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 “Maxxwell Creative Group” taking into consideration the growing group of freelance contractors that collaborate with Michael on projects of every shape and size. 


  • Leadership
  • Project Management
  • Strategic Planning & Systems
  • Brand Design & Management
  • Design & Editing

From the Blog.

Typography for Dummies (Part One)

Typography for Dummies (Part One)

A consistent complaint you will hear from anyone with a background in design is about the improper use of (or the use of awful or outdated) Typeface. I love driving around or watching TV with designer friends of mine. It inevitably becomes a game of picking out what...

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Branding Giveaway WINNER!

Branding Giveaway WINNER!

Well today is the big giveaway day! We are excited to announce the winner of our Branding Package Giveaway. We had almost 100 people enter to win a branding package including a custom logo design and basic style guide. We just wanted to say thank-you to everyone who...

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Tim Bits & Chicken Sandwiches

Tim Bits & Chicken Sandwiches

Photo by Conor Samuel on Unsplash What would happen if you went to sleep tonight and you didn’t wake up tomorrow? Now you are asking, “What does this have to do with Marketing and Design”? Don’t worry, this isn’t an invitation to make a decision to follow a higher...

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Branding Package Giveaway

Branding Package Giveaway

We are so excited about the great things that are unfolding here at Maxxwell Creative! Since our launch in September we have had the opportunity to connect with some incredible businessses. Can you believe that we are coming up on Christmas already? It feels like just...

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Let’s talk about S.E.O. baby!

Let’s talk about S.E.O. baby!

Photo by Agnieszka Boeske on Unsplash Let’s talk about you and me… or not! Let’s face it, is there anything more illusive and difficult to understand than SEO? It is like a game of three dimensional chess where the rules change regularity, your opponent swaps out...

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"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!"

Danae Leslie

Media Director, Influencers USA

"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."


President & CEO, Interchange Solutions

"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." 

Josh cady

President, Cady Studios

"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." 

Mark Wilson

Managing Partner, Innovative Corporate Solutions

" 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."


Tyndale University College

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