michaala speijers
managing partner

Michaala, affectionately known as Miki, is a design and advertising industry professional with more than 25 years of experience. A co-founder of the graphic design agency, Vortex Communications, she oversees the daily business of the firm, including management of all production, special projects, client relations, financial matters, and business development.


Miki began her career with Supertype, Miami's legendary typography and pre-press production company. She later joined a Miami-based design firm and helped grow it from a two-person shop to a 15-person
full-service agency. A big believer in nonprofit organizations, Miki has served as chairperson of The Arts & Business Council of Miami; Treasurer of Access Now, which provides for the disabled; and Vice President
of The Rotary Club of Coral Gables, where she was voted Rotarian of the Year. In 2003, she was an F.I.U. finalist for small business entrepreneur of the year.


Miki holds degrees in Business Administration from Miami Dade College and English Literature from Florida International University. When not working, she can often be found stitching colorful, creative quilts
of her own design.


tom weinkle
creative partner
michael langer
creative director

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