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Elizabeth Nici is the founder of Gusto. She thoroughly enjoys meeting new clients and learning about

their business and what makes them tick. By listening to what a client says, and more importantly, what they don't say,

she's able to present creative design solutions that are sometimes unexpected, but always appreciated.


A graduate of Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pennsylvania, Elizabeth earned her Bachelor of Arts with a concentration in Graphic Design and also minored in Marketing. She was a member of the rowing team (NCAA) during her four years in college and competed in national championships.

Professionally, Elizabeth’s insights and comments are frequently published in
Graphic Design USA, and her guest post writings have been shared in Multi Briefs.
You can also find her photography featured
in the Rowers Almanac.

Active in the community, Elizabeth is
privileged to be a Substitute Teaching Leader
for Bible Study Fellowship International in
the Cleveland West class.

She served on the Board of Directors for Shoes and Clothes for Kids from 2007 through 2020, and was Co-Chair of the Associate Board of Directors and Secretary for the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors.

Additionally, Elizabeth is a former member and Vice President of the Lakewood Women's Club, and was also a founding member of the Rockport Kiwanis Club of Lakewood and board member of Joyful Noise.


In 2014 she was a recipient of the Morrie Sayer Founder's Award for Outsanding Volunteerism from Shoes and Clothes for Kids.

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