Jen Rizzo in The Collective lhe Makery

Autumn Geist The Collective lhe + Makery in Lisle , IL

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 11 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, 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.

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 experience. As a professional Life Coach, and motivational speaker, Autumn is also the founder of The Public (, and loves to champion, and encourage people to live their lives in an entirely new and creative way.

Visioning The Collective lhe llc as an extension of her home, with an extensive background in event planning and managing, she is excited to welcome clients and customers, with love and hospitality, and hopes they feel like they are sitting around her island with her with a cup of coffee.

Proud to be launching her first brick and mortar store, she is excited to bring her creativity and talent to a town she considers to be a hidden gem.

As a self-proclaimed foodie;she loves cooking for her family, gathered in her kitchen, serving them her almost famous gumbo recipe.