MIDDLECOTT is an international design organization based in Detroit, Michigan. As Detroit’s premier design consultancy, MIDDLECOTT will supercharge your brand through its award-winning formula of high-octane design.
Transportation and industrial designer Brook Banham and graphic designer Judith Grubinger Banham founded MIDDLECOTT in 2008 to create contemporary and dynamic design solutions for the needs of small and global companies alike. Beyond the confluence of their individual talents and extensive experience (including work with Puma and BMW) the duo are able to bolster their own offerings by pulling from a global pool of brilliant writers,engineers, CAD specialists, photographers, and other industry contacts in order to ensure that the proper expertise is brought to every project they are assigned. In this way, MIDDLECOTT is able to work efficiently both as a small self-contained unit and the leader of a larger, keenly selected team depending on the needs of a given client. This flexibility allows MIDDLECOTT to operate on a scale that best fits the task at hand, offering a personalized experience and saving time and cost through eliminating unnecessary manpower and corporate hierarchy.
What we do:
We create brand extensions, products, and accessories to actively further the success of your company and its bottom line. Starting from scratch and creating completely fresh concepts or working through existing ideas and strategies, we use innovative design principles to bring projects to life all the way through to production. In addition to class leading consumer products, we also offer outstanding transportation solutions from vehicle accessories to complete vehicle concepts, from RVs to automobiles. Whether it’s generating eye candy renderings, ergonomic studies, or finished prototypes, Middlecott is able to work across the design spectrum to ensure exceptionalresults.
We specialize in branding solutions and high-end print and web material. Whether it’s a revamp or a completely new endeavor, we aim to make companies more competitive in an increasingly competitive global market through world-class design strategies. We create logos, brands, print material, magazines, books, brochures,and websites for businesses ranging in size from small startups to large corporations. We aim to make your company and its products look visually arresting and consequently stand out in the oversaturated digital age, broadening your consumer base and adding horsepower to your company’s bottom line.
Studio 2 - fabrication workshop
The Middlecott satellite, Studio 2, is run by accomplished designer and model maker Ron Williams. Studio 2 is located in nearby Royal Oak and is a hands on modeling facility and prototyping shop.
Ron is an a product developer specializing in creative solutions in automotive and consumer products. Ron’s career exhibits a record of noteworthy achievements including the stylizing and the development of brand products for General Motors, Masco, Ford Motors and Hyundai, Mazda and Volvo Design in Southern California, and more recently for EDAG and Lingenfelter Performance products.
Studio 2 helps us to develop our ideas and transform them into tangible objects via a wide range of 3D mediums including but not limited: clay sculpting, aerospace tooling, composite and sheet metal part fabrication, foam core and sketch models, casting, prototyping, surface development, vehicle interior and exterior refinement, hands on 3D sketching and form development, ergonomic studies, engineering/ vendor and material sourcing.