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.
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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
"Obstacles are what you see only when you lose sight of your goals."
Landi joined the Pixo team as our Support Engineer Intern in 2013, as she was finishing up her computer engineering degree at the University of Illinois. As soon as she stepped off the graduation stage, Pixo snatched her up!
As a software engineer, Landi is an integral part of several teams and projects across Pixo. She spent years responsible for our extensive Technical Support and End User Help Desk. Now she uses her experience in support and accessibility to advocate for end users in the software she writes. Landi advises and tests for quality assurance and ensures project go-lives go smoothly. You’ll want her on your team for any static site, enterprise-level site, or connected engineering project that connects hardware and software.
Landi grew up in Chicago and trained in martial arts beginning at the age of 8. She used her training to teach martial arts to children with disabilities, which sparked her passion for accessibility.
She has been instrumental in outreach programs to get young women and underrepresented students interested in engineering (including volunteering at the Don Moyer Boys & Girls Club). Every other summer, she teaches robotics to high school girls at the Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering (WYSE) camp, hosted by Women in Engineering at the U of I.
As Pixo’s reigning karaoke queen, Landi can slay a Beyonce run; as a Zumba enthusiast, you can find her leading a breathless group of Pixonauts every so often in our café. And if you’ve ever been to a Champaign Ladies Amateur Wrestling (CLAW) meet and wondered how the wrestlers fall so gracefully without getting injured… thank Landi.
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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – B.S. in Computer Engineering
Pixo – Support Engineer (2013-2017), Developer (2017-present)
University of Illinois Girls Adventure in Math, Engineering & Science, 2008-Present – Robotics Coordinator, Computer Science Coordinator, Lab Assistant, Counselor
University of Illinois Women in Engineering, 2013 – Office Support Associate
University of Illinois Micro & Nanotechnology Laboratory, 2010 – Curriculum Developer
Updating WordPress plugins and Drupal modules is a pain, but it can become unmanageable when you have dozens or hundreds of sites. Pixo has automated the process to apply all plugin and module updates on Pantheon sites with a simple command. In this post, we explain how to use this automation and we share the code.
Pixo created a modern and super-functional website for The Illini Union that unifies all of the diverse services the Union offers as well as increases foot traffic and student investment. The Union’s new website was unveiled on January 17th, 2014 at union. illinois.
Last week, Pixo launched an exciting new website, DigitalLearn. org, created for and led by the Public Library Association (PLA), and launched in conjunction with a national digital literacy campaign by the Ad Council for EveryoneOn and Connect2Compete (a national nonprofit on a mission to eliminate the digital divide for all Americans). The goal of DigitalLearn.