Cairril Mills (AKA Ms. Dot Com) is the central power source for the beacon of hope that is Cairril.com Design & Marketing. Her rich ideas come from a lifetime of alter egos: senior designer, professional singer, history buff, travel guide, writer, rescuer of small creatures, product developer, founder of a national non-profit, world traveler, basketball team captain, photographer, actor, Big Wheel racing enthusiast, public speaker, activist, typography teacher, and chocoholic.
She credits her first career (as a newspaper carrier, age 8) with developing her passion for getting the job done as efficiently as possible.
Cairril graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Indiana University with a degree in graphic design, cut her design teeth in England, and spent eight years honing her design, marketing, and business skills at InterArt/Sunrise.
She founded Cairril.com Design in 2000 out of her passion for helping small and medium-sized businesses succeed. The studio thrived and was reborn in 2005 as Cairril.com Design & Marketing, providing business-savvy solutions to clients nationwide.
You wouldn’t work with just anyone, and neither does Cairril. She draws from a hand-picked group of experts who share her commitment to your success. Thanks to her wide talent network, she puts together teams perfectly suited to your project.
We look for professionals who have the chops to deliver great work. (Cairril provides all the “color” we need.) You’ll work directly with Cairril, and she’ll make sure all project work achieves your objectives.
We are a certified women-owned business (WBE) by the Indiana Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises.
We were honored as a design firm that demonstrates strategic thinking as well as creative excellence.
Our redesign of the Monroe Bank website earned the bank two Maxi Awards, one of the industry’s most prestigious awards for marketing and advertising.
Our designs have repeatedly been chosen from more than 10,000 entries in national competitions.
Our redesign of the Smallwood Plaza website earned a Prodigy Award, the state apartment association’s most prestigious award for marketing and advertising.
Our designs were part of a line designated “Best New Product: Greeting Cards” at the New York Stationery Show, North America’s premiere social expressions trade show.
We’ve supported many organizations, such as the Lotus Festival, Sycamore Land Trust, Center for Sustainable Living, and the Friends of the Monroe County Public Library. We also volunteer with the Franklin Initiative, which has us talk to kids about design careers and self-employment.
Cairril is a graduate of Leadership Bloomington-Monroe County; has served on the advisory boards of the Ivy Tech-Columbus Visual Communications Program, Indiana University School of Library and Information Science Masters of Information Science program, and Middle Way House; and was a charter member of the Bloomington Commission on Sustainability. She volunteers as an English as a Second Language tutor with the Monroe County Public Library. She is also the founder of Kaia, a world music vocal and percussion ensemble, where she sings, directs, composes, and brings sugar.
Cairril.com is a certified woman-owned business (WBE) and is a member of the following professional associations:
- Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce
- Downtown Bloomington Incorporated
- American Institute for Graphic Arts