ancient doorway.jpg
background_road.jpg
testimonials_shrine.jpg
ancient doorway.jpg

Welcome


You've made it to my nexus for art and branding. Here you will find updates on my work, adventures, insights and items for sale.

Want to make something together? Contact me for a FREE QUOTE.

SCROLL DOWN

Welcome


You've made it to my nexus for art and branding. Here you will find updates on my work, adventures, insights and items for sale.

Want to make something together? Contact me for a FREE QUOTE.

art.jpg

Art

I believe in the health of art and the power of creative courage. In my work, the audience is the medium. The materials and subjects I use are complementary vehicles and tools for discovery.

MacLove_wheresthebeef_co.jpg

Business

Change is hard, necessary and wildly rewarding. I thrive on developing new opportunities with positive energy, actionable intelligence and mutually beneficial relationships.

MacLove_brands_co.jpg

Brands

To connect to people you have to earn trust by building esteem. I have worked with P&G, Nestle, Pepsi, Wild Turkey, Bayer, Disney and others on the strategy, design and innovation that gets you there.

MacLove_arrow.jpg

Me

I'm an international artist, brand consultant and cultural catalyst who moved to Ohio to live my dream. I want to change the world by helping others fulfill their creative vision. What's yours?

background_road.jpg

A Road Less Travelled


There is no simple answer to any question about me. I am not a peg, the world is not a hole, and things do not work exactly as planned. My life is testament to this, and I am exceedingly grateful for it.

SCROLL DOWN

A Road Less Travelled


There is no simple answer to any question about me. I am not a peg, the world is not a hole, and things do not work exactly as planned. My life is testament to this, and I am exceedingly grateful for it.

background

Background

I was born in New York City, grew up in Belgium, studied in Scotland and currently live in Ohio.

Creativity was encouraged from an early age by my father, who worked in advertising, and my mother, who grew up as an international artist.

I am a lifelong fan of Cleveland sports, my favorite artist is Rene Magritte, I enjoy getting "lost" because I love finding new ways back, and I aspire to a high standard of excellence in everything I do (thanks to everyone I know).

Today, I work as an international artist, brand consultant and cultural catalyst. My hope is that MACLOVEINC will serve as a platform for learning, exploration, and a more beautifully fulfilling world.

education

Education

My elementary school taught creative writing instead of grammar.

I went to the International School of Brussels during the collapse of the Soviet Union, Operation Desert Storm, repeal of Apartheid and globalization of the Internet.

I have bachelor's degrees in Painting & Drawing, and Synaesthesis: the harmony of different or opposing impulses produced by a work of art. 

I received my MFA from the Edinburgh College of Art and studied at St. Andrew's Institute for Theology, Imagination and the Arts.

If I could fill every day of my life with an experience and learning, I would gladly take it.

experience

Experience

I worked on the "Where's the beef?" campaign when I was five, won my first art contest when I was ten, started painting by commission at twelve, bartending at sixteen, and working for Marvel Comics at eighteen.

After graduating college in 2001, I worked on Pepsi's campaign with Britney Spears, the Red Cross' relief efforts during 9/11, served on the local Fire Department and opened my own art studio and gallery.

I have been called "the next generation of great American artist", investigated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security,  and worked on some of the world's most iconic brands.

testimonials_shrine.jpg

Testimonials


SCROLL DOWN

Testimonials


"Mac's a creative force, a dreamer, a whirling dervish of ideas and insight. Mac lives outside the box, gleefully but gently pulling others there with him. And yet, impossibly, Mac understands and acknowledges the realities of business and consumers as well. He is truly an asset to any project, any team, any challenge. Oh... and just a darned fun, sweet and smart guy to work with!"

Jenny BurnsMission Director and Natural Channel Brand Manager at Honest Tea

"Mac has the strategic mind to uncover great consumer insights, the creativity to be an accomplished artist and the natural ability to build long lasting relationships. All of these skills combined with Mac's tireless work ethic make him a force in the design world."

Andrew IgnatowSenior Executive for Design, Strategy and Innovation at Sterling Brands

"Mac Love is a triple threat: brilliant, hard-working and kind. He is also generous, crazy-optimistic and charismatic. Artistic, business-savvy and loyal. He is the real deal and it was an honor to work with him."

Debbie MillmanPresident and CMO at Sterling Brands, Co-Founder and Chair of the Masters in Branding program at The School of Visual Arts, Author and Artist.