Jen Rizzo in The Collective lhe Makery

Founder & Co-Owner

Jennifer Rizzo is the co-founder and co-owner of The Collective lhe llc.

Is an artist,lifestyle blogger, and designer. She has been featured in, and has produced projects for over 20+ publications such as Country Living magazine, Romantic Homes,, This Old house, and WGN channel 9 midday news segments. Jennifer teaches creative classes, on-line art and creative video e-courses, public speaking engagements. She licenses her designs on  products that can be found on Wayfair,,and Houzz.

Her first book Creatively Christmas was released in October 2014 , and she is currently working in her second book.  She's written the popular lifestyle blog for over 12 years.  She shares DIY, gardening,home decorating, and creative,inspired living  that has been an amazing,unexpected journey.

As a blogger,she's worked with national brands such as Michaels craft stores, DecoArt, HomeRight,and Cricut. She lives in the Chicago 'burbs with her 3 kiddos, where she likes to bring up new and interesting home project ideas, and her husband likes to roll his eyes a lot.

Autumn Geist The Collective lhe + Makery in Lisle , IL

Founder & Co-Owner

As the co-founder and co-owner of The Collective lhe llc, Autumn has worn many hats, and lived a life full of experiences. Autumn is also the founder of The Public ,a speech and leadership coaching firm. She loves to champion, and encourage people to find their voice, speak confidently and live their best lives. She is also co-host of a recently launched Podcast, Talk It Out w/Trussell, Santini & Geist.

The Collective LHE & Makery is her first brick and mortar business. She is excited to bring her love of creating experiences, event planning and curating beautiful apparel, home decor and gifts in such a creative space. And especially in the town she believes is a hidden gem, with lots of growth potential for indie businesses.

Autumn is a mother of 3, active in her community, and  rarely meets a stranger. As a self-proclaimed “queen of connecting the dots”, she loves gathering friends and family, over her almost famous gumbo.