Our open office is fraught with distractions… and friendship. My desk at Pixo is covered in a pile of UX and content strategy books, a mug of Papermate Flair pens, art by Zoe Si, a phone that never rings, and a small vase of water (the home of three fuzzy marimo, all named Gary). In eight minutes and forty-three seconds, I’ll allow myself to get up and walk around the room, or scavenge the Pixo Cafe for a mid-afternoon snack.
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That's all we have, finally, the words, and they had better be the right ones. -- Raymond Carver
Lindsey Gates-Markel grew up on a corn and soybean farm in rural Illinois, reading books in the sunshine. When she was in middle school, a Gateway 2000 with a squealing modem moved in as well, sparking her longtime love of the internet.
After attending a graduate fiction workshop at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Lindsey enrolled at Lesley University and earned an MFA in creative writing in 2012. She worked as a web copy editor at Wolfram and as the grant and technical writer at Girl Scouts of Central Illinois before coming to Pixo as the content strategist.
Lindsey is a Pushcart Prize-nominated writer of short stories and nonfiction essays and member of the Celebration Company at the Station Theatre, where she played Hamlet in 2012 and won’t let anyone forget it. She lives in beautiful Urbana with her husband, teenage son, and their beloved cats, Festus and Isabella Rossellini Looka So Nice (Izzy for short).
Monmouth College – Bachelor’s in Arts, English
Lesley University – Master of Fine Arts, Creative Writing
Pixo, 2015-Present – Content Strategist
Girl Scouts of Central Illinois, 2012-2015 – Grant and Technical Writer
Wolfram, 2010-2012 – Copy Editor
Volition, 2008-2010 – Receptionist