WE EDUCATE
WE INSPIRE
WE CREATE
OPPORTUNITY

WHO ARE WE?

Successful creative professionals investing in the future

PIXEL™’s instructors, advisors, directors, and leadership come from a wide variety of creative fields such as filmmaking, web and graphic design, video game design, programming, and animation. Combined we have over 200 years of experience working for internationally-known companies and organizations including Walmart, Walt Disney, Sony, and Movado. There is even an Academy Award winner among us.

We are extremely proud of our different experiences and backgrounds; but the one thing that unites us is our dedication to helping our students discover, pursue, and actualize their dream creative career.

WHAT WE DO

Education at the crossroads of creativity and technology

Our programs are designed to allow children, teens, and adults, identify their creative passion, develop the skills necessary to engage with that passion, and set them on a path to having a successful career in the creative arts. We inspire kids through week-long summer camps dedicated to art & technology. We partner with local high schools to create a digital art curriculum for teenagers; and we offer custom-made, post-secondary programming and training for print, web, and motion design careers.

All of us here at PIXEL™ are lifelong learners with not just an eagerness to learn for ourselves; but a passion for sharing what we learn and what we know with our students.

A ROBUST PIPELINE CUSTOMIZED FOR ALL

Educational programs from youth to adult

NERDIES™

Planting the seed of possibility for youth

  • Summer and after school programs for ages 6-15
  • Cutting-edge career exposure
  • Industry professional mentorship
  • Experimentation that inspires creativity

EMBEDDED

Our experts integrated into your classroom

  • Embedded high school partnerships
  • Integrated into the regular school schedule
  • Experts bring career exposure to your classroom
  • Portfolio development for college or the workforce

MASTER

Enhance or advance your career possibilities

  • Multiple Certificate based programs
  • Recent graduates and adults changing careers
  • Industry standard portfolio building skills
  • Individual software training options available

Cutting the gap between
industry and education

Industry experts building the future workforce

INDUSTRY DRIVING EDUCATION

PIXEL™’s relationships with local and national industry leading organizations such as Disney, Sony, and Walmart not only help the students when they graduate but continually influence the everyday instruction PIXEL™ instructors deliver to the classroom. Whether it be through one of our NERDIES™ summer camps, one of our high school partnerships, or an adult class, students will be learning from the industry through the experts using their professional skills everyday.

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MISSION

PIXEL™ understands the trends, challenges, and needs of the current and future workforce. Our goal is to provide solutions to these challenges and needs through a series of programs that provide an education at the intersections of creativity and technology from kindergarten into adulthood.

VISION

PIXEL™ is not a school. It is a culture. Through collaborative efforts with both for-profit and nonprofit entities, PIXEL™ will develop qualified professionals who can compete and succeed in the open market. Northwest Arkansas will be known as a hub of creativity that can serve as a model for the rest of the country.

VALUES

STEAM education is critical to our mission. Underlying STEAM, however, is Creativity with a capital “C.”. Creativity and creative thinking are the very core of what we do. We want to put the C in STEAM and we will do that by teaching children and adults how to be successful digital artist one pixel at a time.

“A man cannot understand the art he is studying if he only looks for the end result without taking the time to delve deeply into the reasoning of the study.” - Miyamoto Musashi

THE FUTURE OF PIXEL™

A world-class destination for digital media education in Arkansas

PIXEL™’s long-term vision is one of global recognition. In this vision, PIXEL™ is an incubator for digital creatives; a design shop for the community; and a hub for innovators of all ages. Our vision includes an active agency working on real projects in the building creating an environment where students are exposed to a professional environment and industry professionals can easily break away to teach. It is the physical and digital space that bridges the gap between real world work and education. 

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