OtherWisz Creative Corporation is the award-winning design team led by Mark and Jill Wisz. Founded in 2000 as a sole proprietorship, OtherWisz Creative initially served local Buffalo companies with identity design packages and brochure websites. Incorporating in 2004, the studio expanded services to include exhibit design, to specialize in custom-designed, content-driven websites, and to include exhibit design as well as branding and marketing services to large, international businesses.
OtherWisz Creative specializes in logo & brand identity. We offer a full range of services in brand development, company naming strategies, and logo design. From small start-ups to large international corporations, we have worked to develop company brands with unique and memorable identities.
We are also a leader in custom website development. As one of the first brand touchpoints to customers, a website is a primary source of a company brand message; it should address your customers and no one else’s. We will never use cookie-cutter solutions to represent your business online.
From stationery to brochures, and catalogs to advertisements, OtherWisz creates the tools necessary to market successful businesses: pocket folders, product sellsheets, postcards, posters, packaging, and apparel. Our design team will help promote your company’s brand message effectively and dynamically.
OtherWisz Creative can also work big! Outdoor marketing – including billboards and buses – or interior environments, such as trade show booths and exhibits for temporary and permanent displays, or company reception areas and public spaces give an opportunity for your company wants to make a large scale impact.
OtherWisz Creative designs the ideas to successfully market your company.
The branding process begins with asking targeted questions of your company stakeholders.
Our process includes brand audits, competitive reviews, and positioning studies.
Listening to your customer’s needs helps you to define your company message.
Your brand is not finite.
It is the organic response to your company message that only evolves with your input.
With over 30 years in the design communication industry, Mark’s creativity and experience provides OtherWisz with the stability and balance to successfully manage big solutions. A UB CEL Core Program graduate, Mark leads the studio as Art Director & Production Manager, meeting with clients, guiding the design team and coordinating vendors and production deadlines, always keeping client’s campaigns on target and on time. Mark has also taught design as an Adjunct Professor at both the University of Buffalo & at Buffalo State College.
Jill has been exploring the process of design for over 20 years. A MArch from the University at Buffalo and a career designing exhibits and installations for museums, visitor centers and zoos defined her analytical approach to design. A mentor with the Allstate Minority & Women Emerging Entrepreneurs Program at UB, Jill’s role as Creative Director guides the strategic research, development, and management of brand solutions. Jill also teaches portfolio design at Villa Maria College.
A graduate from SUNY Fredonia, Athena worked as the Resident Design Intern for the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Arts. At OtherWisz, Athena’s interest in typography is explored through her design and development of custom websites and corporate identities, most recently for Boston Valley Terra Cotta, Benson Industries and Pinnacle Services.
A Villa Maria College graduate with a BFA in Graphic Design, Allison is a natural born problem solver. She brings a young, fresh perspective to the team, designing and implementing exhibits for the Cheektowaga Police Department and the Buffalo Sabres and designing websites for WNY Healthcare Association, Elmwood Pets and Boston Valley Terra Cotta, as well as managing social media for Benson Industries.
Jimmy is a graduate of the State University of NY at Fredonia with a BFA in Graphic Design. They are interested in exploring many different ways of visualizing ideas. Jimmy’s artistic process is grounded in thorough investigation and experimentation – almost always starting with pencil to paper – in order to reach the best solution for our clients, most recently for Joe’s Deli & Urban Roots. They are also producing content for client’s blog post and social media and have designed websites for Wilk Architecture and BSAW Law.
Angela graduated from Daemen College with a BFA in graphic design, as well as training in illustration. She has previously done freelance work for ECC and local non-profit Rock Autism. Angela is interested in the physical aspects of design — seeing how projects can be translated from the computer to reality, such as in exhibit design and brand collateral.
Angela is a movie addict, especially in the horror and sci-fi genres. She enjoys hunting for vintage finds, needlepoint art, and hanging out with her corgi pup.