Owner & Creative Director
Jessica Garmise is the owner & creative director of Out of the Box Creations. Since 2011, Jessica has grown Out of the Box from a small creative gift business into a highly successful event and graphic design company recognized for its innovation, attention to detail and excellence in customer service. Jessica knows that planning a special event or launching a new business can be a stressful time. Her goal is to take the stress out of such experiences and to make them inspiring and fun.
Jessica's enthusiasm for what she does is contagious which is part of the reason that Out of the Box Creation's reputation has grown quickly as a reliable creative resource for many small businesses on Long Island and as a sought after vendor in the New York Bar/Bat Mitzvah decor market. Although Out of the Box continues to adapt to its client's creative needs, Jessica is confident the company's primary mission will always remain the same: "to inspire people with creative products and ideas."
Our Creative Team
Lauren's passion for creativity comes through in almost everything she does whether its planning an unforgettable superhero birthday for her son or hosting an authentic princess tea party for her daughter and her friends. (You could call her the ultimate “Pinterest” mom!) Her extensive background in customer service makes her a huge asset to the team in managing vendors and clients and juggling complex events with ease. Lauren lives in Roslyn with her husband and two children, ages 9 and 7. Lauren joined Out of the Box in 2017.
Wendy’s background in catering combined with her previously owned gift basket business makes her a great addition the to the Out of the Box team. Wendy utilizes her creative side & attention to detail to help execute a fabulous event, big or small. Raising three boys has given her a nonstop work ethic that lends itself to handling any situation with ease. She hopes she can share that positive energy with our clients with the best result, a stress free and picture perfect event. Wendy joined Out of the Box in 2021.
On-Site Event Coordinator
Eager for a creative outlet when her kids were young, Jodi founded a kids clothing line called "Made With Luv" that would take plain clothes and add appliqués to create unique and funky styles. As her children grew, she became involved in event planning and fundraising for her children's schools working on a variety of different events from Halloween parties to international dinners and spring flings to name a few. Most recently she became very involved with the Co-op Board for the community she lives where she got first hand experience overseeing large events such as casino nights, tennis socials and many other community activities. Jodi currently acts as the main point person for Out of the Box on event setups and breakdowns and helps to keep our team organized, focused and motivated for each event.