Can we all agree that third-person bios are kind of awkward?

I've called Chicago home for the last seven years, but I grew up in Wichita, Kansas before studying art direction + graphic design at Columbia College. I get wound up about a lot of things: learning new things, drawing letters, making things with my hands, and helping good people figure out how to grow their ideas.

I currently spend my days with the bright folks at Leo Burnett's Dept. of Design, contribute to Lost Type, and lead creative projects at Workshop. In my free time I like to make friends and ice cream.

If you'd like to chat about new projects or share homemade ice cream recipes, please get in touch at francesmacleod(at)

photo Meg Anderson

friendliest folks

In the city of Chicago, I've found myself in the company of quite a few talented and creative people who happen to be really excellent humans. 
I've worked alongside lovely crews at Grip, LetterformGhost Lab, and Workshop. If you're looking for videographers, photographers (all sorts), copywriters, strategists, event planners, installation artists, interior designers, web designers, graphic designers, floral designers, illustrators, or just best friends, I'd love to put you in touch with some of these delightful people.