Our team not only teaches at Pixel Blue College, they also work in the field that they teach. We have a team that has been carefully chosen based on their level of professional experience and their passion for teaching digital arts.
Curtis has been the Director of Education at Pixel Blue College for more than ten years. His mission is to assist students with their registration, financing, and coach them throughout their program. With a positive attitude and personalized attention, Curtis ensures that students feel part of the Pixel Blue College family and able to excel in their chosen program. As part owner, Curtis has a personal interest in each student's success. Curtis graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland with a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing and has an MBA from Simon Fraser University.
Julian is an experienced designer and has worked as an educator with Tec de Monterrey in Mexico City. He has taught at the University of Alberta and has obtained his Masters is Visual Arts. As a graduate of Pixel Blue College Design program, an active designer and painter, he brings a wealth of experience to the classroom.
Kevin Hayes is the 2D Character Animation Instructor at Pixel Blue College. He has worked in graphic design, 2D and 3D Motion Design for both Pixel Blue and his own company called mollyandkevin.com. Kevin focuses on ensuring his clients, both inside and outside the classroom, have the best experience possible. His clients come from all parts of the spectrum including local bands, corporate clients and non-profit organizations. Kevin’s enthusiasm for all things creative is infectious and you can quickly tell he loves what he does.
Umesh has been a professional audio engineer for over a decade. He is an in-demand mixer, music producer and songwriter. Recent clients include the Grammy nominated, multi-platinum Nappy Roots, west coast rap legend Knoc-Turn'al and rapper Pill (of Warner Bros/Maybach Music Group). Umesh owns and operates his own private studio in the city. He is a member of ASCAP, AES, CARAS & SOCAN.
Josh began to work with us immediately after he graduated in 2012 at the top of his class from our Graphic Design Program. In the short number of years that he's been with us he founded the design firm, Novus Design Group, with other local designer and photographer Brandon Levesque, guided our company through an entire rebrand, and has done numerous projects with local start ups and large companies that operate all over the world. Josh also works as our student recruiter to ensure that students who want to apply to Pixel Blue College have everything they need to make the application go smoothly.
Gil Elegado is a marketing specialist whose focus is on anything and everything digital, including: Market Research, Strategic Planning and Execution, Branding, Social Media, SEO, and Web Design. “If someone tells you that Likes and Retweets equal ROI, slap him/her in the back of the head for me.”
Michelle one of the founder partners of Pixel Blue College and deals with the day-to-day operations, accounting and financial aspects of the business. She is a Certified General Accountant and has been a public practitioner for a number of years. Her knowledge of the Canadian Tax System and accounting practices makes her a definite asset to the college. Michelle’s philosophy is one of a collaborative approach to ensure she sees the whole picture.
Frank Phillet is one of the founding partners of Pixel Blue College and is active in setting the vision of the college and various aspects of the Pixel Blue brand. Frank has been in public practice as a Chartered Accountant for 35 years and also owns and manages a number of privately-owned businesses. He has extensive experience as an accountant in public practice and as well has significant experience as a venture capitalist involving the launching of more than 14 publicly traded companies as well as a host of private businesses. Frank obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Alberta in 1967 and his designation as a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta in 1979.
Resident funny guy and complete ball hog. Harley has a face you can't help but smile at and when he comes to visit you on your break, you better be ready to play.
Greg is instructor of Pixel Blue College 3D Animation and Modeling program. After completing a Visual Communications Design Diploma at Grant MacEwan University, Greg joined the Pixel Blue College family, first by attending the 3D Animation program, then becoming the instructor. He has been involved in commercial work and public television advertising campaigns by providing his expertise in 3D animation and special effects. Greg has worked on productions for Discovery Channel, Epcor, Wavefront and several other international and local companies.