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Mike McQuade has over nine years of experiences as a multidisciplinary designer & illustrator. He believes that hard work, persistence, and a strong focus on craft leads to better work for his clients and other self-initiated projects. Mike describes his style as raw and always transforming. "I let the ideas lead the executions, I try not to let style come first". Mike is currently working as an art director, designer and illustrator for both large and small brands, various ad agencies, editorial publications, design firms, start ups and his own

self-initiated projects and artwork.


I've Worked With:


Nike, Fast Co., The New York Times, Time Magazine, Pentagram, Bon Appetit, Real Simple Magazine, The Atlantic, BBDO, Herb Lester, Trunk Club, Simple Honest Work, United Way, VSA, Mens Health, Bloomberg Businessweek, Northwestern University, Harvard Business Review, WIRED Magazine, Siemens, Delta Airlines, Groupon, Scott & Victor, Mies van der Rohe Society, Peanut Butter & Co., Tom, Dick & Harry, Hamburger Eyes, Mark Murrmann, One Design, Mas Context


Accolades & Honors:


ADC Young Guns 9, New York Times Notable Opinion Art 2012, Communication Arts, HOW magazine, FPO awards, One Design, Cannes Lion, Print Magazine, Break Through! - Overcoming Creative Block, Little Book of Lettering - Chronicle Books, Lettering & Type - PA Press, It's Nice That Annual 2012, Los Logos 6, Varoom! Magazine, Visual Identities for Small Businesses - Gestalten, IdN Magazine.




Design Bureau Magazine, The Fox is Black, Bldgwlf, Alan Peters, Typekit, Looks Like Good Design, Form Fifty Five, Design Work Life, Graphic Exchange, Abduzeedo, UnderConsideration, Site Inspire, CSS Awwwards, We Love Typography, GQ Style, Lurzer's Archive, Design Taxi, Smashing Magazine, The Best Designs, Eight Hour Day.