ML+A is a Chicago-based design agency where design drives everything we do. From simple logos to national campaigns, we channel the twin powers of form and function to inspire love at first sight between consumers and companies.
Our small, dedicated team represents a wide array of experience from across the creative spectrum. And since every one of us lives and breathes design, we know just how to use it to breathe new life into your brand.
Our Recent Works
We’ve specialized in designing for the financial sector for more than 35 years, working within every segment of the industry.
The images we craft connect with viewers in an instant. Each word we write speaks to every reader. Simply put, we deliver communications that evoke emotion and motivate action.
Visuals that attract the eye and the audience.
Creative decisions with total precision.
We apply our design touch across all of these touch points. Don’t see what you need on the list? Let’s talk about how to make it happen.
He’s not bossy, he’s just the boss. Started this agency 36 years ago. Never looked back. Turned impressive fine art skills into a booming design business that thrives on the demands of Fortune 500 companies. Likes transforming complex products into simple, arresting design. Resident expert on typography, cartel biographies, and how to make great pesto. Loves our clients, and they love him back—enough to even invite him to their weddings.
Mover. Shaker. Creative Motivator. Raised on the mean streets of Hinsdale. Schooled on the fancy streets of Paris. Spent 15 years developing next-level design skills in the capital of global fashion. Now delivering a fresh perspective to the world of digital design. Left brain/right brain balanced, partial to Skittles and generally tasting the rainbow. Execution-focused and solution-oriented—that’s business-ese for gets the job done and makes your job easier.
Grammar fan, Oxford comma agnostic. First gig was writing Internet quizzes. Moved to ad copy when it was time for a real job. Wrote for agencies small, medium and large, but not until ML+A did she find one just right. Idea conceptor, detailed editor, latte addict. Author of a children’s book called “Marvin the Fat Horse.” While she waits for it to become a bestseller, she’s publishing great works for our clients.
Michael Lee & Associates
Chicago, IL 60622
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