Stop by and experience what makes Benoit’s Design Co. such a unique creative studio! We will be hosting a Free DIY Laser Scrap Art Workshop for the whole family. This hands-on workshop will allow you to put your creative hat on and make something special for yourself or a gift for someone special in your life. During this free workshop you will learn how to take scrap pieces and make a very unique laser art piece. Each person will take home their very own unique art creation.
Also, you will have a chance to check out and explore our new retail store! We have tons of new products and processes to introduce to the community. Check out some of our product before you come to create your very own laser scrap art.
As many of you know, we have moved into our very own building located at 12 Rochester Street in Westbrook! We could not be happier about the new space and are thrilled to open our doors to the public. Last Saturday, June 22, we had a grand opening party which was a huge success! Thank you to everyone who came out and participated in the festivities. Our retail store will now be open for business Monday-Thursday 10am-5pm and Friday 10am-4:30pm. In appreciation for your loyalty to Benoit’s Design Co., customers receive an exclusive 20% OFF all in-store purchases through the end of the summer, so come on over and take advantage of the deal while it lasts!
With three times the square footage as our old studio, we
now have our own wood shop, commercial spray booth, two beautiful showrooms and
retail shopping spaces, and room for our new dye sublimation technology. Stay
tuned for new designs and product lines!
We’ll be making a few appearances across Maine and New England this Summer/Fall. We hope you drop by and visit us! Take a peek at the list below to find out if we’ll be in your neck of the woods. Until next time…
We are finally open for business and look forward to working with you. Please help spread the news. You can find us on LinkedIn, Instagram, and Facebook. If you have an idea on a project and do not know where to start drop us a note, we will be happy to get you on track.
We have been busy creating marketing packages for perspective clients.
Thanks to Curry Printing for doing such a wonderful job on our flyers. If you are interested, please give us a call at 207.887.9609 for more information.
After a long search in the Greater Portland area for a space to launch Benoit’s Design Co., we have found a home in the Dana Warp Mill in Westbrook, Maine! High ceilings, large windows, a beautiful view of the Presumpscot River, and creative minds alike. What else could you ask for?!
Thanks to my family and my love, Christina Achee (superstar interior designer), we will have this place up and running in no time! I could not have accomplished it without them. Excited for what’s to come.
I have always been very passionate about the arts and design while growing up in Maine. When I finished high school in Maine I knew I wanted to pursue a career in design but had no clue where to go to gain the knowledge I sought. I decided to take a year off between high school and college. During that year, I traveled the South Pacific for six months doing humanitarian work, while at the same time reflecting on what I wanted out of life. When the winter months came around I enrolled in an art and design school in Florence, Italy where my love for the arts blossomed. When my brief semester concluded in Florence, I knew I wanted to find a university back in the States that could provide similar lessons on design, as well as education about the latest technologies. That is how I ended up at SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design). I attended SCAD in the Fall of 2007 and quickly become immersed in the world around me. Learning as much from my peers as I did from my professors. I remained at SCAD straight through graduation in Spring 2011, when I graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Industrial Design.
After graduation, I returned to Maine and worked for L.L.Bean as a designer for two and a half years. In March of 2013 I survived a life-changing medical event. My experience caused me to take a hard look at life. In reflection, I came to the realization that time is precious and you cannot be afraid to go after your dreams. I have always wanted to start a business of my own where I could produce products that speak to who I am as a designer. I also wanted to work with like-minded people to pursue their creative aspirations.
Benoit’s Design Co. was derived from an old family business here in Maine. During my childhood, my grandfather would tell us stories of the old Benoit’s Clothing Store and how it was a staple in the Greater Portland, Maine community. My goal is for Benoit’s Design Co. to have a similar impact in local lives.
We are extremely excited for this new opportunity and look forward to creating lasting relationships with you.