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Truth be told, the world doesn't really need another agency. But it could always use a great place to work, collaborate, and make a positive impact. As strategists and creatives we see the value of our skillset going much further than the next campaign or piece of content. Our commitment to creating a diverse, equitable, and progressive world starts with ourselves, the organizations we support, the people we collaborate with and the ultimately the work we do. Check back here often to see what we've been up to and the friends/partnerships we've made along the way!

Mad Potential

Mad Potential

Our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and radical change in the advertising and creative industries goes beyond just hashtags and statistics. We’ve been working with civic leaders, captains of industry, and national organizations to develop strategies, curriculum, and movements focused on empowering marginalized youth to enter the creative workforce. Learn more at our sister organization Mad Potential.

MAIP / CCWD

MAIP / CCWD

We are participating members of both the 4A Foundation’s MAIP (Multicultural Advertising Internship Program) and the Creative & Cultural Workforce Development program created by the City of Seattle and Northwest Folklife. We’re committed to engaging directly with BIPOC youth and providing internship opportunities and more.

Radical Communicators Network

Radical Communicators Network

We’re a proud member of the Radical Communicators Network aka #RadComms. RadComms is the grassroots, BIPOC-led, go-to-hub for cutting-edge skill-building, values-aligned political education, and cross-movement collaboration for social-change communicators.

OMWBE Certified

OMWBE Certified

We are certified by the Office of Minority & Women’s Business Enterprise as a minority owned business. Our vision is to continue leading our industry and community as a diverse and inclusive organization.

Mad Potential

Our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and radical change in the advertising and creative industries goes beyond just hashtags and statistics. We’ve been working with civic leaders, captains of industry, and national organizations to develop strategies, curriculum, and movements focused on empowering marginalized youth to enter the creative workforce. Learn more at our sister organization Mad Potential.

MAIP / CCWD

We are participating members of both the 4A Foundation’s MAIP (Multicultural Advertising Internship Program) and the Creative & Cultural Workforce Development program created by the City of Seattle and Northwest Folklife. We’re committed to engaging directly with BIPOC youth and providing internship opportunities and more.

Radical Communicators Network

We’re a proud member of the Radical Communicators Network aka #RadComms. RadComms is the grassroots, BIPOC-led, go-to-hub for cutting-edge skill-building, values-aligned political education, and cross-movement collaboration for social-change communicators.

OMWBE Certified

We are certified by the Office of Minority & Women’s Business Enterprise as a minority owned business. Our vision is to continue leading our industry and community as a diverse and inclusive organization.

Anthem Awards 23-24

Whoa! It's been a while since we've dropped an update. Mom said we need to get better about tooting our own horn. So with that said, we wanted to brag a little about a couple of awards we've won over the last year. Two to be exact. And for two amazing projects! For the following projects Milli has received Anthem Awards (The Webby Awards' social impact sister):


BROKE (Human & Civil Rights Research Category)

BROKE is a new opportunity for each of us to examine the stories we tell about the two-sided coin of poverty and wealth. The result of a 3 year, multi-disciplinary, national research project, BROKE is an intervention for philanthropic and non-profit sectors to communicate justly about how the rich got rich and how the poor stay poor. BROKE is a collaboration between RadComms, Center for Public Interest Communications, and Milli.

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THE JUST TRUST (Human & Civil Rights Service Category)

Across the country, folks of every stripe are fighting for smart reforms to our criminal justice system that create safer, stronger communities.The Just Trust funds their fight. As a nationally recognized and distributed non-profit, their web and digital experiences are integral to their efforts. Milli was brought in as a creative agency to reimagine these experiences to creatively engage their audiences and stakeholders.

See the work

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Emerging Radiance Wins Tribeca X Award

Emerging Radiance: Honoring the Nikkei Farmers of Bellevue, WA has won the Tribeca X Award for best Immersive project! The Tribeca X Awards celebrate the achievement of best-in-class creators and companies who share a love of creativity and a mission to connect with consumers through the power of storytelling.

Emerging Radiance animates the stories of Rae Matsuoka Takekawa, Mitsuko Hashiguchi and Toshio Ito, three Japanese American farmers who were part of a thriving community of Japanese Americans that were forcibly removed from their land in Bellevue, WA during the second World War. This award honors their legacy and is a testament to over a year of collective work by artist Michelle Kumata (@michellekumata) and filmmaker Tani Ikeda (@taniikeda) with Meta Open Arts and the support of local community members. Milli's role was to build an immersive web experience that best reflected the AR/physical experience of the exhibit. We're honored to have been a part of this amazing team.

You can learn more about the project and this important part of American history at www.emergingradiance.co

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HELLO, LOS ANGELES

We're coming out of this panini hot! Like a hot...panini! We're now open for business in the City of Angels. If you're in LA and want to get to work, give us a shout at hey@milli.agency

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WE WON OUR FIRST ADDY

We won an ADDY!

But not just any ADDY. It's our first one. And it's also our first time entering.

The win is for a project very near and dear to our hearts: A film series as a love letter to the Seattle creative community and to the next generation of creators. With everything going on - including violence towards Asian Americans and Black/Brown folx - we recognize that it's more important than ever to tell their stories - our stories.

Thank you AAF Seattle and the ADDY's for recognizing them!

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Co-Conspirators

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Canh Nguyen aka CanhSolo is a photographer and filmmaker from Seattle, WA. Nguyen has exhibited his work at G. Gibson Gallery, Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, PCNW, and the Out of Sight Art Fair, among other venues. Nguyen’s work is in the permanent collections of the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and the Monsen Collection. See more of Canh's work at canhsolo.com

Canh Nguyen

Director / DP
Chris NelsonDefault avatar photo

Chris is a  web developer and digital designer that passionate about building web experiences that are both aesthetically pleasing and easy to use. His strong foundation in graphic design and comprehensive understanding of web technology gives him a unique set of skills that enables him to develop gorgeous, functional, and user-friendly websites that achieve both user and business goals. With Milli Chris has led web design efforts for acclaimed philanthropy and social good organizations such as Liberation Ventures,Ideas42, AAPI Force-EF and more.

Chris Nelson

WEB DESIGN
Ebrima JasseyDefault avatar photo

I love using animation and design as a tool to interpret and tell the stories of musicians, creatives, and brands — that is, when I’m not busy telling my own. You can see more of my work at ebrimajassey.com

Ebrima Jassey

Motion Graphics
Hollis Wong-WearDefault avatar photo

Hollis is a songwriter, musician, speaker, creative generator and community advocate who lives between Los Angeles and Seattle, WA. She is the lead vocalist of the electronic R&B trio The Flavr Blue, and was GRAMMY nominated in 2014 for her work with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. With her roots in spoken word and slam poetry through the nationally recognized Youth Speaks program, Hollis is passionate about how creativity and the arts fuel and shape civic discourse, and is dedicated to lending her voice and capacities towards vibrant social equity. See more of Hollis work at holliswongwear.com

Hollis Wong-Wear

Social-Impact / Comms Strategy
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Hello! My name's Jordan. I'm a Seattle based photographer/artist/human! You can see more of my work at photobyjordan.com

5 Facts About Me:

1. I am half Black + half Chinese

2. I was born with a cool disability called TAR Syndrome!

3. I love to skateboard

4. I DJ! (Click here to listen to some of my mixes)

5. Bubble tea makes me happy!

Jordan

Photography
Pari GabrielDefault avatar photo

Pari is a multi-disciplinary designer focusing on web design and development. See his work at yeahivegottime.net

Pari Gabriel

Web Design