabric is the kind of fabric that is a lot lighter than traditional fabric and it’s the same color.
I think that it captures the spirit of what Millworkers is about.”
The Millworkers are part of the broader design team at Millworks.
“A lot of designers have started to think about designing for people with disabilities,” says Michael Lattimer, who was formerly Millworker’s CEO.
“But they have to do it in a way that’s really beautiful.”
“It was a really big step for us because it’s not a designer brand,” he adds.
“If I was a designer and I was going to do a project like a website, it would have to have all the things that the designer wouldn’t be able to have.
I can’t be in there designing a website and I don’t have the time to work with a design team that is as diverse as this.”
As Millworkers’ client base expands, so too does their client base.
In recent years, Millworkers has expanded to include fashion, beauty, food and technology companies.
For the last two years, the company has also been working with some of the largest tech companies in the world.
“This is an amazing opportunity for us,” says Lattimmer.
“Because the technology industry is growing exponentially, and we’re able to bring this expertise to bear.”
Millworkers designs are now being used in a range with many other designers, including the likes of Calvin Klein, Prada and Calvin Klein Beauty.
For Tabor and his team, this means that Millworkers will be one of the many brands that they use in the future.