For web designers, the chasm between static mockups and the final website has always been vast. It’s a lot like the path from concept art to a completed film; the artist creates a painted vision for what they hope a particular scene will look like, but it’s impossible to account for the actual motion that will eventually define it. Websites are living, moving, and ever-evolving entities, while design mockups are momentary, simple, static paintings.
Blog posts tagged with: graphic design
Tyler joined the Pixo team in 2014. As a graphic designer, Tyler guides the look and feel of web and mobile app development to ensure it accomplishes its impact and visual goals. He has extensive experience designing top-selling mobile applications, including the Wolfram|Alpha app for iOS, that (although internally robust), are both beautiful and a pleasure to use. As a (distant) student of the Bauhaus, Tyler’s work displays his affinity for the marriage of design and technology. He believes that form should never be impeded by function, but inspired by it.
After graduating from Illinois State University in 2010, Tyler married his best friend, Stacey, and moved to Champaign-Urbana. When he’s not at Pixo, Tyler enjoys watching movies that fit into the genre “action/sci-fi with a hint of comedy”, listening to and playing music, reading books from old theologians, trying new restaurants with Stacey, and sharing a dark stout in the company of good friends. Tyler is also an active member of his church where he enjoys preaching on occasion, leading a small group with his wife, and serving as a graphic designer for the church.
Illinois State University — B.S. in Graphic Design
Spoon River College — A.S. Certificate in Graphic and Web Design
Pixo, 2014-Present — Graphic Designer
Wolfram Research, 2011–2014 — Graphic Designer
Crazy stuff happens during silences at the theater. — Annie Baker
Senior Content Strategist
Lindsey helps teams realize their vision and reach their goals through thoughtful discovery work and content design. She likes asking questions and uncovering the narratives behind users’ perceptions and behaviors. She can break a website down into a content model faster than you can say “metadata.”
From 90s zine culture to an MFA in creative writing, Lindsey is a hands-on maker and reflective thinker. She met the job description for Pixo’s first-ever content strategist with a vision of her own, convincing us that content strategy and her years of acting and writing converged in one essential skill: empathy.
Content strategy, interviews, discovery, content inventories, content modeling, synthesis & analysis, usability testing, writing for the web
Lesley University – Master of Fine Arts, Creative Writing
Monmouth College – Bachelor’s in Arts, English
Pixo, August 2020 – present: Senior Content Strategist
Pixo, April 2018 – August 2020: Lead Content Strategist
Pixo, 2015 – April 2018: Content Strategist
Girl Scouts of Central Illinois, 2012–2015: Grant and Technical Writer
Wolfram, 2010–2012: Copy Editor
Volition, 2008–2010: Receptionist
In August of 2015, Pixo started the discovery phase of redesigning the website for the College of Applied Health Sciences (AHS) at the University of Illinois Chicago. By the time we wrapped up Phase I of the project, Pixo’s director of UX, Melinda, and I felt like we knew the college really well. We’d talked to about 175 people associated with AHS through questionnaires, workshops, and a lot of interviews.