What We Do


Our inspirations range from strategic research to pop culture to the world outside our windows.


We write things the way we’d want to read them, and say a lot with just a few words.


We believe that design is its own language, and we make sure ours speaks to everyone.

Say Hello To The Group

  • Michael Lee
    Michael Lee President/Owner

    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.

  • Lana Lee
    Lana Lee Chief Creative Officer

    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.

  • Maria Piller
    Maria Piller Senior Copywriter

    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.

Who We Do It For

ML+A Milestones

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Songs Streamed
Presentation PDFs
Happy Hour Drinks
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