I guess you could say that POP THE PIXEL founder, Adam Lyons, took his job as a “graphic” designer literally when he got started in San Francisco working in his field for the adult entertainment industry. He was all about the need for good design in what some would deem a taboo trade, and honed in on the market, garnering much success.
You could also say that he was transitioning before it was cool to transition…from adult entertainment to children’s educational entertainment. While one may think that it wouldn’t be the most seamless jump, as noted in his interview with BabyFirstTV, “A good designer can create compelling designs regardless of the type of content,” and that’s exactly what POP THE PIXEL has done since its inception.
Adam had taken his desire to create art, be it web design, graphic design, or logo design, for people from unique and diverse backgrounds, and enrolled at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. It should be noted that he was the first person in his family to attend, and graduate, from college. He valued the education he received, and the skills that he developed, and it sparked his motivation for more firsts in his family, prompting him to start POP THE PIXEL in 2011 from the bedroom of his West Hollywood apartment. I guess you could say that he came full circle.
Speaking of circles, POP THE PIXEL keeps theirs pretty tight. They are a close-knit bunch of artists and developers, with a vested interest in collaborating and creating designs that are insightful and eye-catching. Adam has a keen sense for connecting with people who are at the same time individual, but also thrive as a collective unit when working together for a common goal. This could also explain why the unofficial official uniform is an all black ensemble, with the exception of Friday’s, because on Friday’s they wear pink.
Adam has always felt that fostering his professional relationships the same way he would his personal relationships, has been one of the keys to the success of his company. All of PTP’s clients have his personal phone number, and he is accessible to them for questions and brainstorming sessions, kind of the same way he’d be there for a friend seeking advice on a breakup, or what outfit to wear out that night.
The cutting edge entrepreneurial spirit of POP THE PIXEL, coupled with the talent that they boast, and the unique art that they’ve created, have helped them forge their own path in an industry saturated with the same old same old. We can say with confidence that an idea or design from PTP will be unlike any ideas you’ve had thrown your way. Pop goes the pixel ‘cuz the pixel goes pop!
Have you been convinced? If so, contact POP THE PIXEL to get started. And since social media is the jam these days, follow them on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for daily updates and work that you might not find here.