Pixelingo is a small consultancy founded by Carolyn Wood, providing user-experience-focused writing, editing, and content/creative strategy for businesses (micro to massive), nonprofits, designers, indie book publishers, and magazines. Based in a grey, drizzly, secret hideaway, I work with clients from New York to Belgium to Japan. Welcome to my soon-to-be-redesigned unwebsite, the long and skinny site, the site that Time forgot.
for more information about our services.
What I Can Do For You
If you'd like to use my web or print services, I take my job seriously—and work on every detail until the page cries out for mercy. I'm going to ask a lot of questions until you, too, are crying out for mercy. But I want our work to be enjoyable even when the subject matter is all business. I want to laugh, to create, to solve puzzles, and to enjoy the collaboration. And I won't make you jump through countless hoops to get your project done. Creating a smart site, though it requires some sharp thinking and clear, enthusiastic communication, should be much easier than that. The only hoops around here are of the Hula variety.
Of course, it all varies according to the project. You may want someone to open your eyes to a world of possibilities you hadn't considered. You may want to just hand something over and say, “Please have my back. Don't let me embarrass myself. I want to look better than my best.” You may want to build something new from the ground up and need someone who knows how to help make that happen. Sites, projects, articles, apps, books, strategy, tactics, secret meetings with someone who will tell you straight out that there's some toilet paper stuck to your shoe, rebranding, discovering what you are really good at...I do it all. Perhaps, above all, I'm here to help you find your voice and then use it, whether you are one person or a larger group.
My aim is to have you walk away knowing that something good happened. Something much better than you expected. LIke a designer, first I unearth, with you, whether we're right for each other. Then I base my work on LISTENING, thinking, solving problems, editing, solid principles, research, experience, love of my work, and a set of sensibilities.
I know, as I'm sure you do, that businesses and their customers are made of real, live people who are no more interested in plowing through thick, unreadable filler and jargon than anyone else. Instead, let's have an adventure with words, pictures, stories, interaction, and share it with your visitors, readers, users—we'll aim for just enough so that they eagerly return, plates licked clean, saying, “More, please!”.
Ligature, Loop, and Stem
The Manual (editor)
Former roles as editor-in-chief: Codex journal of typography, Digital Web Magazine
Individual sites such as Veerle's Blog and Duoh!
Three years as Acquisitions Editor of A List Apart
Editor of an upcoming book by Cennydd Bowles to be published by Mark Boulton Design's 5 Simple Steps imprint
Writing or consulting for a wide range of clients including Johnson and Johnson, Adobe, and Sabre Travel Networks; artists such as William Steiger; authors; and experts on the web such as Stephanie Sullivan, Matthew Smith, Lea Alcantara, Derek Featherstone, Simon Collison, and Dan Mall.
Articles including “Putting Our Hot Heads Together,” published by A List Apart
New Site and Blog Launch
I hope to have an improved site in the fall and also launch a blog. Scientific studies prove that the most-used words on the web are "Redesign coming soon," "Awesome,"and "Blogs are dead." Well, here I am. One out of three.
This address is only checked occasionaly and is not for packages. Be sure to email me to find out my actual address. Thanks so much.
Copyright © Carolyn Wood. All Rights Reserved.