Hi, hello, howdy, welcome.
I’m a Brooklyn-based designer and illustrator specializing in custom lettering and pattern design. Born and raised in a bread basket (Wichita, Kansas), I studied art direction and graphic design at Columbia College Chicago. I got to work with lots of wonderful folks in Chicago, and moved to New York City in 2016 to attend Type@Cooper and try my hand at a more complex public transportation system. I’m starting to get the hang of it.
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, and traditional design firms and continuing studies at the Cooper Union cultivated a love for precision and craft.
In my free time I like to eat snacks and show people pictures of my nieces.
Clients & Collaborations
Allstate, Art Institute Chicago, Away, Bravo, Chicago Ideas, Chipotle, Crate & Barrel, Design*Sponge, Facebook, Hallmark, Kelloggs, Kraft Foods (Jello, Philadelphia Cream Cheese), Leo Burnett Group, McDonalds, Proctor & Gamble (Always, Secret), Samsung, SC Johnson, Wheaton College, University of Chicago, Workshop Chicago, Virtue Cider
Get in touch
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) francesmacleod.com. Please note that I am currently unavailable for personal and wedding-related commissions.