About Us

Design thinking leads to previously impossible things.


Experience Gusto talks the talk & walks the walk.

We are a team of thinkers and builders – skilled UX designers, expert developers, and savvy content strategists.

Experience Gusto came together to solve the problems found between strategy and delivery. We consult on the complications that emerge when product or solution design meets agile development. We bring design thinking into every project we’re a part of, with a foundation of lean start-up process.

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Our offices are in Minneapolis and New York.

Experience Gusto can also be found on Crunchbase, LinkedIn, Facebook, Drupal, and Clutch.

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Rockstar Experience Gusto Strategists & Consultants


Chris Bordeaux
Production Lead

Chris Bordeaux is responsible for applying design thinking to everyday technology products and content while creating strategic, impactful solutions for Experience Gusto’s clients. His previous creative development experience includes projects for the State of New Mexico Public Education Department, Embassy Suites by Hilton, University of Minnesota, The Walker Art Museum, Estée Lauder, Be The Match, Washburn Center for Children, Teach to Lead, and the United States Department of Education. Chris is an AdFed 32 Under 32 Award recipient, AIGA member, and Microsoft Certified Application Specialist.


Galen Kistler
Tech Lead

Galen Kistler transforms ideas into living applications and disseminates technical problems into tangible systems, building a critical bridge between design and functionality. He is proficient in Drupal, C/C++, python, java, and a master of the web stack (LAMP/JS/CSS/HTML). Galen is also a pixel perfect front-end developer with extensive knowledge in modern web UI/UX. His clients include the University of Minnesota’s College of Liberal Arts, International Dairy Queen, Cargill, New Mexico Public Education Department, Arcserve, MuHu, Washburn Center for Children, and Ransomware Watch.


Nicolette Albertson
Content Lead

Nicolette Albertson crafts content for Experience Gusto internal and external communication needs. She coordinates with other creative and technical staff to produce content for clients andExperience Gusto marketing efforts. Nicolette collects, writes, and edits website material that meets or exceeds brand standards. She collaborates with others via project management software, and directly updates content on CMS platforms while supporting operations staff to ensure project success.


Helen Lindberg
Operations Lead

Helen Lindberg is considered by our clients to be a motivated and highly organized asset to our project work. She prides herself on her problem solving, communication skills, client services, and project leadership abilities. Helen keeps all of our accounts moving forward towards their project completion with satisfaction and ease, including the Embassy Suites by Hilton, Legisus, and Common Marvel.

Project Discovery Matters

Thorough planning, research, and assessment grants our team the ability to build a strong foundation and to smoothly implement the solution needed to address your current situation. We don’t like to simply guess, followed by disappointment. Team Experience Gusto is honest and proactive. We help you focus on the big picture.

Do What’s Right

Principle and sincerity are at the heart of every Experience Gusto decision. Transparency inside our company and with our clients grants us the ability to be distinct as a trusted partner in our trade. Ask for clarity and we’ll provide it.

Greatness In Everything

It’s our goal to be outstanding, to be the best at what our clients need. We hold ourselves to immense industry standards and aim for unbroken progress. We’re not interested in simply making something for you, we want to make something better with you.

Build Relationships

At the heart of every amazing company you’ll find extraordinary people. Our team is a great group of people doing great things – and it all revolves around relationships. We’re advocates for our clients and want to see them succeed.

Celebrate Success

At Experience Gusto we think success can be found in many ways, but should regularly be celebrated. Be it fixing a bug, launching a website, updating a brand, or clients reaching a new online sales goal – we all take part in commemorating these wins!

Our Strategic Partners

Every once in a while, there are companies you love working with so much, you make a habit of it. The folks at these companies have made fabulous partners in the past and we love working with them!

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Experience Gusto has worked with Common Marvel while their team lead information architecture and content strategy for a large SAAS company. We were so impressed with their ability to lead stakeholders during discovery, we had to work with them again! They client was literally cheering with excitement over the new findings we discovered. We’ve also worked with Common Marvel on branding initiatives and website development projects.

Schuler Publicity


Our team loves working with Carol at Schuler Publicity. They embody the most important skill of public relations: the ability to talk to anyone, anywhere, about anything. From the New York Times to the Today Show, their team goes the extra mile for their clients. Partnering with Schuler Publicity benefits our clients when launching a new product, promoting events, and assistance with writing copy and press releases.

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Navigation North has extensive experience with building education technology repositories of open educational resources and developing educational content. Our team has worked with Navigation North during stakeholder research for education stakeholders including administration, teachers, parents, and students. Their years of leadership in crafting EdTech solutions makes them industry leaders and excellent resources.