Welcome to Pixel Air, the web design agency where we breathe innovation and creativity.
We are a digital design and development studio in leafy Cheshire. We design, build and market websites for businesses and individuals and specialise in creating great online user experiences.
Pixel Air was formed 6 years ago in September 2007 by Alex Peterson, and the team together have many years of combined knowledge and experience in the new media industry, having worked across a variety of digital platforms and mediums.
Alex Peterson studied Graphic Design at Surrey Institute of Art & Design before being approached by the BBC to work for them. Alex designed products and services for the web, Interactive TV and mobiles for the BBC for over 7 years before setting up Pixel Air in the living room of his London garden flat.
After moving to Knutsford in 2008 and setting up his office in his spare room, Alex chose to expand the business, take on his first employee and rent an office in Altrincham where he has been happily working since!
Alex is happily married, has 2 small children, Dylan and Betty, lives with a house rabbit, and when his wife allows him he enjoys snowboarding, playing the guitar badly, and taking the kids on fun days out. His Facebook and Twitter pages regularly pay homage to the likes of Angry Birds which Dylan kindly updates for him via the iPad!
Paul has been a designer at Pixel Air since September 2012 and has really made his mark within the business, having worked on and creating some very exciting and innovative websites. Paul has a passion for design and likes nothing more than to push his boundaries and develop his skills.
Paul’s experience dates back to when he was 15 years old, working from his bedroom doing freelance design for friends and family. Although Paul then went on to get a First Degree In English and Film, he continued to work as a web designer - freelance whilst studying and then in full-time employment after graduating.
Paul continues to enjoy screen-writing and creative writing and, as well as following Man United, Paul plays football not once, but twice a week. He also enjoys listening to new bands, going to gigs and travelling with his friends (local Ale Trails, USA, Europe....) Paul is useless around bees!
Simon has been working as a designer for Pixel Air since 2010, in which time he has worked on some fantastic projects and demonstrated new techniques to us all! You can often find an email from Simon at 3am after he has spent the entire night reading up on the latest technologies.
Simon loves design and innovation and anything quirky. His flat is full of the latest gadgets; his Ipad is full of the latest apps and YouTube videos as well as the latest games that his two young nephews have downloaded on his behalf!
Simon also enjoys cooking and eating out as well as going to see gigs and films. He is also full of adventure and you can often hear tales from Simon about his weekend that are mind-boggling and awe-inspiring and usually with references to local celebrities, footballers and musicians!
Bev came to Pixel Air in April 2013 as the Studio Manager. It was a brand new role and has been a big learning process for all involved. Bev has quickly settled into the office and into the job, driving projects forward and implementing processes to help the design team to deliver their projects more efficiently.
Bev studied Fashion Promotion and Illustration at Surrey Institute of Art and Design and worked afterwards as a Graphic Designer for 5 years.
Working at Pixel Air Tuesday-Thursday means that Bev can spend time with her 2 babies at home 4 days a week. Before children, Bev used to love reading and cooking, karaoke, fashion and home improvement. These days, you are more likely to find her at a soft-play centre, picnicking, or playing hide and seek in the park!
Together the Pixel Air team have worked with a variety of businesses, individuals and organisations, always keen to expand our repertoire and our portfolio of websites.
We strive to make our clients’ businesses succeed and we are happy and keen to advise on the best web building and marketing techniques to suit you. We pride ourselves on long-lasting business relationships, which is why our clients highly recommend us..
Keeping up-to-date with the latest developments, trends and best practices in web design is in our blood. You will always find us at geeky design conferences and you will see a multitude of books and magazines on our coffee table!
We are all multi-talented and knowledgeable in user experience design, from designing user interfaces and planning information architecture to maintaining usability and ensuring accessibility. We love nothing more than to share our expertise and knowledge with each other and challenging ourselves with new techniques, pushing the boundaries of our own knowledge and our own creativity.
If you are looking for unique web design that focuses on your company's and audience’s needs, then get in touch