Lindsey Gates-Markel

Lindsey Gates-Markel

Lead Content Strategist

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 web.

Lindsey earned an MFA in creative writing from Lesley University 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 once played Hamlet and won’t let anyone forget it. She lives in beautiful Urbana with her husband 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

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