Maxe Designs

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Molly of Maxe Designs is your artist & designer that specializing in One-of-a-Kind Fine Art, Wedding & Special Event Designs created to reflect only you & your story!  Each design starts with new hand created art, in any medium & style, that is inspired by each client. YES, all NEW everything created to reflect ONLY YOU!  Health & Fitness Coach at Maxe Fitness. Design Studios located in Chicago, IL & Grand Rapids, MI.  Designing for happy clients nationwide and beyond!

Molly Axe, Maxe Designs LLC - Your Artist & Designer

Molly Axe, Maxe Designs LLC - Your Artist & Designer

Andrew, my amazing son...boy do I LOVE his personality! Crazy hair & PJ day at school a few years ago, 2012. 

Andrew, my amazing son...boy do I LOVE his personality! Crazy hair & PJ day at school a few years ago, 2012. 

Welcome!  Hello there, I'm Molly!

What inspired Maxe Designs?


~ to see people smile and show them they are appreciated.

~ to inspire and thank those that inspire me every day

Love this kid! He is a BIG reason why I do what I do every day! 

Love this kid! He is a BIG reason why I do what I do every day! 

~ for my clients (a.k.a. friends) I’ve had the incredible honor to design with and for those I’ve yet to create art for and to design with.

~ I believe everyone should have a piece of art created with them in mind, created to reflect their style and who they are.  You are One-of-a-Kind and so is your story!

~ for my son, Andrew, who loves what I do and believes in me.

~ for me, I absolutely LOVE what I do!  My passion runs deep!


~ I love my clients – it’s bitter sweet when we are finished designing.  I am so happy for each of them but sad since our designing for their wedding has come to an end.  What’s great is with many of them we’ve done other projects outside of their wedding.  Our ideas are endless!!

~ and my list continues… 

~ Who is Molly?  Please see below.


"MOLLY IS AMAZING!!!!!! She truly loves what she does! She is such a talented artist and made this part of our wedding planning the least stressful.

Molly worked with us to design the most unique and beautiful invitations, incorporating every request we asked from her and even offering us ideas of her own. She is so genuine and truly made us feel so special throughout the entire process.

If I had to do it all over again I would continue to choose Molly, Maxe Designs again and again!"

~ Leena & Ehab, 9-4-16


Who is Molly?

First I’ll start by saying, I’m an open book. Feel free to ask away!

~ I'm a fine artist, designer, graphic designer, mom, sports fanatic and more.

8th Grade Football!  GO Wildcats!

8th Grade Football!  GO Wildcats!

~ I designed for my first wedding client in 2001 while in college, continued designing for weddings on a part time basis while working in the corporate world and jumped into my business full time January 1, 2012.   Going into my 6th year full time & I  absolutely love what I do!!

~ I grew up in New York (my entire family still resides there), headed to Florida when I was 18 then onto Ohio before settling in the Midwest 15 years ago.

~ I have an amazing son, Andrew, who is 13 and loves to play football, basketball and baseball. He inspires me and makes me laugh every day!

Here's our Sadie!  She is so loveable & protective!

Here's our Sadie!  She is so loveable & protective!

~ We have an American Eskimo named Sadie who is 6 years old and the oldest in our family in dog years. :)

~ My family is very important to me.  My friends are also my family.

~ I'm the oldest of 2 daughters. My sister, Lacey, lives in NY and has 6 kids!

~ I've been an artist for as long as I can remember.

~ My parents have always supported my passion for art by letting me create mural's on my bedroom walls.  (Yes, the mural's are still there!)

~ I spent many years in the Corporate America before leaving to follow my passion within Maxe Designs.

~ My first 4 years of undergrad were focused on Pre-Law as my major. I realized my heart wasn’t in becoming a lawyer anymore so I went back to my first passion by finishing my degree(s) in Marketing, Art & Design.

~ I took 6.5 years of French back in the day and have yet to make it to Paris!

~ I love to listen to and read books about business, mystery, and those good love & romance stories!

~ I love fitness almost as much as my passion for art. I always have.  It’s in my DNA.  I think that’s why I’m also a fitness coach since I absolutely love to inspire those who inspire me every day!

~ I’m a runner, cycler, & more.

~ I'm under tall - I'm only 5'2" and the shortest in my adult family.  Andrew has outgrown me - Yay! 

~ In my youth, I was a competitive gymnast for 12 years along with that I played volleyball, was on the track team (for jumping events), was a basketball cheerleader- I love to watch basketball!

~ I’m a sports fanatic!  College Football (Notre Dame Fan through the good and bad), The Cubs, college basketball, the Red Wings, Blackhawks, and more.

~ I’m a BIG fan of the Real Housewives of NYC.  Love to watch documentaries along with other TV favorites I have.

~ My favorite color is blue and one of my favorite flowers is a blue hydrangea - the radiant colors, the smell, it's beautiful all the way around!

~ I LOVE to laugh and have fun with everyone I meet!

~ And I have a fear of frogs and a weakness for burgers, fries, and pizza!

Maxe Designs hours of design are Monday-Friday 8-5 pm. Appointments are available outside of normal business hours for both studio locations including weekends. 

Maxe Designs, LLC has a studio both in the Grand Rapids, Michigan area and inside the Bridgeport Art Center, 1200 W. 35th Street, Chicago, IL proudly serving clients and happy couples from coast to coast.

**Serving all 50 United States. Albuquerque, NMArlington, TXAtlanta, GAAustin, TXBaltimore, MDBoston, MACharlotte, NCChicago, ILCleveland, OHColorado Springs, COColumbus, OHDallas, TXDenver, CODetroit, MIEl Paso, TXFort Worth, TXFresno, CAHonolulu, HawaiiHouston, TXIndianapolis, INJacksonville, FLKansas City, MOLas Vegas, NVLong Beach, CALos Angeles, CA; Beverly Hills, CA; Louisville/Jefferson County, KY; Memphis, TNMesa, AZMiami, FLMilwaukee, WIMinneapolis, MNNashville-Davidson, TNNew Orleans, LANew York, NYOakland, CAOklahoma City, OKOmaha, NEPhiladelphia, PAPhoenix, AZPortland, ORSacramento, CASt. Louis, MOSan Antonio, TXSan Diego, CASan Francisco, CASan Jose, CASeattle, WATucson, AZTulsa, OKVirginia Beach, VAWashington, DCWichita, KS;  New York, NY; Anchorage, AK; Portland, ME; Rochester, NY; Buffalo, NY; Grand Rapids, MI.

Phone: 616-633-2060


**Maxe Designs, LLC respects the privacy of our clients. We will not share your information with other companies.


Molly Axe ~ your artist & designer ~  Maxe Designs, LLC - - 616.633.2060 ~

Specializing in: One-of-a-Kind. Fine Art. Designs. Stationery. Weddings. Special Events & More. Inspired. Created. Used Only for YOU!

*Art & Design Studios located in both Chicago, Illinois & Grand Rapids, Michigan.*

Maxe Designs Chicago Studio is located inside the Bridgeport Art Center @ 1200 W. 35th Street, Chicago, IL - where the Skyline Loft and the Sculpture Garden are also located.

All artwork & images of artwork (including wedding) designs are the sole property of Molly Axe, Maxe Designs LLC & may not be used or reproduced in any way for profit.

Proudly designing for clients and happy couples nationwide and beyond!

Copyright Maxe Designs LLC 2017.  All Rights Reserved.