We are a team of designers, developers, 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 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

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.

Chelsea Bergman


Chelsea is a front-end web developer and recent graduate of Grand Circus Detroit. She is the third female developer in her family, along with her mother and sister. Outside the office, Chelsea likes to spend her time baking, finding a new tv series to watch, or relaxing with her dog and cat.

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 the Co-Founder of Tech-Inclusive.

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.

Adam Hulyksmith


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.


Liza Wilde

Technical Lead Developer

Liza leads the development team at Boxcar from a technical perspective, working to help architect sites and gather requirements for projects. When she's not glued to her computer screen, she can be found exploring Michigan with her two pups, Maisie and Rhea, or binging the latest sci-fi show on Netflix.

Scenes from the Office

Coffee or Tea?





Dogs or Cats?





Star Trek or Star Wars?

Star Trek


Star Wars


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

You had to be there.

office at night