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Johnny Redd

Johnny Redd Brings the Pink to Pixel

Hey, what's up?! My name is Johnny (they/them) and I'm the newest Multimedia Designer at Pixel Bakery.

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Maddie Hahn

The Stream of Conscience Podcast

SEAchange co-founders Graham and Kyle visit with our Director and Founder, Jordan Lambrecht, to discuss the fully-baked company values the company tastefully leverages to impact the lives of employees and community members alike. Tune in for an enticing conversation about the importance of ingraining work-life balance, transparency, and mutual respect into the soul of a business.

Interview
Jordan Lambrecht

All Good Things

We have some news :)

Announcements
Jordan Lambrecht

Rotating Instagram CDNs with NextJS

I recently ran into an issue where I wanted to use NextJS's image optimization feature to display several images from Instagram.

From the Desk of
Jordan Lambrecht

How Can I Support You?

I run a small, 11-person animation studio in the Midwest (shameless plug: @pixelbakery). As any small business owner knows, you’re only as good as your team.

from the desk of
Rebecca Cook

Ingredients for a Creative’s Work-Life Balance

Hello hello, my name is Rebecca and I am the newest animator at Pixel Bakery! A little background about myself is I’m originally a Cali girl, but I’ve been bouncing around the midwest for most of my life now—growing up in Omaha, earning my Bachelors of Fine Arts from the Kansas City Art Institute, and rolling to a stop in Lincoln to be the newest Cook in Pixel Bakery’s Kitchen.

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Lizzie Moore

New Kid on the Block

My name is Lizzie and I'm the new Post-Production apprentice here at Pixel Bakery!

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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.

Announcements
Jordan Lambrecht

An Introduction to our Technology Stack

An internal process document that we provide to New Hire about the different technologies, terminologies, apps, and programs we use.

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.

education
Jordan Lambrecht

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.

press & media
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
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 Cannon

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

A solution of choice in motion marketing

Jordan Lambrecht, co-founder, and one of three managing partners of Lincolns Pixel Bakery Motion Studio pulls no punches in describing the early days of the four-year-old motion marketing production house.

Press & Media
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.

Announcements
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.

education
Madeline Christensen

Local Businesses to Support During COVID-19

We compiled a list of our favorite local businesses and artists you can support while we're all staying at home with way too much time to meditate.

editorial
Lindsey Stewart

Bake It ‘Till You Make It

What’s up, I’m Lindsey Stewart, the newest bun in the Pixel Bakery oven!

from the desk of
Gabby Giesler

PB wins silver at AIGA Nebraska 2019 Show

This past weekend, Pixel Bakery was honored to earn a silver award for their work on SoulPancake: The Price of Free at the 2019 AIGA Show.

Announcements
Madeline Christensen

Ten Tips For Using Adobe After Effects

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

A 3D model of a Polaroid Land Camera created in Cinema 4D and rendered with Arnold.

Announcements
Josie Sittig

Owning Your Own Brand

When I first started to think about how to build my own personal brand I immediately thought about my social channels.

from the desk of
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.

Announcements
Madeline Christensen

How To Cure Your Seasonal Depression

I’ve lived in Nebraska my whole life, and when you live in Nebraska, you get used to talking about the weather.

Announcements
Karley Johnson

Becoming A Motion Designer

When I decided at eighteen years old what I should probably do with the rest of my life, I settled on a career as a journalist. Fast forward a year, and I decided that really wasn’t the thing for me–I wanted to design, too.

editorial
Tony Bertino

We won an award for the way we run our business

A few weeks ago, Jordan, Karley and I were honored to accept the New Company Entrepreneur Award from the Nebraska Center for Entrepreneurship.

Announcements
Tony Bertino

Helping Uplift Community Art

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

Announcements
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.

from the desk of
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.

Announcements
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.

from the desk of
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.

from the desk of
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.

Announcements
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
Karley Johnson

The Tale of Two Careers

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

From the Desk of
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.

Announcements
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.

Announcements