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A Happy Earth

Happy Earth Day!

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Happy Earth Day from everyone at Pixel Parlor!

We don’t just think about sustainability on Earth Day, but everyday.

Making the world a little better is achievable through seeking collaborative efforts with those who also value both environmentally and socially sustainable practices.

Want to work with us?

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Starting immediately
5 days a week for 4 weeks with potential to extend the engagement.

Goal: To help our team design and develop a series of websites in various states of completion.

Duties
• Collaborating on design and development
• Designing for responsive websites, and other digital projects
• Determining technical requirements
• Website updates
• Some writing and editing content
• Creating back-up files
• Troubleshooting code issues

Requirements
• Education: Bachelor’s degree in web design or graphic design
• 3-5 years experience
• Experienced in WordPress
• Talented web designer
• Understanding of WP best practices, and general web best practices
• Front-end (HTML/CSS) development experience
• Comfortable with video and audio integration
• Bonus: experience with JS, JSON, & PHP, and HTML Canvas animation

Signage in good company

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Here is a quick glimpse of the new CAMD signage in Ryder Hall at Northeastern University. We love to see that the signs are in good company mingling with the gorgeous student art that is populating the halls after the building’s face lift.

There are many more photos to come. So keep an eye out for what we’ve been up to.

Photo credit: Madison Rogers

heffe group lunch

Welcoming Lisa Harris

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A belated welcoming of our senior designer, Lisa Harris, gave us a good reason to check out the new taco stand in the neighborhood: Heffe, from the owners of Modo Mio and Paesano’s. The verdict: everything’s pretty great, from the octopus tacos, burritos, poutine, and the free bonus items we were given. Definitely worth checking out on Frankford Ave, here in Fishtown.

BAMboo Bride of Frankenstein

Halloween in Brooklyn

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The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) hosts an annual Halloween block party for kids, closing off the streets in front of the Peter Jay Sharp building in Fort Greene, Brooklyn – complete with a costume contest, games, art, and candy.

We were excited to have the opportunity this year’s poster, based around the theme of “Monster Mash.”

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A Cause for Leaning In

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We are honored to have recently completed a quick design project for Making Caring Common, a project of the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Leaning Out is an enlightening report on the implicit and explicit biases that create obstacles for girls pursuing leadership positions.

http://sites.gse.harvard.edu/making-caring-common/home

The report calls attention to how mothers, fathers, boys, and girls perceive young women with the potential for high levels of success, and roles of leadership. This perception, effects the ability of girls to command respect in roles historically dominated by men.

Manipulative and detrimental biases of some teens label girls as mean, as drama queens, and having little self-esteem. These unfounded biases undercut the potential of an entire group of individuals and create a glut of untapped resources. The irony of these biases is, that girls are also characterized as more likely than men to have desirable leadership skills including honesty and organization.

The report is worth a read, and has great potential to positively influence parents and teachers through it’s thoughtful findings and its helpful tool kits. My hope is that these discoveries and call to action, will help inspire girls to become women who plow through the stereotypes and biases to be the incredible leaders they have the potential to be.