We are Maxwell. Providing Holistic Creative Services.
We live in an incredibly complex and interesting time. Our world is increasingly visual. Digital marketing experts estimate that the average person ingests between 4,000 and 10,000 images daily. To cut through the noise you need a clear message and intentional content to communicate it! Content is no longer king! Intentional and thoughtful content that effectively and precisely tells your story is what you need.
That’s why we exist. We exist to provide wholistic creative services; everything from visioning and planning to design and presentation. Our purpose is helping businesses craft their story and tell it to the world.
The first step in telling your story is creating a plan. We would love to help you create and implement a roadmap to achieving your creative and design dreams. Our passion is partnering with executives and business leaders to help them craft their story and tell it to the world.
We have over 15 years of experience working in the professional design world. Need help defining the direction for your business' marketing and executing the plan? We can help! You have more creative capacity than you give yourself credit for, we love executives and business owners and helping them refine their creative skills and insights.
The first step in achieving your creative goals is making a plan. We can help you figure out where you are going and more importantly, the milestones and benchmarks that will be set along the way. When was the last time you sat down with a pen and paper, computer or at a whiteboard to articulate and refine the dream that God has put in you? We would love the honour of taking that journey with you!
Pablo Picasso said "Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act.” Whether it is managing the plan, the budget or the timeline, we know that making the plan is only half of the battle. We have experience managing projects of all shapes and sizes with world class companies and organizations.
Vision creates a need for provision. Not only can we help you create the strategic plan, we can create the content that fulfills it. We bring more than 15 years of design and editing experience to the table. Whatever you dream up, we have the skills and resources to build it.
Digital media can include everything from your Instagram Feed to decks and PDFs that your sales team to sell products and services. The key to success with digital media is understanding how each medium is most effectively used on their own and creating content that leverages these strengths while containing a consistent message across all platforms. We know how to create content that is both relevant to these platforms while being congruent with the message you are communicating. We are familiar with the entire Adobe Creative Suite including Photoshop, Light Room and Illustrator.
The advent of the internet and smartphones hasn't eliminated the need for print media, however it is has redefined it. Now more than ever people are looking for high quality print media that is both beautiful and functional. We can help you take concepts and turn them into a finished product you can touch and feel. Everything from design to printing. We are familiar with the entire Adobe Creative Suite including InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop.
The use of video is continuously evolving. Whether it is videos for your social media accounts, website, church news or anything video, we can create original content and easy to use/follow templates for your employees to use on a regular basis. We are familiar with the entire Adobe Creative Suite including Premier and After Effects.
Whether you are looking to build a corporate identity from scratch, rebrand or manage your brand. We are your team.
We have worked with dozens of world-class companies to help develop fantastic user experience and beautiful user interfaces.
We can help create spectacular designs that are as functional and effective as they are beautiful.
No matter the budget, we have a wide range of web design solutions for you. Everything from Wordpress to fully custom builds.
We can help you develop a strategy for online marketing. Everything from your site thru social media.
Search Engine Optimization is ever-changing. Whether it is paid or organic, we can set you up.
We offer complete video production in house. Pre-production, capture, edit, we have the gear and experience.
Looking for a CRM, procurement software or more, we have experience implementing and using a wide range of programs.
Creativity married with a comprehensive plan.
We want to help you discover your creative side and the work together to plan out the milestones that will make concepts become reality.
Advice on the tech, software and systems you need for tomorrow.
Not only do we do creative work, we also provide technical consultation services on software and programs that make your business more effective and efficient. From custom built applications and web apps, to GSuite, Accounting Software, Cloud Storage and CRM solutions, we can help you select the right solutions and implement them.
Cut through the clutter with beautiful and effective print media.
Print design is our passion. Print media is more than just graphic design. The materials and print methods used can evoke as much emotion and feeling as the actual image they present. We can take care of all your design and printing needs. Everything from postcards to 20 foot tall backdrops. We have the skills, connections and relationships to get the job done.
Leverage the efficiency and effectiveness of digital media.
Did you know that In 2018, 52.2% of all website traffic worldwide was generated through mobile phones? How we communicate is changing rapidly. It is paramount that we understand the nuances of each and every digital platform and how to leverage their unique characteristics while maintaining a consistent message across the board. We know how to tell your story in a way that is true to the individual platforms you use, but keeps the big picture in frame.
About Our Managing Partner
Michael Fess, has more than 15 years of business and leadership experience.
Michael Fess grew up in London Ontario. He started his first business (Maxxwell Productions) at the age of 15 at the encouragement of his father. Michael was getting busier and busier helping friends and family design posters, promotional pieces and logos for their small businesses.
Self taught in every way, Michael spent the next number of years growing in his knowledge and understanding of business, design, editing and development. He is as people-oriented as he is task-oriented, loving to find the most efficient and effective way to get the job done while bringing everyone on the team along for the journey. A generalist at heart, Michael has a wide skillset that spans a variety of disciplines. Michael loves using his skills in concert to provide thoughtful, creative and effective solutions to whatever business/organization he is working for.
In 2017 Maxxwell Productions incorporated and continues to do business under the banner “Maxwell Creative Group” taking into consideration the growing group of freelance contractors that collaborate with Michael on projects of every shape and size.
- Leadership & Management
- Strategic Planning & Systems
"I've had the pleasure of working with Michael on various projects of all sizes for 3 years now. I can honestly say he is a creative genius with the best of both worlds; wildly talented and innovative yet still somehow incredibly humble, organized and systematic in his approach to work. This combination results in efficient, solution-focused outcomes that are executed at a world-class standard, often quicker than originally projected. I have no hesitation in recommending Michael and his team to consistently deliver quality work in design & media and beyond!"
"We had the pleasure of working with Michael over the course of 7 years at SalesNOW. Michael was involved in the creation and revisions of our mobile apps, website, training videos and other collateral marketing pieces. One of Michael’s greatest strengths is his ability to understand and interpret a projects needs with very little direction and communication. He consistently delivered world-class results that often went beyond what we originally discussed. He doesn’t just design, he provides thoughtful and thorough solutions that take into consideration the aesthetic of the project as well as it function and ease of use."
"Michael is a true professional, we have used Michael's expertise in video production for Cady Studios. We’ve given him tight deadlines, set high expectations and he always comes through for us with exceptional work. He will make your work come to life and share your story better than you can visualize, until it’s right in front of you. All of us at Cady Studios highly recommend the services and skills of Michael for your creative needs."
"I have worked with Michael for over five years on various custom corporate solutions and creative projects. What I appreciate most about working with Michael and his team is the energy and excitement they bring to each project. Whether it is a UX/UI Design, mobile application, website implementation, video work or simply content creation, the ideas are fresh, exciting and nuanced to our particular audience."
" Michael understands the unique needs of non-profit organizations and creates compelling content that directly impacts the audiences they serve.
Michael and his team were able to come along side our Marketing team through all of the steps of creating compelling videos with a deep understanding of our unique audience and the message we wanted to share with them.
Michael's creativity and professionalism have been very beneficial in helping us throughout the process of creating compelling video content geared to our unique audience."