Where you live and work is unlike any other. Your storytelling should be, too.
Draw attention to local culture and assets to celebrate neighbors past and present and build active, connected, and thriving communities.
Well-articulated community-building and neighborhood branding campaigns harness the power of place to align vision and message.
We work with CDCs, neighborhood groups, business parks, community groups, and campuses to draw out a place’s distinctive identity. We empower mission-focused placemakers with visual and verbal communication toolkits and educational resources that invite your community to build a shared future.
Web Design & Development
Your neighborhood isn’t another dot on the map—it’s a vibrant and dynamic world in itself.
We’re all in on stakeholder buy-in. By listening to you and your stakeholders, and leaning into your lived experience of your neighborhood, we aim to ensure that the end product is something that reflects human and community values.
We take time to select the best materials, vendors, and methods to assure that the final design solution is sustainable, elegant, efficient, and affordable.
We work with organizations that measure success beyond the conventional bottom line. We aren’t interested in building a community narrative that results in the displacement of residents. We want to work with people who draw from a community’s lived experience to accent a story of resilience and celebration that leads to more equitable communities.
“Pixel Parlor turned our diverse service lines and a long list of administrative needs into a friendly, cohesive site that immediately began helping us serve more clients. They put up with our numerous delays, staff turnover and changes of scope. The final product, at www.nkcdc.org, allowed NKCDC to retire five outdated sites and bring their content together at one location that looks and sounds like us. As a community nonprofit dependent on government and foundation support, NKCDC is always looking for ways to improve its efficiency with limited funds. All signs show that investing in Pixel Parlor was one of the best financial decisions we could have made.”
Communication Manager, NKCDC
“It’s been a delight to work with Pixel Parlor to solve our organization’s significant branding conundrum. Prior to engaging the studio, we had a confusing organization name, a successful promotional initiative, and several different sub-brands that all had different logos, typefaces, and color palettes. PXP helped us streamline the whole lot with a suite of logos that referenced the parent organization (with its new name), a handsome and defined set of typefaces, and an easy-to-use style guide with color palettes for all seasons. We’ve enjoyed working with them so much that we’ve enlisted them for projects outside our original scope of work and will continue to do so.”
Brad Maule, Communications Manager
Brad Copeland, Executive Director
Mt. Airy CDC
“Pixel Parlor was great to work with. They listened to our needs and helped come up with a solution that worked for both of us on a website redesign. The team was super communicative and friendly throughout the process, and helped keep our team on track with deliverables and deadlines. Our new website is much more user-friendly and will be something we can continue to update more frequently as our programs, products, and initiatives change! It’s clear they put a lot of work and care into their projects.”
BRANDING AND COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER, IMPACT SERVICES
Mt. Airy CDC (formerly known as Mt. Airy USA) needed a strong brand system that unified their initiatives, communicated their mission, and connected neighbors in meaningful ways to promote and strengthen neighborly bonds within the community..
NKCDC came to us to help transform their website from a burden of inefficiency into a powerful sales tool that is a driving force for everything they do in their community. Aside from a visual facelift to appear more modern, welcoming, and approachable, we worked with NKCDC to help maximize their services efficiently.
Kensington Corridor Trust
We worked hand in hand with this community organization to develop a strong visual identity, brand voice, and messaging that highlights their unwavering commitment to shift power back to the Kensington neighborhood.
Manayunk Development Corporation
The Manayunk Development Corporation (MDC) was in search of a brand refresh that would display the charm and deep history of the Manayunk neighborhood while showcasing the thriving business corridor along Main Street.
To increase stakeholder engagement for Chattahoochee Riverlands, a vast public outdoor space in Metro Atlanta, we designed an interactive, easy-to-use map for landscape architects SCAPE that incorporated proposed plans and storytelling to elicit community support.
Trauma Informed Community
Created as a collaboration between Impact Services and New Kensington Community Development Corporation, this “train the trainer” toolkit provided a comprehensive and accessible guide for those teaching others about trauma in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia.
Why Pixel Parlor?
Consider us your trusted guide to understand your needs and elevate your story with meaningful design. We work hard to get to know you—your struggles, your successes, and everything that makes you unlike any other business or organization out there. With us, you have a seat at the table. We can’t wait to listen to your story.