About Mills James

We began in a time of slide carousels, 16mm film, long-distance fees, 5 ¼ inch floppies, and DOS. We had no laptops with edit software, the cloud was in the sky, and pandemics were the stuff of science fiction.

More than 36 years ago, two complete opposites started to walk an entrepreneurial tightrope together. Decade by decade, Ken Mills and Cameron James learned the secret ingredient to survival in an industry where so many other boutiques and startups fail. What is that secret ingredient? We’re not going to tell you yet, silly, that would be bad storytelling.

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A business partnership is like a marriage, but with far worse odds. – Ken Mills The world of 1980s production was madness, just like today. Long days, late nights, carry...
Cameron James preps for IABC seminar at Media Group
Cameron has dyslexia; a diagnosis he didn’t receive until he was 36 years old, after co-founding Mills James. “My first-grade teacher called me stupid, so I thought I was. But...
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We produced a company ident using our logo from the 2000s, parodying the respective technology and visual trends of that decade. #BornIn84 The end of the 1990s brought apocalyptic anxiety:...
Mills James' renewed focus and desire to be purpose-driven included a company rebrand in 2017.
Two events over the past 20 years have had the most impact on the company. One was scary and the other existential. The Great Recession was the first event. Some...
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To celebrate our anniversary, we produced unique company idents using our logos from each decade, parodying the respective technology and visual trends. Now we’re at the part of the story...