Lisa Ghisolf Speaker Interview

Lisa Ghisolf WordCamp Grand Rapids 2013Lisa Ghisolf is Gizmo Creative Factory, with 17+ years in print, web & email design, and 10 years in business. She’s worked with big and small agencies alike, creating print work and websites for Kraft, Allstate & many corporations & organizations. Instead of just putting out fires, she’s now building robust WordPress sites and training clients and giving workshops on how they can manage them on their own.

She’ll be presenting A House with No Walls: Creating a Site Structure for Tomorrow.

Interview

Why do you use WordPress?

Ease of use for clients, ease of building good sites with a lot of support.

When and how did you start using WordPress?

Back in 2008 on an association site…. BuddyPress and the like didn’t exist yet so it was a massive pain! But, it existed for 5 years.

What tips or resources would you recommend to a new WordPress user?

The WordPress.org forums and experimentation. The sooner you break it, the sooner you can learn to fix it!

What advice would you give someone who’s building a business around WordPress design or development?

Learn all you can and talk to other devs and designers so you’re knowledgeable.

How do you stay informed about WordPress (news, tips, etc.)?

A few blogs, WordCamps.

What do you like most about WordCamps?

Friendliness, and learning new stuff. And sometimes just learning you’re not doing the wrong thing.

Where can we find you online?

gizmo-design.com
twitter.com/gizmodesign

About Chad Warner

I create websites that empower small businesses. Specialty: WordPress. Entrepreneur, hiker, reader, Tolkien fan.
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