A World-Class Development Studio

Pixel and Texel has been creating made to order apps, VR, websites and backend solutions since 2011. Our team combines decades of code experience, project planning, and coffee drinking to build the bridge that connects brands to consumers.

All development is handled in-house so that our projects can innovate through fast collaboration and iteration. We love building lasting relationships with clients that result in cost-effective, world-class experiences.

 
$5,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2011
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Dallas, TX
headquarters
  • Dallas, TX
    United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Qualcomm, Oculus, Facebook, NCAA, Turner, ForwardXP, Thyssenkrupp, Fleishman-Hillard

Reviews

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VR App Dev for Virtuality Reality Company

"They've been effective working in a space, and with technologies, where there's not a lot of known information yet."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
Project summary: 

Pixel and Texel provided outsourced VR development assistance for a series of products, which required proficiency in a number of technologies (e.g., Modo VR, Java, C++, and Android). 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Dallas, Texas
CTO/Co-founder, Virtual Reality Dev Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Given the team’s familiarity with working with emerging technologies, Pixel and Texel perfectly complemented an in-house team of developers. They are organized and easily accessible, making them an ideal partner. Their involvement fostered business growth and a tolerance for larger projects.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the CTO and co-founder of a virtual reality gaming and experience company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Pixel and Texel?

We have hired Pixel and Texel to provide outsourced VR development assistance for a range of projects, namely app development.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Our projects primarily tasked Pixel and Texel to work with Modo VR, Android, Java, C++, some Photoshop, as well as some emerging technologies.

What is the team composition?

Our team consisted of a series of engineers and designers.

How did you come to work with Pixel and Texel?

I worked with the two co-founders several years ago while at another job. When our need for outsourced assistance came up, I contacted them because I was familiar with their work and knew they'd be competent.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our first engagement lasted from February–April 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

When our collaboration started, our internal team was quite small. We needed extra resources to help complete certain projects. Pixel and Texel was phenomenal in helping us reach those goals. Our team has since grown, so we haven’t had as much recent work with them, but they are definitely people we would go back to if we had more work that we couldn’t handle with our own team. Their involvement helped us accomplish projects that were bigger than what we could normally manage. They've been effective working in a space, and with technologies, where there's not a lot of known information yet.

How did Pixel and Texel perform from a project management standpoint?

Our communication has been efficient through different platforms, including GitHub, Assembla, and Slack. They’re responsive and accessible when we need them. They’re located fairly close to us, so while we try to have regular phone calls, we sometimes visit their office, as well.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They are well-equipped to handle all aspects of VR development, from the design side to the engineering side. I think they are particularly strong in the engineering area.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, we’ve been pleased with their work.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

App Dev for Fashion Rental Service

“They’ve gone above and beyond. They helped us with our artwork for a wireframe even though they didn’t have to.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
Project summary: 

Pixel and Texel provided front end work on a cross-platform mobile app for a C2C fashion rental platform. They’re currently updating and repairing bugs in pre-existing code.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Dallas, Texas
Rachel Sipperley
Founder, rentmywardrobe.com
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Though the project is still in early stages, Pixel and Texel are responsive and have maintained transparent communication regarding deadlines. Thanks to the team’s strong interpersonal skills, development challenges resolve quickly and easily.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the founder of rentmywardrobe.com, a platform that allows consumers to rent clothing to each other.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Pixel and Texel?

We were redoing our app and needed someone to help us rewrite our front end in React Native.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They’re building out our front end. Our existing code had a lot of holes in it, so one of their first tasks after coming on board was to help us sort through that and bring it up to date.

What is the team composition?

We worked directly with two of their developers, although their whole team supported the project.

How did you come to work with Pixel and Texel?

We wanted to partner with a local firm. We ultimately chose Pixel and Texel because we liked how their team had a long experience of working together.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in August 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

We’re still in the early stages but they’ve definitely helped us get organized and move forward.

How did Pixel and Texel perform from a project management standpoint?

We use Pivotal Tracker to manage everything and we’ve been really pleased with how responsive they are. They’re very proactive when it comes to staying on top of deadlines and will always alert us if anything unexpected comes up that might slow down the work.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re very personable and transparent in their communication. Their entire team is very adept from both a technical and a business standpoint, which isn’t a skill all developers have. The strong interpersonal skills have made it easier to resolve problems when they come up.

In terms of the work, they’ve gone above and beyond to help us get things accomplished. They helped us with our artwork for a wireframe even though they didn’t have to.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Not really. I think they’ve been great so far and I’d definitely recommend them.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    I’ve been really impressed with their ability to predict accurately and execute.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    It’s a good value considering their level of experience.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’d highly recommend them.