Our Core Values

Service & Humility

We exist to serve our stakeholders, allowing the vision to drive the results. We are privileged to do the work we do and grateful for every opportunity to improve our skills and grow as an organization.


As conscious citizens of our planet, we work to create a better world through fair and sustainable business practices that respect our environment and minimize our ecological impact. We seek out projects that contribute to and benefit our communities. We lead by example.

Honesty & Integrity

We act in a trustworthy, forthright manner that is consistent with our promises. We deal fairly with our employees, customers, vendors and communities.

An Open Mind

We honor the creative process by keeping an open mind. We respect and are sensitive to the ideas and perspectives of others – seeking to understand first.


We see a world full of possibilities, where there isn't a problem that can’t be solved.


We foster a fun, stimulating work environment, where the process is just as important as the end result. We maintain a healthy sense of humor and playful attitude in the face of the most intractable obstacles.



In 2012, Gizmo was awarded a Webby People's Voice Award for the online documentary "Making the Nebula"










In 2009, Gizmo was awarded the California Preservation Foundation Award for our work on Alcatraz Gardens.