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Pixel8 are a branding, integrated marketing, and digital asset management agency.

But we appreciate that might sound like a bit of a mouthful too. So, if you want to get a feel about who we are and why we do it, here is the pixel8 story so far.


In the beginning...

Our agency was set up by former Manchester United graphic designer, Nigel Daws, in 1999. 

He wanted to set up a creative agency that focussed on delivering beautiful design work that engaged with customers. As a small business, he quickly caught the attention of brands like Interflora and 3i - and was able to move quickly to harness clients’ requirements for both traditional and digital marketing collateral.  

Then things took a dramatic change. A client of pixel8's, Jamie Watson, recognised the standard of work that our agency was doing - akin to the quality and standards being produced by the big agencies.


Pixel8 - 'Powered by Smarter Pixels' - This was one of our first videos. We've come along way since then!


Through a shared vision for pixel8, Nigel and Jamie joined forces and split the creative and account management responsibilities down the middle - giving pixel8 the resources to develop into a regional agency.


Then we started to evolve...

We soon began focussing on three core services: branding, integrated marketing, and digital asset management.

Each one of these services guides our agency to this very day - so, in other words, it’s our job to refresh brands, execute campaigns, and enable our clients to drive brand value through control and consistency.


Pixel8 - 'Inspired by our Surroundings' - This was our next video project. Is it obvious we like Manchester?


Our team has grown substantially since then, but we are unusual for a small agency in that we are able to offer full service solutions and utilise all our skills together with that of our established partners. Our team includes:

  • Creative designers

  • Artworkers

  • Web developers

  • Social media experts

  • Content writers

  • Brand developers

  • Account managers

We are always transparent about the skills that we harbour internally - you can learn all about our team online - and we value our ‘small agency’ status. It means that we only work together with partners who share the same values and aspirations for our clients. And we have the time and resources to execute every single client brief to the highest possible standards.



Things have changed a lot since pixel8 was first founded. But we like to think we’ve stuck to our roots and continue to deliver excellent results with the attention and dedication that comes from a small agency.

With backgrounds in accountancy, software, and even fashion/retail, the pixel8 team are a truly diverse bunch. And we are as comfortable working with international brands as they are with those in the ‘Big Smoke’ and around the corner in the Northern Quarter.

In summary, we punch above our weight and think you'll really enjoy working with us.



Here are a few facts about pixel8 that you probably didn’t know…

  • Our brand hero is David Hieatt

  • We have 238 toy figurines in the office

  • In fact, we have a lot of ornaments on our desks too - including a wooly fox and ceramic pig

  • We have some seriously talented illustrators on our team - including Sian and Ryan

  • We listen to too much Kate Bush

  • Our team have studied a range of different subjects - like photography, history, and German

  • We like to assign ‘colours’ to our team members (it’s just some fun, you can try Colour Code out for yourself too)

  • We value brands by how they make us feel - not what they do

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our blog...

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get in touch...

If you think we’d be a good fit with your business, simply leave your details below or call us direct on 0161 228 6489. You're also very welcome to pop over to our studio for a refreshing perspective and a great cuppa.