Hello out there! I'm Ken Palmer, aka PYXL8R, as in "pixelator" … one who deals in pixels.
I’m a graphic designer, artist and musician, and this is definitely the place to learn more about my work. Welcome, friends, colleagues and clients!
As an experienced Art Director and Senior Designer, I have decades of design expertise to share. I'm especially adept at Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat Pro, and I am very fast, flexible, funny, and easy to get along with. But consider yourself forewarned: I've been known to ask the questions in a meeting that nobody else will, to always sweat the details by looking ahead three or four steps, and to always push for more-logical workflows and best practices, and to drag you – sometimes kicking and screaming – along with me. (Try and keep up!) Graphic design is a deadline-oriented business, so I am continuously striving to improve my skill set, and to make my creative output more efficient and more accurate. Why waste time with crude patches and workarounds? That's definitely not my style!
Since July, 2015, after my second contract position as a Graphic Designer at Bristol-Myers Squibb ended (doing pharmaceutical collateral print work and creating interactive PDFs), I am back to freelancing, providing quick and creative design and production work for various clients. I am also currently working almost full-time for a pharmaceutical ad agency, while still actively looking for that elusive new full-time opportunity. (So let’s talk!) I’ve also been known to get involved in audio and video productions, so I’m likely to be juggling several different projects at once, while still trying to carve out some free time to devote to my art and music.
So, if I do NOT answer or return your call immediately, THAT is the reason... but please PLEASE don't stop calling! (Texting is great too!)
...In other words, if I can gather enough candles, I plan to continue to burn them at both ends! ;-)
As you explore this site, you'll learn that I have many interests, including fine art, photography, videography, computers, architecture, industrial design, music and audio recording, and stage lighting. It's nice to have such a full toolbox with which to play and explore. As this hodgepodge of diverse interests overlap and blend together, I embrace the "happy accidents" that the chaos of these collisions often creates. I like to be surprised by the outcome. Why should one live in a boring world?