About Gizmo

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Ideas that inspire business.

Lisa Ghisolf Founder

In brief: I design (print & digital). I develop (WordPress). I write (copy).

Hi! I’m Lisa Ghisolf, founder of Gizmo Creative Factory.

In business since 2003, I love making a vision come to life. Strategizing technical solutions and creating designs that communicate well are the hallmarks of my 20 years in design and website creation. Lately I’ve brought in my copywriting skills to speed clients to a well-written site too.

I’ve worked with many verticals, most notably healthcare, technology, nonprofits and associations, and restaurants and events.

Some of my best clients are design firms and ad agencies. I come in as a freelancer and work as an arm of your company.

I travel nationally, speaking on WordPress, branding, developer fatigue and freelancing. I’m lucky to be location independent, though I’m primarily based in Chicago.

Check out my other projects:

Partial List of Clients

Allstate
American Academy of Dermatology
The Barge Lady
Bridgestone
Chicagonista Live
Covance
Evidence Video
First Slice Pie Cafe
Indian as Apple Pie
JS Kemper Corporation
National Retail Foundation
Nationwide Floor & Window Coverings
Shine Fertility Chicago
STOP Foodborne Illness
Windy City Greek

Clients said

  • "Lisa is fun to work with. She takes the time to explain the technical options in ways we non-techie people can understand. She's a WordPress pro and was great at customizing a solution that fit our needs."

    Sue Reddel, Co-Founder / Food Travelist
  • "Lisa is amazing to work with, from design to implementation, she has ideas that match the vision I had for my website in my mind. She is always quick to respond and helpful with any questions I may have (which were a lot - she was always patient and considerate!). She was able to create my vision and then some, and help shape the new look of my non profit's site. She was always thinking of the best, smartest, and best looking ways to accomplish any goal! Lisa is truly amazing - great design and smart implementation! I would recommend anyone to reach out to Lisa to help them transform their site from ok to amazing!"

    Katie O’Connor, Founder, Shine: A Light On Fertility
  • "Lisa is a really focused and efficient designer. She has great ideas and is able to translate them effectively onto my website, which looks amazing! Lisa has also designed amazing posters/post cards for my business. They were exactly what I wanted and had in mind."

    Jen Bosworth, Comedienne/Actress
  • “I like working with Lisa because she gets it. You don’t have to explain a concept to death with her because she’s with you — pretty much at hello. She brings to assignments a multi-dimensional perspective that creates value and sets her apart as a designer and, ultimately, a strategist.”

    Sally Saville Hodge, Hodge Media Strategies
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