Make & Co. is a boutique Chicago-based design agency. For a decade, we’ve built our name on the simplicity of beautiful work and the purposefulness of art within marketing. Our tight-knit team provides intimate expertise in any partnership, with all the talent and trimmings of a larger company. We’re artists at heart with business minds, and we can make any medium evoke that premium attention to detail. We prize authentic creative, the collaborative process, strategic thinking and happiness.
Labors of love. Craft plus care.
For us, it's a labor of love. Equal parts craft and care.
We don’t just design branding systems, marketing campaigns and murals. We design relationships between our work and the world, ourselves and our clients, our studio and our community.
Visual Identity System
Creative & Art Direction
Marketing & Advertising
Signage & Wayfinding
Interior & Exterior
Live Mural Painting
From global to local, our clients receive the best of us every time. Our hallmarks are consistency in service, one-on-one collaborations and the inimitable magic of an intimate team.
Thoughtfully curated. Dedicated and curious.
The magic of Make is an intimate team.
Make & Co. was created to make space for the analog skills that helped shape us as human beings and professionals. Our nimbleness grants us the gift of being selective with our projects and flexible with our clients — room to explore beyond the computer, crafting ideas you won’t find anyplace else.
Jesse Hora's work never strays far from the ridiculous and playful while remaining detailed and incredibly thoughtful. His versatile skill set has lead him to become commercially successful, working with a wide range of clientele from major brands to local businesses, as well as an up and coming gallery artist. Roots that set the groundwork for launching Make & Co in 2011.
Abby is a designer, collage artist, expert list maker and methodical thinker. Starting her career in the agency world, she learned to dream up big ideas for big brands, and how to put those ideas into action. But what she missed; seeing the work she created impact people and projects she had passion for, she could bring to fruition through Make & Co.
Senior Graphic Designer
Emily is a designer, artist, and visual thinker who loves to explore typography and shape within physical spaces. Her experience includes working with brands big + small to create holistic visual solutions through brand identity, strategy, and illustration. Since joining Make, Emily has made invaluable contributions with her design chops and obsessive attention to detail.