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Hello. I am Pat Mills-Sullivan aka Millsart Design!

I offer services to clients within many industries – entertainment, medical, hospitality, dining, science, automotive, industrial, fashion, health and human development, retail, law, politics, business to business, consumer products, engineering, automotive, travel and many more categories.

My experience and knowledge allows me to offer to clients:

• Branding and corporate identity
• Big ideas, themes, and concepts
• Creative advertising
• Print collateral and web design
• Corporate identity
• Traditional and digital illustration styles
• TV commercial storyboards


• Customer/user research such as Goal-Directed Design method
• Interactive media design for web, devices, and other interfaces
• Book, magazine, blogs, product brochures, e-newsletter designs
• Focus group presentations for new business or rebranding


Goal-Directed Design Process Method

– a user-centered methodology phase prior to design (developed by Alan Cooper) GDD includes situations where different customers/users of a proposed product or service express desire for satisfaction and different goals.


Website, smartphone, tablet, kiosk interface design


– a process for helping to view client issues and problems from a broad perspective that includes seeing overall structures, patterns and cycles in clients work culture and/or marketing history, rather than seeing only isolated factors.

Art Director, Print Designer,
UXUI Designer, Illustrator,
and Lover of Logos

Pat Mills-Sullivan aka Millsart Design!

And this is my short nutshell bio:

I started my career in Detroit, at Campbell-Ewald Advertising, working seven years as art director for Chevrolet Car and Truck Advertising. Next, was my relocation to Chicago to work at Burrell Advertising on the McDonald’s and Johnson Products accounts. I continued to work at Don Costello, Stearn Walters Earl Ludgin and Garfield and Linn on consumer products and services, as well as business to business accounts for six years. This work included television and major advertising campaigns.

I then decided to launch Millsart Studio, where I continued to render advertising and design for mostly direct clients. My clients roster included many small companies and start-ups.

The majority of my work came from major corporations, such as Illinois State Lottery, 

Congress Hotel, Illinois Tourism, WGCI Radio,Tech Lighting, Argonne National Laboratories,

Axis Records, World Gym, Thorek Hospital, Abbott Laboratories, American Bar Association, The Boys and Girls Club among others. See menu for Client History.

I also was hired to regularly team up with Halligan and Associates Marketing, and client, McMarketing to work indirectly for primarily industrial, business to business and auto after-marketing clients, respectively.

I took a long, …actually… I thought a permanent hiatus from the creative field to focus on something I cared about deeply – environmental, green and sustainable business and initiatives.  I regularly wrote and published a e-newsletter called Back To A Green Future, covering  sustainable, energy-efficient construction and alternative energy.

I also studied management at Turner Construction, with my sights on building Smart Homes. I practiced building energy and sustainability at Northpoint Construction with my husband, Mike.

Unfortunately, the trend toward practicing conservation, sustainability, and alternative energy waned significantly during the recession. But, you know, after the recession, I was then very excited and eager to return to my only, real passion, CREATIVITY (with a purpose).  I did so with the support of very special and talented industry professionals.

So there you have it. I’d love to have the opportunity to meet with you and your staff/team to creatively facilitate achieve goals and objectives through projects and campaigns.

Workin’ It Your Way!

I serve the majority of my clients directly, teaming with marketing staff, copywriters, etc.,
who are sometimes on my client’s inhouse staff.

I have indirectly served past clients through ad agencies, marketing of PR firms.

Bottom line: I’m flexible.

Client Testimonials

“Pat has been a great resource for conceptual and visual creativity.”

Roger Halligan – owner of Halligan & Associates

“Pat Mills has developed many successful creative projects for our gym locations”
Al Phillips – owner, World Gym Chicago

“The Chicago Post Office won a marketing award for its Mailbox Monster Campaign!”
Shirley Conley – Marketing, Chicago Post Office

“Pat has been a talented asset for theme development, design and illustration.”
Riley Davis – Marketing Director, Illinois Lottery

“Pat’s creative energy is very apparent!”
Jimmy Dunn – Creative Supervisor, Campbell-Ewald Advertising, Chevrolet Car and Truck 

“Many outstanding projects and campaigns have been very nicely executed by Pat Mills”
Michelle Flowers – President, Flower Communications

“Two remarkable logos, storyboards and movie art direction”
Dennis Alan – President, Posey Media and Posey Pictures

“Great work on our campaign identity!”
Toru Komiyama – Political Candidate, Japanese election

“A true friend and outstanding visual and digital artist for marketing”
Byron Johns – Marketing Director, Deeply Rooted

Several projects, successfully executed with strong style and purpose!”
Yoko Uozomi – Marketing, Axis Records

“We love your work and its effectiveness.”
Steve Nagle – Marketing, Bensonville Park District

Print. Web. Film/TV.
UX/UI Design.

Let’s talk over coffee about providing your company or your clients,
with effective and progressive creative! 

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