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OtherWisz Creative, an award-winning design studio, is proud to announce that it has been officially certified as a NYS WBE (New York State Women-Owned Business Enterprise) for Marketing Consultation by the New York State Department of Economic Development, Division of Minority and Women’s Business Development.

Jill Wisz, on-site at The Forge on Broadway mural installation project. Spring 2020.

The certification is awarded to companies that are at least 51% owned, controlled, and managed by women. To receive this certification, companies must undergo a rigorous vetting process, including an examination of the company’s financial and operational systems. OtherWisz Creative Corporation is also certified as a WBE by the City of Buffalo and Erie County.

Jill Wisz, OtherWisz CEO, Creative Director & Brand Strategist, has been exploring the process of design for over 20 years. A M. Arch degree from the University at Buffalo helped refine her analytical approach to design and led to a career creating exhibits and installations for public educational spaces, such as museums and visitor centers. Jill also served as an adjunct professor at Villa Maria College for 12 years, instructing graduating Interior Design students in Portfolio Design. Jill’s role as Creative Director at OtherWisz guides the strategic research, development, and management of brand solutions for diverse clients. Her inquisitive process and attention to detail allow the studio to develop custom marketing strategies that identify the client’s audience and how best to reach them.

“We are thrilled to have received the Women Business Enterprise certification,” said Jill. “We are proud to be a part of the growing community of women-owned businesses,” she continued. “This certification not only validates our commitment to promoting gender diversity and inclusion, but it also opens up new opportunities for us to work with other like-minded government agencies, companies, and organizations.”

OtherWisz Creative is an award-winning creative agency specializing in web design, brand identity, exhibits, and marketing services.