Big Pixel is a full creative services agency, specializing in the integration of traditional media (print, advertising) and new media (web, social & mobile media). We’re a small shop but we work on big projects and think big. Our work often goes well beyond communication solutions, helping clients solve complicated business and process issues like member/volunteer/contact management and project collaboration.
We draw on a team of specialists — computer programmers, designers, writers, copy editors, illustrators and photographers — to ensure our client’s projects are executed perfectly. Combined, we have 24 years industry experience including 10 years experience teaching design and communications at the university level.
Robert plays a leadership role in the design community through his work, teaching and research.
Robert has his Masters and Bachelors of Design from the University of Alberta and is currently Assistant Professor and Coordinator for the Design Studies program at MacEwan University teaching web and interactive design. Previous to his appointment at MacEwan, Robert taught credit courses part-time at the University from 2001-2013. For 15 years, Robert has used his knowledge of the latest communications and design research to deliver innovative solutions for clients.
Since 2006, Robert has overseen all aspects of Big Pixel Creative, including the launch of dozens of major websites; the launch of 2 new magazines – Union and Alberta Wild; creative direction and design for over 60 publications and marketing materials; and, creative direction and design for 2 provincial election campaigns for the Alberta NDP and their 80+ candidates.
Web Developer, System Administrator
Bryan Ly is a graduate from the Computer Science program at the University of Alberta. He has a keen sense of design and an aptitude for excellent technical implementation. As Big Pixel’s Web Developer, he ensures quality in all of Big Pixel’s projects. His work portfolio includes the implementation of some of our highest-profile websites for clients such as City of Edmonton (Transforming Edmonton) and Taste of Edmonton.
Bryan’s spare time is spent vigorously developing new ideas through drawing, graphic design and programming mobile tools. His creativity and technological experience allow him to find innovative solutions that are tailored to meet our clients’ needs.
Bryan is unafraid to take on additional challenges in his spare time. He is the former president and founder of the Asian Cultural Exchange club at the University of Alberta; in this position, he demonstrated his leadership best by creating activities that helped international students acquire language skills. His generous devotion of time to these students allowed him to facilitate a cultural exchange, and demonstrates his ability to help those in need. Bryan continues this commitment steadfastly to our clients. These qualities make him an invaluable addition to our team.