My name is Frances MacLeod, nice to internet-meet you!

I’m a human person who creates lettering and artwork for brands, currently living in sunny Brooklyn after completing Type@Cooper’s post-graduate program in typeface design. Most recently, I worked with the bright folks at Leo Burnett’s Dept of Design on clients like McDonalds, Samsung, Kraft, and others.

Born and raised in a bread basket (Wichita, KS), I studied graphic design & art direction at Columbia College Chicago. My specialization in lettering and custom typography developed through experience with studios, agencies, and clients of all sizes. A background in advertising trained me in conceptual thinking and tight deadlines, while traditional design firms and continuing studies at the Cooper Union cultivated a love for precision and craft. 

I travel and speak with Lost Type Co-op, and helped launch Workshop Chicago. In my free time I enjoy friends, eating, and traveling. I’m always glad to exchange and receive recommendations regarding all three topics! 

 photo  Dan Eden

photo Dan Eden


If you'd like more information regarding custom lettering, illustration, textile design, or licensing, use this handy form or send a note to hello (at)  Please note that I am currently unavailable for personal and wedding-related commissions.

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