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

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 retail. When she's not designing, she's dreaming of living off-grid with dogs and goats, or working on her webcomic, The Flock.

T.J. Smith

T.J. Smith

Partner / Strategist

T.J. brings to the team nearly two decades of professional experience architecting websites since graduating from Kettering University. Outside of Boxcar, he dedicates his time to Brighton Area Fire Department and the county and state technical rescue teams. His ideal weekend is unplugged on the banks of the Rifle River with the family.

Emily Drier

Emily Drier

Project Manager

Emily brings her background of online marketing and SEO experience to her Project Manager role here at Boxcar. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Michigan State University. Outside of the work day, Emily is a Chapter Leader for Girl Develop It, and enjoys running with her dog.

Adam Ferris-Smith

Adam Ferris-Smith

Developer

Adam spent over ten years developing and maintaining websites for his alma mater, the University of Michigan, before joining Boxcar Studio. He spends most of his free time playing soccer, riding his bike, and coaxing his dog Ruby into making funny faces for the camera.

Andy Guzman

Andy Guzman

Lead Developer

Andy leads our development team with an extensive background in usability testing, content management systems architecture, and theme development. When his laptop is closed he enjoys sitting on the shores of Lake Tahoe with his family, playing guitar, and performing a two person version of Hamilton: An American Musical with his oldest daughter in their living room.

Michael Iannaccone

Michael Iannaccone

Senior Developer

Michael is an expert in CMS theming, data integration, quality assurance efforts, and creative solutions for difficult challenges. Michael has worked with Boxcar from nearly the beginning, evolving with the changing landscape of Drupal and web technologies.

Liza Wilde

Liza Wilde

Developer

Liza's background is in front-end web development, focusing primarily on theming for content management systems. She has a degree in Media and Information from Michigan State University, with a concentration in interactive and social media. When she's not on her computer, she can be found exploring Michigan with her dog or supporting the local chapter of Girl Develop It.

Scenes from the Office

Coffee or Tea?

Coffee

80%

Tea

20%

Dogs or Cats?

Dogs

97%

Cats

3%

Star Trek or Star Wars?

Star Trek

30%

Star Wars

70%

T.J. gets some help laying the floor in the new office, April 2015

You had to be there.

office at night