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Samee Callahan

Samee Callahan: A Winding Path to Excitement

Hello, fellow Bakery fans. Welcome to this blog post about me, Samee Callahan, the new Associate Creative Director at Pixel Bakery. I’ve taken a short but winding journey to this seat. In my four years as a professional, I’ve worked as a graphic designer in-house, a small shop, and a large marketing agency.

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Jordan Lambrecht

An Introduction to our Technology Stack

An internal process document that we provide to new hires. It outlines all of the different technologies, terminologies, apps, and programs that our employees will be using daily during their tenure with us.

education
Brenna Bode

The Brenna Bode Starter Pack

Hi friends! I’m Brenna- Pixel Bakery’s new ~Studio Manager~ and I’m so excited to be here. I’ll be making sure everything is running smoothly in the office and keeping Jordan sane.

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Maria Smal

Black History Month: A History in Black Cinematography

Last, but certainly not least, in our 3-part Black History Month series – a history in Black cinematography. While the rest of the year will be focused on highlighting modern creatives, we’re wrapping up BHM with another look into the past.

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Jordan Lambrechts

Pixel Bakery: Creative Direction

This is a scan of a newspaper article clipping. The article has disappeared off of the web and the original publication, LNK News, is now defunct. We pulled a copy from our records and created a high-resolution scan for historical and archival purposes. The original article is dated March 1, 2018 and appeared in LNK News.

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Miranda Hussey

Black History Month: A History in Black Photography

Pixel Bakery is a design studio that specializes in animation, photography, videography, and graphic art. For Black History Month, we have been exploring the histories of our various crafts and spending the final few weeks of February highlighting the Black creatives that have shaped the industry we’re a part of. To find last week’s piece on animation.

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Maria Smal

Black History Month: A History in Black Animation

Pixel Bakery is a design studio that specializes in animation, photography, videography, and graphic art. We couldn’t be more thankful to our community for letting us do what we love every single day. It’s Black History Month, and we figured we would explore the histories of our various crafts and spend the next few weeks highlighting the Black creatives that have shaped the industry we’re a part of.

amplify & educate
Jordan Lambrecht

List of Video/Image Formats in 2021 Supporting Alpha Channels

Almost every forum I’ve reviewed references an article that has not been updated since 2008. Since it is now 2021 and over a decade later, I figured I would try to provide an updated version. This should be especially useful for Twitch streamers (stream overlays) and OBS/Streamlabs users.

education
Maria Smal

Dan the Man

Daniel Hinz is an award-winning illustrative artist in his final year at UNL, and we couldn’t help but share his incredible senior Capstone project with you all. (Honestly, we just wanted to show him off… try not to get too jealous.)

education
Miranda Hussey

Busy AF and Living in a Pandemic

Approaching the end of 2020 we all know one thing for certain, time isn't real. As it turns out, the main way the human world functions is by pretending time is real and adhering to a bunch of things like rules, deadlines, circadian rhythms… When a global pandemic arrives and your country (and especially your state 👀) doesn’t handle it very well, apparently all of that structure goes out the window and we become feral goblins unsure of how to exist within our own homes.

editorial
Jordan Lambrecht

The Nebraska Creative

The Nebraska Creative is your go-to resource for discovering design, advertising, and creative agencies in the heart of the Midwest – aka good ol’ Nebraska.

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Jordan Lambrecht

Using Trim Paths to Animate Text

Today we’re going to talk about how to animate the illusion of text being drawn/painted onto the screen in After Effects using Trim Paths.

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Madeline Christensen

Our Favorite Local Businesses to Support During COVID-19

Who knew the new decade would begin like this? Confined to our homes, communicating through screens, virtually no in-person gatherings, and an unimaginable amount of people struggling to survive without jobs that rely on human interaction. 2019, if you’re listening, we didn’t mean what we said about you. Take us back!

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Kaitlyn Pfannenstiel

Looking Back While Simultaneously Looking Forward

Hi there! I’m Kaitlyn, Pixel Bakery’s freshest intern, and definitely not a seasoned baker. It turns out that mistaking powdered sugar for flour drastically affects the results of chocolate chip cookies — lesson learned. However, despite my lack of literal baking skills, you can count on me, the new Account Executive Apprentice, to stay on top of everything that is thrown my way and to keep it all organized (in a color-coded manner, of course).

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Natalie Roetman

Mastering the Art of “Slowly but Surely” and Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

Hey there, I’m Natalie! I’m Pixel Bakery’s newest addition to the team. I’m the Account Executive, which means I’ll try my best not to be a nag, but you’ll be hearing from me a lot. I’m the one who communicates what our clients want to our creatives, and present what the creatives whip up to our clients.

