As an entrepreneur you always dream about your business growing and becoming something so big that you get to share it with the world. That is what happened with our client Katlin Smith, founder of Simple Mills. Simple Mills is a Chicago based, #1 clean food company in the United States that Katlin, herself, started in her own kitchen at home. As her business grew, she grew out of that tiny kitchen and this is where the d+k and Simple Mills relationship began in 2017.
Simple Mills found a 10,000 square foot space in downtown Chicago that was raw and had the character they were looking for. What drew them to this space was the location, square footage, natural light and of course the exposed brick and timber throughout. They wanted a space that not only met their want for their employees and a test kitchen, but a space where they could grow as a community. The bright and sunny space makes the environment happy and exciting to work at Simple Mills. Their show stopper in this design is their beautiful demo kitchen. The natural light that pours into the space is a perfect spot for them to create content. They knew they wanted a beautiful space that all their employees could enjoy, and they could utilize for their social media and website content.
d+k listened to what Kaitlin and her staff wanted out of their space and our design team had fun integrating Simples Mills branding and bright colors. Simple Mills loved the elements that d+k recommend including adding pops of yellow throughout their space on the light fixtures and the funky wall paper.
Our overall experience with Simple Mills was great. They are a great company to work with. They had the pleasure of working with Ted, one of our lead project Architects who has been with d+k for over 14 years. Simple Mills enjoyed how thorough Ted was and how well we explained things that weren’t common sense to them. At d+k, we pride ourselves with making sure our clients are well informed throughout the process by sharing our knowledge and setting realistic expectations relating to their project and their vision.
Please check out their feature below on the Today Show. Congratulations to Katlin and her team for this great feature, and for all their success to date!