About

Pixelsmith is a web development company based in Minneapolis. We work closely with designers and creative agencies to bring projects to life with true digital craftsmanship–that means form and function. Together, we’ll build something amazing.


Specialties


Content Management Systems

Websites built with a CMS give administators a behind-the-scenes interface to easily edit and manage content any time. If you want to frequently update your site without a developer’s help, a CMS is probably a smart move.

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  • Choosing to build your website with a CMS can be a higher initial investment, but it pays off if you need to frequently update content without a developer. We’ll help you decide what’s right for you.
  • We use WordPress as our CMS of choice because it’s efficient, flexible, and easy to use. If you can use a computer, it is likely you can use WordPress.
  • We custom-build themes to match your design and functionality needs. Almost any website design can work with a CMS.
  • If a CMS that requires constant developer interaction, it wasn’t built right. Our content management systems let you manage your site on your own — we only step in if you need to add new features.

Mobile & Responsive Websites

Mobile devices are changing the way we experience the web. Pixelsmith understands responsive design and can optimize a user’s experience across a wide range of devices.

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  • Mobile traffic is way up and claiming a huge share of overall web traffic. (80% of all online adults now own smartphones.) This means your website should be two things — responsive and fast.
  • Responsive web design (RWD) is an approach to creating sites that offer an optimal user experience — easy to view, read, and navigate — across a wide range of devices, from desktop computers to mobile phones.
  • A responsive website offers access and usability to billions more devices, but only costs 20-30% more on average.
  • Good mobile practices will actually benefit all of your solutions for CMSes, emails, and even desktop performance.

Performance

Today users are viewing emails on more email clients and devices than ever before. Be sure your audience gets the right message — let Pixelsmith build your custom design and handle the delivery process.

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  • Mobile devices can’t always handle the same components as desktop websites, which affects load time. Pixelsmith can create a “performance budget,” which sets ideal page weight and load time benchmarks for mobile devices.
  • If your site has a need for speed, a content delivery network (CDN) could be the solution. Rather than downloading from a single server, assets are distributed from multiple servers in different regions — so pages load effortlessly and high traffic is no problem.

Know•how

One website can require a dozen coding languages, libraries, and devices to develop. At Pixelsmith, we keep up on constantly evolving technology and trends — so we can bring even your most challenging ideas to life.

  • HTML5
  • PHP
  • WordPress
  • CSS3 & SCSS
  • Javascript & jQuery
  • FTP/SFTP
  • Browser Support
  • Git
  • Grunt
  • Linux
  • Apache
  • MySQL
  • Email
  • Terminal (Shell/SSH)

Our Team

Krimo Hafsaoui

Developer

Krimo likes the more technical aspect of websites, and when not tinkering with JavaScript or PHP, he can be found in the kitchen making baguettes or drinking wine with a good meal.

Channa Halvorson

Project Manager

With a background in design combined with project management experience, Channa is able to pay attention to detail while keeping the client’s wants and needs in mind. She has a passion to create great work all while throwing a few jokes in the mix. Besides work, Channa loves baking, crafting and playing with her kids.

Cody Misura

Developer

A graduate of Prime Digital Academy, Cody joined the team in 2015. With every site he builds he's always trying to create a stronger foundation, make the code easier to understand and create a better experience for the end user. When not making the internet a better place, he's either looking for a dry fly hatch on local trout streams or chasing grouse with his dog, Augie.

Dylan Guerber

Developer

As a web developer with a background in design, Dylan loves building beautiful, responsive websites. Whether developing complex animations or organizing a site’s admin, he’s always focused on creating a final product that’s functional, fun and easy to use. When he’s not building websites, you can usually find Dylan biking, digging through records, or playing synthesizers.

Mike Voermans

Founder

Always pushing the extra mile, Mike has been building websites since before you had to git, gulp, grunt, minify, concatenate and prefix. He's known to always believe whatever the client comes up with is possible and pushes everyone else on the team to take it one step further. When not tinkering with sites he's often spending time with his wife, daughter and dog.

You

Future Pixelsmither

Are you the next best developer? Do you believe that the best sites come from a blend of design + development? We want to know, send us your information to work@pixelsmith.co.

Partners

Pixelsmith’s work wouldn’t be possible without the people and agencies behind the designs. Want to partner up?

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  • Front- & Back-end Web Development
  • Mobile & Responsive Websites
  • Content Management Systems (CMS)
  • Email Development & Delivery
  • API Integration & Custom Widgets
  • CRM Integration
  • Web-based Transitions & Animation
  • Performance & Optimization

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