Elizabeth grew up inspired by her box of Crayola’s, her mother’s crafty ways, her father’s sharp business sense and her grandfather’s artistic endeavors. These factors mixed through the years, developed into the creative enterprises you see today.
After high school, Elizabeth graduated from Jamestown Community College with a fine art degree. Our logo, an adaptation of the color wheel, is derived from these early days at JCC. After the highly creative time at JCC, she transferred to the University at Buffalo, where she found the not so joyous tribulations of credit transfer and the tedium of waiting to get into an art program stifling for an impatient soul. The choices: wait a year to get into the art program, that was promised, or take many, many art history classes? The decision was made. Days were filled with art history through the centuries and brief stint thinking that maybe being a female Indiana Jones may be possible. Then the realization struck that dirt isn’t so tantalizing and digging into the earth not so fabulous. Two years later a degree was in hand and the world at her feet.
Her first “career” after college was at Bush Industries where for a year she designed office spaces for home offices to large corporations. It was a great way to get her feet wet and learn the world of business. Still fresh faced and ready to take on the world her next adventure was with American Locker Security Systems who snatched her up to become a graphic design specialist. Is it possible to design over a 1000 different ads to sell lockers? The answer is yes… yes it is possible. Here, she learned more and was sent back to school for web design allowing the magic began.
In 2005, the office moved down south and it was time to branch out on her own. Elizabeth Gleason freelance popped up on the street. Since then not a day has not been booked which, we’re very fortunate for. In 2009, we became Elizabeth Gleason Design Studio, LLC with, as of February 2010, 3080 projects under her belt. We try our best to be as creative as we can and still keep in mind the key ideal of “more business for your business.” Our focus is on graphic and web design. You can also find our products in select boutiques.
Today she is located at her own studio at 1848 Buffalo St Ext.