Madeleine Hannes

Madeleine Hannes - Freelancer

Art Director / Graphic Designer

  • Location Chicago, United States
  • Local time 01:06 PM
  • Experience 9 years

I'm a graphic designer living and working in Chicago, and I believe that every organization, regardless of the size (or existence) of its marketing budget, deserves to have good-looking stuff.

I've worked in corporate offices and community spaces and designed everything from ads for luxury brands to posters for indie radio stations. I don't have a signature style, but I do have a signature attitude, which is this: No matter who you are or what you do, there is a Best Way for you to communicate visually, and I will figure it out, and then design it for you.

I specialize in designing printed collateral for organizations and independent businesses, with particular experience with physician associations and community nonprofits. I've got a knack for brand guidelines and have designed brochures, newsletters, annual reports and more that blend seamlessly with an organization's established branding. I've also helped new businesses establish visual identities by designing their logos and coming up with visual guidelines to help them continue marketing themselves consistently.

My production background means that I'm well-versed with printer specifications, and I take special pride in keeping my files technically impeccable in order to make it easier for organizations to edit in-house after my involvement has ended.

When I'm not designing, you can find me at the library, borrowing fantasy novels; on my bike, dodging potholes; or in my kitchen, scoffing at recipes. Any any given moment, I'm probably talking about my pet rabbits. You can see them on my instagram.


Madeleine Hannes' Skills

  • print design
  • brochures
  • branding
  • identity
  • InDesign
  • layout
  • marketing
  • advertising
  • production
  • pre-press
  • posters
  • logos
  • annual reports
  • postcards
  • banners
  • Branding & Identity
  • Illustration
  • Photography
  • Social Media
  • Blogging
  • Marketing Communications
  • Print Production Process
  • Logo Design
  • Writing
  • Newsletters
  • Graphic Design
  • Art Direction
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Graphics

Madeleine Hannes' Portfolio

Hire Madeleine Hannes - Portfolio - Physicians Association Newsletter
Physicians Association Newsletter
Hire Madeleine Hannes - Portfolio - CHIRP Radio letterhead and postcard
CHIRP Radio letterhead and postcard
Hire Madeleine Hannes - Portfolio - West Town Bikes 2014 Annual Report
West Town Bikes 2014 Annual Report
Hire Madeleine Hannes - Portfolio - James Beard Awards Party Inviation
James Beard Awards Party Inviation
Hire Madeleine Hannes - Portfolio - Immunization Digital Flier
Immunization Digital Flier
Hire Madeleine Hannes - Portfolio - CHIRP Radio postcard
CHIRP Radio postcard

Recommendations for Madeleine Hannes

Lou Carlozo

Lou Carlozo

Investment staff writer, U.S. News & World Report

Any recommendation I have of Madeleine stems, far beyond her time as a student. She demonstrated herself as a young woman of such motivation and skill that for a time she functioned as my personal assistant and research director. Madeleine excelled in all that she did, and made my job as a journalist and creative person easier. I miss working with her--she's the best there is.

Jennifer Hufnagel

Jennifer Hufnagel

Experienced Nonprofit Development & Fundraising Professional

I have had the pleasure of working with Maddie on several projects over the past few years, ranging from producing creative content and design (both print and web) for campaigns, special events, collateral marketing and fundraising materials, e-newsletter communications, and annual reports. Maddie is naturally gifted, and I consider her to be a creative wizard. What makes Maddie truly exceptional, however, is her ability to create exceptionally beautiful and strategically sound work, on time, and on budget. She has a knack for detail, creating thoughtful, fresh, and creative designs in every project. Most importantly, Maddie consistently delivers top-notch work. Maddie has an amazing talent whose skills translate across categories, across disciplines, and across mediums. Maddie takes tremendous pride in her work, and she is a great asset to any organization or project. I highly recommend Maddie to anyone who wants a designer with talent, outstanding work ethic, and raw creativity.

Dru O'Rourke

Dru O'Rourke

Manager, Medical Home Initiatives at Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics

I have worked with Madeleine on a number of projects over the past 3 years, including event promotional materials, membership pamphlets, and conference brochures. She is a talented graphic designer and great to work with. Madeleine is very detail-oriented and able to take the information I provide about a project and develop exactly what I need. She turns projects around very quickly and is always responsive via email. I would recommend Madeleine's graphic design work to anyone.

Daniel Louis D'Errico

Daniel Louis D'Errico

Sound Designer/Maker of Noise

After hiring Madeleine for a number of design projects over the last 2 years I would describe her as follows: talented, timely, accommodating, and innately perceptive of the desires of her clients. I will most definitely work with Madeleine again in the future and I'd recommend her in a heartbeat.

Maureen Brown, CEDS, PMP

Maureen Brown, CEDS, PMP

Co-Founder at eDiscovery Gurus, Inc.

Madeleine is a fantastic graphic designer. She is creative, responsive, and efficient, and produced some great work for us under some pretty tight deadlines. We loved working with her and loved the logo and marketing brochure that she produced for us. I cannot recommend her enough!

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