Madeline Austin

Art Director Potluck Extraordinaire

Maddy’s diverse design career has always been rooted in marketing. From family-owned startups to nationally recognized colleges, she uses her creative chops to build communities around her brands. Her results-oriented approach to design and illustration fits right at home with BatesMeron. Raised in the western suburbs of Chicago, Maddy had 4th graders lining up to trade their lunch money to see their name in bubble letters. She still taps those hand-lettering skills for the right brands—and while her rates have gone up, her passion for sharing joy through design has never wavered. After studying Advertising at Marquette University, she went west to chase powder days and Red Rocks lineups. Five years later, exhausted by mountain iconography and desperate for humidity, she decided to move back to the greatest city in the world and join the BMSD family. When she’s not diving into font libraries like Scrooge McDuck, Maddy loves getting creative in the kitchen. She has slayed sourdough, mastered macarons and hacked Hot Pockets. Between bakes she consumes concerning levels of both sushi and true crime, but never simultaneously.