What do we do?
Pixelcrunchr is a San Francisco Bay Area based studio focused on creating immersive brand-engaging applications and experiences. In essence, we are a hybrid studio, focusing on accelerating innovation for our clients, from developing minimum viable products for start-ups, working on prototypes for retail applications, ideation of financial workflows for 2020, or just seeing a need in the marketplace, and building it ourselves. Our goal is to realize each clients’ vision in a tangible experience.
Our approach is simple, analyze each clients’ unique vision, coordinate collaborative teams of expert colleagues, and iterate frequently. This process allows us to employ on demand resources to tackle projects of varying size and scope, while reducing project overhead, and keep project teams nimble so we can adapt to iterative feedback.
Our clients’ work ranges from industry-defining brand icons like Google, MTV/Harmonix, Electronic Arts, and NIKE, to exploring new frontiers on ventures with startups and entrepreneurs, our award-winning work spans a range of industries from marketing, advocacy, and education to technology, finance and entertainment.
Founder / Interactive Director
Jamal Berkeley has been designing and building experiences since the mid 90’s, culminating in the evolution of pixelcrunchr. Working with great companies like Google, MTV, Microsoft, EA, NIKE, Nestle, Budweiser, Harmonix, Johnson & Johnson, Dodge, Sprint and Sega, to pioneering agencies like Mekanism, Obscura Digital, MAS Event & Design, and TEAK Digital.
While as Interactive Director at TEAK Digital, worked with Google to Launch the Nexus One Phone and online marketing campaign, built the award-winning YouTube Channel for Search Stories in preparation for there first Broadcast Commercial aired during the 2010 SuperBowl, and a fundraising campaign for Children’s Hospital of Oakland.
His work at Mekanism includes the production of numerous award-winning sites including NOLAF.org, Dodge RamChallenge.com, Needforspeed.com, Mekanism.com, BoostUp.org, CureCD.com, LetGreenThisCity.com and the microsite for MTV Games/Harmonix’s epically popular, relationship-destroying Rock Band video game.
When he’s not building educational games with his twins, you can usually find him sailing on the bay or shreddin’ the gnar gnar pow pow in Tahoe or wherever else there’s gnar and/or pow that needs shreddin’.
Jamal is an incredibly talented individual — gets digital better than most. Understands the big picture, and will assert massive commitment to finish a job down to the smallest detail.Ian Kovalik
As far as Tech Directors go Jamal is one that I will work with again in a heartbeat. Jamal was able to explain to our team and to our client the intricacies of complicated builds with ease and empathy. He is very patient and at the same time has extremely high energy for doing very complicated work. Matter of fact, if it isn’t hard, then he probably isn’t the right person. He is a consummate learner and sharer.Greg Martinez
Jamal is a hardworking, problem-solving and creative loving guy. At mekanism he always impressed by pulling off our innovative creative ideas while ensuring flawless execution. I highly recommend him for your next project.Jason Harris
Jamal has an excellent mix of creative and technical skills that are uniquely suited for interactive development. Jamal is super passionate and always full of initiative. His enthusiasm and personality makes him fun to work with and an ideal addition to any interactive team.Chris Brant