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Lisa Ghisolf

Lisa Ghisolf


Gizmo Creative Factory

Long Grove, IL

Freelance agency graphic design, WordPress web design & development.




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Gizmo Creative Factory, Inc.


> Partnering with PR firms and advertising agencies on large-scale projects such as Allstate Insurance’s Customer Care section redesign [2003], Merck Pharmaceutical’s anti-terrorism site [2006] and Kraft and Mondelez supplier sites [2012].
> Conceptualizing, designing and maintaining branding, web site, email and print marketing initiatives for a variety of entrepreneurial and established companies, including Clear Channel’s WBIG in Washington, D.C.
> Designing, developing and speaking on WordPress and website management and development.
> Freelanced on-site for Brann, Marketing Support, Career Education Services, Discover Card and others, often with offers of full-time employment and recurring work.


Pepper Group

Graphic designer

> Designed electronic and print materials for B2B and B2C audiences and a nationally- recognized clientele.
> Strong emphasis on conceptualizing full campaigns, teamwork in development of ideas and production and critiques.
> Maintained consistent client contact and worked with budget and time constraints.

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The Heartland Mobile Council

Project manager, web development lead

> Managed and co-developed Mobile+Humanity curated art competition that culminates in Chicago neighborhood "road show."

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Career medium 03


Graphic designer

> Designed and project-managed materials for B2C and B2B businesses and organizations, including GE Consumer Products, Northwestern University Athletics and Insignia/ESG.
> Extensive client contact and presentations.
> Management of three salespersons’ client project needs.



Graphic designer

> Wrote and edited promotional copy for this start-up internet company’s entry into the market, also creating web site from site structure and concept to production of pages.
> Designed advertising materials and concept web sites for diverse clientele.
> Full execution of projects, specifying and quoting jobs, as well as handling reimbursement
after printer error.

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Zebra Technologies

Graphics Specialist

> Designed support marketing collateral and promotional pieces, as well as international trade show graphics for global audience.
> Designed corporate web site and served as interim webmaster, including updating and correcting pages daily.
> Art-directed photo shoots, developed graphics plan for future trade shows, and researched cost-effective photography and production alternatives.


University of Iowa Memorial Union

Graphic designer

> Designed advertisements, kiosks, newsletters, menus, posters and signage and managed design of items for fall event.
> Client relations and full production, including print mockups.

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Illinois Institute of Art

University of Iowa

BA, Art, Journalism