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Madeline Christensen

Ten Tips For Using Adobe After Effects

Here are ten tips for anyone wanting to plunge into the daunting, fascinating, infuriating, yet always rewarding world of Adobe After Effects and motion design.

education
Josie Sittig

Cookbook Recipes: Halloween Monster Toes

Hey, look! We actually have an employee that can bake. Here’s her recipe on monster toe breadsticks, just in time for Halloween!

From the Desk of
Karley Johnson

The Sustainable Consumer

Over the past few years, I’ve made a real effort in becoming a more sustainable consumer.

From the Desk of
Jordan Lambrecht

Generate Assets in Photoshop for Web Images

In this tutorial: I’ll go over how we utilize the Generate Assets tool inside of Adobe Photoshop to quickly modulate web-ready image assets.

education
Jordan Lambrecht

3D Model: Polaroid Camera

Long story short: I thought it would be really funny to take all of my polaroids and stretch that weird human tendency even further by 3D modeling them in Cinema 4D.

experimental
Josie Sittig

Owning Your Own Brand

I recently read “Boss Bitch” by Nicole Lapin. This book is all about how to strengthen your personal brand. When I first started to think about how to build my own personal brand I immediately thought about my social channels.

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Mitch Johnson

Lincoln, Nebraska: This is for You

Lincoln- I am proud to say, is filled with these bright and shiny lights. These humans that create their art, and make their difference. They feel the responsibility to build a better future through their creations.

editorial
Mitch Johnson

The Power of Extra: Guerilla Marketing and Novelty

Guerrilla Marketing is a strategy in which low-cost unconventional means (sampling, freebies, videos) are utilized, often in a localized fashion or large network of individual cells, to convey or promote a product or an idea.

editorial
Jordan Lambrecht

Tutorial: Crash Course on Motion2

This is a quick and dirty tutorial on Mt. Mograph’s Motion2 plugin for After Effects.

education
Mitch Johnson

Mind the Gap

There are gaps in our education. No secret there, right? Personal finance, communication skills, sales skills, and leadership development might not have made it onto your syllabus. This means it’s on us to fill those gaps.

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Tony Bertino

Helping Uplift Community Art

This summer, we worked with local eCommerce company Spreetail on their latest community involvement event.

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Jordan Lambrecht

BTS: Storyboards for Lincoln Calling

Now that Lincoln Calling 2018 has come to a close, we wanted to share with you our storyboarding process.

behind the scenes
Josh Hoepner

Ovenside Chats w/ Josh III

On September 3rd, 2018 at 2:20 PM, a former NFL player posted a simple image on Twitter. The image was a portrait of himself with two lines of text spanning from cheek to cheek. What followed was unprecedented.

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Jordan Lambrecht

Nebraska Type Challenge – 01/30 Ampersand

This week officially kicks off the Nebraska Type Challenge, a 30 week typography experiment that Pixel Bakery is helping put on.

Nebraska Type Challenge 2018
Tony Bertino

Our Top 10 Films of All Time (In No Particular Order)

As a production studio and creative shop, we’re naturally curious and always learning, using what we see in television and film in an attempt to answer our creative questions.

editorial
Elaina Dye

A Sprinkle of Inspiration

The point of this post isn’t to tell you to “just go for it,” because sometimes that advice is wrong and thinking it out is the right choice.

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Karley Johnson

The Space You Create In Matters

I’m a firm believer that the space you create in dictates what the end result of your project will be.

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Josh Hoepner

Ovenside Chats w/ Josh

Intro to Color Theory (or colour if you’re British and need to tell everyone)

education
Tony Bertino

Pixel Bakery wins five ADDY awards

Last weekend, Pixel Bakery was awarded two golds and three silvers in five different categories at the Nebraska ADDY Awards.

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Tony Bertino

Our 2018 ADDY Award winning work

We had a pretty good showing at this year’s ADDY’s. View the winning work below, and drop us a line if you want to get in on this list next year.

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Jordan Lambrecht

After Effects Rendering Workflow

Hiya. Here’s a quick guide written for my students on what Pixel Bakery uses for our render workflow.

education
Jordan Lambrecht

Student Calendar Sketches – January

After reading this post on reddit, I decided it would be cool to have my design students try this project out.

education
Jordan Lambrecht

NEW SWAG WHO DIS

We got new swag!

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Karley Johnson

The Tale of Two Careers

When I graduated college back in 2015 with my art degree and advertising degree, my prospects were grim being a creative, specifically a designer in the new world of adulting.

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Lynsey Erickson

Repetition and Revision in the Creative Process

Pixel Bakery recently created a logo for Omaha Spring Cleanup, an annual initiative by Keep Omaha Beautiful that focuses on community beautification and environmental education.

Behind the Scenes
Sophie Lorenz

Day 2

I stayed fairly productive all day, continuing to hone in and solidify a strong mood board for Pixel Bakery’s style guide.

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Jordan Lambrecht

We won our first ADDY!

We now have as many ADDY’s as Leo DiCaprio has Oscars. Congrats to all the 2017 ADDY Awards winners.

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