We are a design studio
specializing in delightful branding and web experiences.
We are a team of creative problem solvers
The Color Mill is a small, full service studio that specializes in graphic design and website design. We help small businesses invent or reinvent themselves through brand identity and design strategy and infuse creativity and style into their everyday tasks. Who says business can’t have style?
We offer solutions in:
Because great design starts by understanding the issues, we begin by asking questions. We work to understand the vision, goals, audience, project parameters and desired outcomes. We research the intended audiences and study what others have done. We define the design problems and discover strategies for solving those problems effectively and memorably.
We will establish a carefully-considered project direction before production begins, which will include:
A clear and understandable style guide
A schedule with feedback loops and deadlines clearly defined and agreed upon by the stakeholders, assuring that no deadlines are missed or miscommunicated as we move through the process.
We research the intended audiences and study solutions in other markets.
We will establish a carefully-considered project direction before production begins, which will include meetings with key stakeholders.
We introduce creative thinking exercises and collaborative conversations to develop all the ideas generated during the research phase. The details are carefully and closely managed, ensuring that every element works to further the goals of the project. The best ideas and lay outs are chosen for development into concepts and are further refined.
This is the phase of the project where all of the hard decisions have been made and a finished product starts to emerge!
During this phase we teach everyone who will be utilizing brand resources how to use what we’ve just created.
This is the unveiling! Now we have a new face, and we can introduce it to the world!
Jeremy is a designer, painter and animator. His previous career was in animation for AAA video games. Give Jeremy a broken piece of machinery and he can fix it; an idea and he’ll make a logo out of it. He’s also very passionate about elevating the world through exceptional design: Jeremy believes everyone deserves to have a brand that reflects their purpose and shows the world what they can do in a beautiful way.
Aspen is a project manager and a runner. Her career path lead her to video games as an artist and producer for companies like Disney and LeapFrog before taking a turn to printing and design. While she’s not managing everything to its utmost efficiency, she’s out running long distances in the woods. In her spare time, Aspen reads books on project management and ways to build better business through doing good.
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we can work together.
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We are located at:
329 E. Redwood Ave.
Fort Bragg, CA 95437