Welcome to MillRace Design,
a resource for creative services that are always fresh, always flowing with power and energy to meet your goals, dreams, and strategies for success.
Why we love our work:
Every day is different at MillRace. Our clients present new challenges for us, and we enjoy working together to create a product that makes everyone look good.
----Kathryn D'Amanda, president and creative director Read bio…
Someone who inspires us:
We recently had the honor of designing this book about the inspiring life story of Sister Grace Miller, the founder of The House of Mercy in the heart of Rochester, NY. The book was authored by Hank Shaw, with a cover illustration by Sarah Keane. As Hank wrote about Sister Grace, "How many people would stop to help a homeless man in a blizzard? Or open up a round-the-clock shelter without any staff or public support? Or sleep on concrete to protest unjust evictions? Or spend a year and a half to bring a son’s ashes to his mother? Or run the risk of upsetting the authorities by refusing to turn a homeless mother and child away?" That's Amazing Grace. All proceeds from the sale of this book
directly support the important work of The House of Mercy in helping the homeless of Rochester.
We're pleased with this collaboration:
We designed this book, Vintage Tweets: Suffrage Era Postcards, which tells the story of 19th and early 20th century women’s fight for the right to vote through a collection of over 400 vintage postcards. Carol Crossed, the book’s author, is president of the Susan B Anthony Birthplace in Adams MA. She owns a vast collection of vintage postcards (“tweets” from another time) for and against the suffrage cause, which are by turns artful, funny, sarcastic, ironic, informative, persuasive and charming…sometimes all of the above! The book was released in time for the opening of the National Women’s Suffrage Centennial August 26, 2019, which runs through 2020. The year celebrates the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granting women the right to vote. 2020 is also the 200th birthday of Susan B. Anthony, born February 15, 1820. All proceeds from the sale of the book directly benefit the Museum. Books may be purchased through the Museum's website.
Change is healthy:
We've had great fun over the years creating Spirit, Midtown Athletic Club's member magazine. We recently redesigned the magazine for Chicago's signature club, and this issue is dedicated to the Midtown heroes in our everyday lives. As SVP and General Manager Michael Mahoney says, "The truth is anybody can be someone’s hero: a friend, relative, teacher or coach. People who demonstrate courage in the face of danger, those who have experienced seemingly insurmountable challenges attributed to injury or illness, and individuals who have survived through difficult times. What they all have in common is the will to meet adversity head on, to not give up, and rise above. Heroes are also people who embrace and help others unconditionally, asking for nothing in return." As we wait for the clubs to reopen following the COVID-19 pandemic, you can be inspired by viewing stories in the current magazine, as well as other issues here: midtown.com/blog