A Core Team
The Interactive Pixel Company is a creative and integrative enterprise, a collective of freelance writers, film and TV producers and directors, web developers, and interactive designers--in other words, people who know how to execute. We use this collection of talents to provide help to those in need of better advertising and multimedia, and especially, to the small business owners and the not-for-profit organizations.
Some Full-Time Team Members
Todd Free, Partner & Creative Director
Todd Free began his work in film and television in 1998, as an apprentice for Emmy award-winning cinematographer Ben Deluca. Since then, he has worked as a producer, director, cinematographer, and editor on TV Commercials, Music Videos, Broadcast TV shows and movies, and feature length documentaries and motion pictures (credit list). In 2014, he was considered by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for two Academy Awards including best feature documentary and film editing (see Article). He has received numerous Telly Awards for TV Production, Editing, and Cinematography .
In 2012, Todd Free created iPC | The Interactive Pixel Company with a mission to help a growing number of businesses and nonprofits use digital media to reach and attract new customers (and donors) and create desirable outcomes on their behalves. He has achieved these results through intensive studies in advertising, marketing, and public relations strategy, work experience in these fields, creativity, expert knowledge of Search Engine Optimization (SEO), and especially, multimedia creation and UX design.
All of iPC’s advertising, marketing, and public relations efforts rely on a team of highly motivated and energetic, creative people and disruptive thinkers. We combine creativity and smarts with insight from our clients and additional qualitative and quantitative research to create advertising, marketing, and public relations products that produce these desirable outcomes. iPC’s commitment to providing quality media and shareable content has helped all of our clients to remain competitive in the digital marketplaces.
Danielle Petrosky Free, Managing Partner
Danielle Petrosky graduated from the University of Virginia in 2009 with a Bachelors of Science and Nursing. While she occasionally plays nurse here at the Company, her real strength is in account and project management. Her penchant for research and a keen eye for detail compliment every project we take on here at the Company.
Marshall Hanbury, Account Executive & Digital Content Creator
Throughout his entire career path, Marshall Hanbury Jr has explored the ever changing relationship between creativity, media, and commerce. Following his departure from a 8 year career as a recording and touring artist for both RCA and Canvasback/Columbia Records, Marshall re-located from Chicago, IL to Richmond, VA to begin a self reinvention process that culminated in receiving his BA in Psychology at the University of Virginia. While at UVa, Marshall decided to dive deeper into the world of research and began studying the effects of social situations on both creativity and decision making processes.
Marshall has shaped his varied experiences (including working as a stained glass restoration artist) into a unique and invaluable skill set that fits perfectly in the modern media environment. Be it video production and editing; audio production and editing; or digital content creation, Marshall continues to explore the ever changing media landscape of the 21st century world.
Erin Chilton, Art Director
Erin is a graphic designer, illustrator, and artist who creates logos, book covers, brochures, posters, signs, invitations, labels, business cards, and of course, brilliant web pages. So what do you need to know about her? Well, she likes to incorporate my original illustrations into my work, traditional and digital painting, photography, and printmaking.
She graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.A. in Studio Art and Biology, and lives right here in good 'ol Charlottesville, and her work lives here.
Chris O'Shea, Chief Copywriter
Chris O'Shea is a writer whose work has appeared in Adweek, GQ, Esquire, The Village Voice, Fast Company and more. He believes concise messaging is vital in a world where attention spans can be limited.
Chris lives in Charlottesville with his wife (also a writer), his son (wild and great) and his dog (could use a bath). He loves sports and hip-hop. If you have a minute, he would like to talk to you about the movie he just saw.
Lauren Walker, Account Executive, Marketing Coordinator
Lauren grew up in Charlottesville, VA and will be graduating from Virginia Commonwealth University in December 2015 where she is majoring in Strategic Advertising. Lauren has been with IPC since May 2015, and has since found her strengths in website creation and social media campaigns. And when Lauren isn't working on promoting iPC and its clients, she's working on her on Instagram campaign, for her dog, Pickles (@mr.picklesthepug), See this incredible super hero dog here—https://instagram.com/mr.picklesthepug/
Seth Coogan, Digital Media Producer, Account Executive
Seth Coogan graduated from the University of Virginia with a Degree in Physics. While he can lucidly explain subjects like Predictive Analysis using Quantum Mechanics, he prefers to communicate a different message, that of his clients. And his preferred method of communication is video and motion graphics.
Eric Hurt, Director & Director of Photography
Eric Hurt grew up in Charlottesville, VA, but he is no small town boy. In fact he has travelled through every continent, and this world experience is reflected in his graceful attitude and artistic presentations. Hurt is an accomplished Writer, Producer, Director, and Director of Photography. He has penned and directed two feature films, and slews of music videos and TV commercials and is credited in the Camera Department in countless number of films as Operator and Director of Photography. He currently lives in Charlottesville and owns Pillage and Plunder Pictures, a film and TV production company.
Faith Ripa, 2016 Summer Associate, Social Media Designer
Faith Ripa is a 3rd year senior at James Madison University studying Media Arts and Design. Faith grew up in the rural county of Greene for most of her life with the backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains right in her backyard. She aspires to use her interests of design for new media and incorporate in whatever she does- preferably advertising. When she isn't interning at iPC or working as a waitress, Faith loves to geek over HGTV's Fixer Upper, perfect her hand-lettering/calligraphy, and cuddle with her Corgi-Chihuahua mix, Delta.
Ben Tribble, 2016 Summer Associate, Social Media Designer
Ben has grown up in Charlottesville, VA, and Jackson, MS, and is currently pursuing a degree in Integrated Marketing and Communications at the University of Mississippi. His strengths are photography and graphic design, and he hopes to become well-versed in campaigns and branding by way of digital media experience. Outside of the creative field, Ben enjoys running in Charlottesville as well as hiking in the nearby Blue Ridge Mountains.
Sawyer Free, Office Manager & Behavioral Psychologist
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Some Collaborators & Client Partners
Here are some of the companies that share the heavy lifting with us. And sometimes, we do the lifting for them.
Jamie Howard founded HowardFilms in 2003 with the mission of "entertaining, informing and connecting with an audience in new and unexpected ways." The venture is the natural outcome of a decade spent in commercial advertising, where Howard learned the requirements (and the limitations) of writing and directing for an audience that he could rarely spend more than 30-seconds with, until now. Find out about them here.
Founder, Above it All Aerial Photography and Video
Mr. Dolan is a commercial instrument rated pilot in helicopters, single and multi-engine airplanes with 2,000 hours of flight, a Safety Officer for a local flying club and flying service. He was a pilot for a scheduled helicopter airline around Manhattan New York after graduating from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in 1982.
On October 2nd, 2013, Mr. Dolan successfully orchestrated the use of a high technology UAS from Virginia Tech’s Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership (MAAP) in assisting in the close to month long exhaustive search effort, led by Chief Sellers, for a missing University of Virginia student, Hannah Graham. In addition to assisting local law enforcement, Mr. Dolan's company works with agencies and organizations, helping them to acquire dazzling aerial imagery, photography, and video. You can visit his website by clicking HERE.
Pillage and Plunder Pictures
A company that focuses on in-house development and production of original content as well as providing production services to feature films, music videos and commercials. Find out about them here.