New leadership for The Mill in Chicago

Andrew Doman, Carl Phillips, Jay Bandlish

Andrew Doman, Carl Phillips, Jay Bandlish


The Mill Chicago
announces new
Managing Director
and Creative Leadership


The Mill has appointed three new leadership roles to its Chicago studio. Carl Phillips will serve as Managing Director, Andrew Doman as Deputy Managing Director, and Jay Bandlish as Executive Creative Director.

Phillips joined The Mill in Chicago as Head of Production from The Mill’s London studio where he had a successful tenure as VFX Producer. In addition to managing the day-to-day of the production team and studio, Phillips has diligently nurtured relationships with some of the studio’s largest clients including Leo Burnett, DDB, and We Are Unlimited. As Managing Director, he will apply his breadth of knowledge to support The Mill clients in the Midwest.

Andrew ‘Drew’ Doman joined The Mill in 2016 as Commercial Manager. Previously working at EY in their advisory practice, he consulted with Fortune 100 clients including Caterpillar and Walgreens Boots Alliance. Doman has driven the development of strong client relationships in Chicago and around the Midwest. In addition to his new role as Deputy Managing Director, he will continue to lead commercial functions and will take a broader role in leading operations for the Chicago studio.

Jay Bandlish has been with The Mill for nearly two decades. Starting out in London, he moved to Chicago in 2016. Over the course of his career, Bandlish has partnered with world-renowned directors and agencies, constantly adapting to the industry’s ever-changing demands, while always pushing for the highest quality work. In his new role as Executive Creative Director, he will oversee key projects and spearhead new initiatives to increase the breadth of studio’s creative output.

Robin Shenfield, The Mill’s CEO comments, “Our team in Chicago is constantly evolving to better service our clients, by both expanding the team locally and calling on the breadth of The Mill across NY, LA and London. Carl, Drew and Jay complement each other well to form a team capable of leading the studio to the next level.”

About The Mill
The Mill is a visual effects and content creation studio collaborating on projects for the advertising, gaming and music industries. We pride ourselves on building partnerships based on creative excellence and cutting-edge technologies, with the world’s leading agencies, groundbreaking directors, creative firms, and visionary brands.

Our work is built on the bedrock of cinematic legacy. We produce visually driven projects for any screen and build awe-inspiring interactive and immersive experiences.

At its core, The Mill is a creative culture of talented artists and technologists from multinational and homegrown backgrounds, nurturing innovation, flexibility and diverse ideas. This enables us to offer creative solutions across all our studios in London, New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.

For the past 27 years, The Mill has been consistently recognized by peers and clients for delivering outstanding
work and has earned the most prestigious industry awards for craft, creativity and innovation. Our most recent
accolades include a Cannes Gold Lion for Innovation and a SXSW Innovation award, amongst scores of D&AD
Pencils, Cannes Lions, APAs, British Arrows, AICPs, CLIOs and VES statues.

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