The Halftone Pixel Team

Kris Trudeau

Owner | Front-End Developer & Graphic Designer

Awards and Nominations

2015: Finalist in Vancouver Island’s 2015 Top 20 Under 40.
2014: Chosen as one of the Comox Valley’s Top 40 Under 40.
2013: Finalist in Vancouver Island’s 2013 Top 20 Under 40.
2012: Nominated as one of Vancouver Island’s Top 100 Under 40.

With over fifteen years as a website and graphic designer, Kris Trudeau has established one of the Comox Valley’s premiere website and graphic design studios, Halftone Pixel Website Design, which celebrated its fifth anniversary in December 2016.

Kris has been a senior-level front-end developer, print designer and project manager for over fifteen years. Kris first started out briefly in the print industry however succumbed to the allure of the online world. Since then, the breadth of her experience includes seven years of personnel management experience and two years as a creative director, and a whole lot of project management experience.

After eleven years employed by others, Kris had her own ideas about running a business her own way; a desire to implement her own policies, philosophies and style of comprehensive project and workflow management. In 2011, Kris put her theories to the test and started Halftone Pixel Website Design & Consulting with nothing but a laptop, an internet connection, an outdated book of colour swatches from 1991 and some notions about how a business in this industry could be run better. Brand new to the Comox Valley with no connections, no networks to draw from, Kris was undeterred and eager to take on the challenge. Kris learned quickly that not only did her ideas have merit, they created an environment which resonated with customers, resulting in a steady supply of work that continues to grow.

Halftone Pixel now has clients across Canada; the majority of which came to her through word of mouth. She attributes her success to the solid processes and project management skills she has honed during her eleven years in the corporate world, prior to Halftone Pixel. Kris’s career successes have not gone unnoticed; she has four articles published by Small Business BC and was named one of the Comox Valley’s Top 40 Under 40 in 2014, a finalist in Vancouver Island’s Top 20 Under 40 in 2013 & 2015.

Kris believes in community and giving back. Kris regularly donates her talents to various Comox Valley nonprofit organizations and currently sits on the Comox Valley Community Foundation board. In the past, Kris has sat on several boards including Young Professionals Comox Valley, the Comox Valley Women in Business, BNI Olympic Gold, 60 Minutes Toastmasters. Through Halftone Pixel, she supports various local charities like Y.A.N.A. and Rotary through event sponsorship, and a portion of each sale goes to a local charity, from which the Comox Valley Transition Society, Dawn to Dawn and the CV Transistion
Society have benefitted.

When Kris isn’t pushing pixels, she is a regular at the Courtenay Badminton Club and enjoys more hobbies than she has time for including: hiking, paddleboarding and mountain biking. She has also written a sci-fi novel called TimeShift. For more information on the book, visit timeshift-novel.com.

John Vis

Affectionately nicknamed “JV” by Kris, John leads the department of “Anything Deemed Too Nerdy for Kris.”

John has many years of experience in the realm of most things nerdy, including database development, programming, hosting, domains, email, etc… and the list goes on an on. You’re most likely to hear from John if you required technical troubleshooting or if your email needs to be set up, but mostly he’s a behind-the-scenes kind of guy, strong and silent… well, silent anyway… well, not even then. But he’s back there working hard to ensure that your site works the way it needs to in a way that is sustainable and safe.

Our Amazing Contractors

We can’t do everything we do here alone, and Halftone Pixel frequently brings in other local contractors to help with projects as required. We’re so happy that the Comox Valley is teeming with talented people—it means that we don’t have to do it all, we can focus on what makes us best, and bring in other people who are the best in their areas. The contractors we work have the same guiding principles of what makes a good project: Putting the client’s needs first.

Some of the amazing contractors we work with are: