Jan 3, 2018

Moving Out and Moving Up

Pixl Production is on the road more weeks than we would like to admit each year. Our travels have taken us from coast to coast and then some and we wouldn’t have it any other way. In between all of that packing and unpacking, we’ve called an office in downtown Dallas our home, and now we’re packing that up too.

For us, working remotely comes naturally because our office is so often offsite anyway—at video shoots, at convention centers, at our clients’ headquarters. Not only that, we have well-established relationships with trusted contractors in every city we do business. As a result, we’re really (really) adept at getting things done without having everyone at the underground bunker. And it has become apparent to our team, after 5 years at the downtown office, that it’s time to embrace what makes us great.

Pixl is moving home. Literally.

There are obvious advantages to a remote office, like no more meetings delayed because someone is stuck in traffic. No more parking garage fees. No more maintenance of a building that isn’t even our own. But what we’re really excited about is showcasing what our team can do now that they’re completely unleashed.

Studies have shown that employee communication, engagement, and efficiency improve without brick and mortar. But we don’t need science to prove that. Our current company culture—born on the road and honed out of necessity—is proof enough. And of course we think: if we’re already communicative, engaged and efficient, what happens if we take it to the next level?

So here we are. Moving out in order to move it up a gear. Yes, we’re going to miss our water-cooler banter, our in-office pranks, and our 17th floor view. But we’re excited about circumventing the time zone system, turning commute time into can-do time, and never feeling beholden to the weather.

Basically, we’re excited about our future, and we’ve chosen Neil Armstrong as our mascot. He worked remotely. From the moon. And what he reminds us every day is that the sky is the limit, especially when you’re not wasting your time waiting on the ground floor for the elevator.