Meet the Team

A little bit about the group pulling it all together


We are a team of designers, programmers and usability specialists who are involved in your project from start to finish. As a client, this means you'll be working directly with the people who are creating your website rather than salespeople and business majors. As required, we also maintain strategic partnerships to round out your project with services such as videography, photography and copywriting.

Lani Chisnell
Partner, Creative Director

Lani leads our information architecture and design efforts at the Studio. She holds her Master's degree in Information and Library Science from the University of Michigan, and brings a breadth of experience from the world of non-profit to a Creative Manager at a national retail chain (Borders). When she's not designing, she's restoring her 1920s-era bungalow, dreaming of living off-grid or working on her webcomic, The Flock.

T.J. Smith
Partner, Strategist

T.J.'s background is in systems architecture and integration, e-commerce, and web project management. Having graduated with an Information Systems Management degree from Kettering University, he brings to Boxcar Studio a solid background in web development and project management and nearly 20 years of professional experience. When he's not in the office or moonlighting with Brighton Area Fire Department or Livingston County Technical Rescue Team, you might find T.J. casting a fly rod on the Rifle or building a fort with the little ones.

scenes from the office


Michael Iannaccone, Senior Developer

the team dynamic

Coffee or Tea?

Coffee 80%
Tea 20%

Dogs or Cats?

Dogs 97%
Cats 3%

Star Trek or Star Wars?

Star Trek 50%
Star Wars 50%

some of our clients

about us

Since 2005, Boxcar Studio has designed and developed over 200 websites for non-profits, educational organizations, retail, and entrepreneurs.

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(734) 786-3986
219 S Main St, Ste 300
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

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