Rock Paper Pixel is a brand strategy and design studio with locations in New York and San Francisco. We build new brands and create custom design solutions for our clients. We work on projects both large and small, within many different industries, so our approach is always tailored to meet your needs.
We partner with our clients to ensure the design process is smooth and easy. Your priorities are our priorities. We have the flexibility to work with both large corporate clients and small businesses. Whatever your design need might be, Rock Paper Pixel brings personal attention and smart solutions.
In addition to our experienced in-house team, we offer the resources of our strategic partners. Our clients are secure in the knowledge that Rock Paper Pixel brings the perfect team to every project. We are committed to creating work that is smart and original, but also sustainable. Whether we are printing with soy inks, or hosting your new website on a server powered by renewable energy, we can help you find greener options that will save you money.
Read more about each of us below …
Dervla graduated from the National College of Art and Design in Dublin, Ireland in 1994, with a degree in Visual Communication. She has worked in the branding and design field ever since. Dervla moved to San Francisco after graduation and worked at an award-winning design studio for several years before starting her own design practice. Dervla also studied in the first website design program in the U.S — The Multimedia Studies Program at San Francisco State University. She created branding campaigns for many dot com start-ups during the tech boom in San Francisco. While in San Francisco, Dervla and Tod Wohlfarth became friends, discovering a shared design aesthetic. Dervla re-located to New York and founded Rockpaperpixel with Tod in 2003.
Dervla is also a Visiting Instructor at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn where she teaches in Pratt’s Undergraduate Communications Design program.
Tod has over 20 years experience in the creative community. His first foray was in Hollywood in the field of film editing. After graduating from UC Berkeley with a major in Film and American Studies, he dabbled in club promotion, art events and event production before completing a graphic design apprenticeship under the tutelage of acclaimed designer Chase Watts (formerly of Tolleson Design, San Francisco). Tod jumped to the East Coast in 2001, working for a variety of studios and publications before venturing out on his own, founding Rock Paper Pixel with fellow San Francisco ex-pat Dervla Clarke.
When not pushing pixels around, Tod enjoys expanding his horticultural skills at his weekend home in upstate New York.
Randy trained in Silicon Valley, before moving to New York with his family. Randy brings his expertise with all manner of website programming to Rockpaperpixel’s online projects. Clean code is Randy’s specialty. From Content Management Systems and E-Commerce functionality, to WordPress blogs and Email Newsletter campaigns, Randy ensures that your marketing materials look great and function smoothly. Randy also excels at the web marketing strategies required to maximize your website traffic and search engine rankings.
Digital Image Specialist/Music Composition
A native Californian, Jamie has over 20 years experience working with digital media, both audio and visual. Jamie uses advanced color-correction and retouching techniques to transform images for both screen and print, maximizing the visual impact of the images promoting your brand. He also has extensive experience as a music composer and producer, and creates original audio soundtracks for online and tv projects.
Camila Burbano De Lara
Camila received her B.A. in graphic design from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. She has also studied at the Rhode Island School of Design. Born and raised in Ecuador, Camila brings a multi-disciplinary approach to her work. Fluent in Spanish and Portuguese, as well as English, Camila is also an accomplished painter and print-maker.
Every project is unique, with a different set of goals and objectives. It’s very important to have the right expertise for each project. We have developed a close-knit group of partners whose experience complements the work we do. We have long-standing professional relationships with our partners, and have developed many successful projects together.
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Michelle has managed brands for over 20 years – with 15 years in marketing for Procter & Gamble, Pepperidge Farm and Remy Cointreau and over 5 years as senior vice president for Sterling Brands, a leading brand strategy and creative agency in New York. At Sterling, Michelle focused her efforts on strategy, consumer insight, package design and trends for top tier food and lifestyle brands. Michelle currently operates her own branding consultancy offering strategy, positioning and market research.
Chris runs a development team, specializing in advanced website and application development. At the heart of Chris and his team’s approach is a dedication to research and discovery within emerging web technologies. They employ a modular and architectural programming approach. Rock Paper Pixel has worked with Chris on many complex website projects, including Open Source software applications, E-Commerce projects, Video enabled websites and much more. Chris and his team specialize in building custom back-end administration systems that our clients and their staff can use to update content and control many aspects of website functionality.
Charlie W. Denison
San Francisco Bay Area Creative Partner
After acquiring his B.F.A. from Missouri State University, Charlie made his way west, working with several highly regarded studios in San Francisco. His work has been honored by Communication Arts, Graphis, How Magazines as well as by the New York Art Directors Club, AIGA and is in the permanent collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Charlie heads up his own agency Civil Engine and represents Rock Paper Pixel on the west coast along with his highly skilled team.
Jen Maguire offers extensive experience in Public Relations and Marketing Communications for a wide variety of pop culture, lifestyle, consumer product, fashion, entertainment, media and B2B brands. Prior to launching her own firm in 2002, Jen’s in-house corporate experience included working with Revlon, Playboy Enterprises, BET Publishing, Primedia, and the Seventeen brand – including 200 live teen events yearly.