Lindsey Gates-Markel

Lindsey Gates-Markel

Senior Content Strategist

Crazy stuff happens during silences at the theater. — Annie Baker

Lindsey helps teams realize their vision and reach their goals through thoughtful discovery work and content design. She likes asking questions and uncovering the narratives behind users’ perceptions and behaviors. She can break a website down into a content model faster than you can say “metadata.”

From 90s zine culture to an MFA in creative writing, Lindsey is a hands-on maker and reflective thinker. She met the job description for Pixo’s first-ever content strategist with a vision of her own, convincing us that content strategy and her years of acting and writing converged in one essential skill: empathy. 


Content strategy, interviews, discovery, content inventories, content modeling, synthesis & analysis, usability testing, writing for the web


Lesley University – Master of Fine Arts, Creative Writing

Monmouth College – Bachelor’s in Arts, English



Pixo, August 2020 – present: Senior Content Strategist

Pixo, April 2018 – August 2020: Lead Content Strategist

Pixo, 2015 – April 2018: 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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