About Halftone Pixel

“My name is Kris Trudeau and I’ve been creating websites, logos and printed materials for small and medium businesses for over 17 years. After 8 years in the private sector, I started Halftone Pixel because I believed it was possible to have a professional looking website or printed materials that also got the results that business owners wanted, and more importantly, needed, to see a return on their investment.”

In December, 2011, Kris put her theories to the test and started Halftone Pixel Website Design with nothing but a laptop, an internet connection, an outdated book of colour swatches from 1991 and some notions about how a business in this industry could be run better. She was brand new to Vancouver Island and had no connections—no networks to draw from. Undeterred and eager to take on the challenge, she quickly learned that not only did her ideas have merit, they really resonated with customers, resulting in a steady supply of work that has continued to grow.

Today, Kris and Halftone Pixel works with businesses on beautiful Vancouver Island and across Canada to build websites, logos and printed materials that not only look good, but get results.

Awards and Nominations

  • Best Website/Graphic Designer

    2017, 2016, 2015: Halftone Pixel won the Reader’s Choice award for Best Web/Graphic Designer in the Comox Valley.

  • Best Small Business Nominee

    2016: Nominated for Best Small Business in the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce’s annual community awards.

  • Best New Business Nominee

    2014:  Halftone Pixel was again nominated in the Best New Business category in the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Community Awards.

  • Best New Business Finalist

    2013: Halftone Pixel was one of the top three finalists in the Best New Business category in the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Community Awards.

What We Believe

  • INTENTIONAL, PURPOSEFUL DESIGN PRACTICES

    Any person can create a logo or a website in the same way any person can drive a car by getting in the driver’s seat and slamming the pedal to the floor. The difference is that we take the time to understand the business, its future, its past, its challenges and most  importantly, its customers and its message.

  • CLIENT SUCCESS COMES FIRST

    Our success comes only after the success of our clients. Businesses invest in themselves through us, and we take this trust very seriously. We’re not here to build our portfolio, we’re here to help business owners take their business to the next level.

  • LOCAL HIRING PRACTICES

    We love the Comox Valley; we love the people and we love the lifestyle and we want to see our region, and the people of our region succeed, so they can grow and help others in the same way we’ve helped them.

  • STRENGTHENING OUR COMMUNITY

    We believe strongly in community—people helping people—and Halftone Pixel favours helping many through empowering a key few. By donating design work to organizations which may not otherwise have access, the results can be profound.

Halftone Pixel History

Halftone Pixel Website Design & Consulting has been connecting businesses with customers through professional engaging website and graphic design since 2011. We offer a range of services to help businesses establish themselves more effectively in the minds of viewers and customers through better visual communication. We create identities and assets for businesses that connect meaningfully with their target demographic using professional design and effective, engaging messaging. Okay, okay, that’s a bunch of jargon. What we do here is design websites, logos, printed materials and social media assets for businesses, and from what we’ve heard from our customers, we do it rather well. But there’s so much more to Halftone Pixel than design, pixels and bandwidth.

Halftone Pixel celebrated its sixth anniversary in December of 2017 and the successes enjoyed in the business’s infancy have exceeded the expectations of owner Kris Trudeau. For nearly eleven years prior to Halftone Pixel, Kris was employed by a number of larger business and their policies, philosophies and project management styles left her with a nagging feeling that it could all be done better.