Who is Pixel Hive Design?

Pixel Hive Design, officially established in 2006, is the professional web development business of Maxwell James Langdon. I received my Master's in Business Administration in 2006, Bachelor's Degree in New Media and Minor in Computer Science in 2004 at the University of Maine. I offer a range of services including website development, interactive media, print and graphic design. I have visionary plans for Pixel Hive Design from the current services to various entrepreneur endeavors.

The Values Driving PHD's Success

Integrity, Ambition, Commitment, Excellence

Simply put, I love my job. Throughout my career and daily life my values guide and move me forward in a positive direction. Each project is an opportunity to learn about my clients goals, challenge my skills and deliver successful results.

Location

My office is located in Portland, Maine. However in this field, physical location does not limit clientele reach. Feel free to contact me regardless of your location.

Summary of Qualifications

  • Over eight years of experience in web development, graphic design and advanced Flash applications.
  • May 2006 received Master's in Business Administration.
  • May 2004 received BA Degree in New Media and minor in Computer Science.
  • Strong conceptualization, communication and self-motivation skills.

Primary Skills & Software Proficiencies

Dynamic web development, interface & graphic design, advanced Flash programming, web video/audio, project proposal & conceptualization, marketing & branding, search engine optimization

Software Category Main Proficiencies
Web Programming PHP, MySQL, jQuery, Actionscript, JavaScript, CSS, XML, XHTML
Graphic Design Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Color Schemer Studio
Online Communication Skype, Trillian (AIM), Webcam, Email
Miscellaneous Microsoft Office, Eclipse, Cute FTP, Wacom Tablet, and more.
Platforms Windows, Apple

Professional Web Development Experience

Pixel Hive Design : Founder

2006 - Present
Contract Web Developer & Graphic Designer
  • School Marketing Database : Gathering data, building database, optimizing data and developing analysis tools.
  • Integrating geocoded databases with an interactive interface utilizing the Google Map API
  • Developing Streaming High Definition H.264 Video Subscription Service
  • Wrote an Online Positioning Strategy report for slimgoodbody.com based on research, statistics and experience. Currently designing the new online presence.
  • Developed an online Flash store complete with product management, check out system and video and audio capabilities.
  • Proposed, designed, and now write a newsletter to promote client products and services. There are currently ~2000 readers.
  • Developed the promotional site and online games for X-Power Interactive.
  • Created the brand identity, mascot, promotional strategy and new menu including food photography for Cherries Café.

ASAP Media Services, Orono, Maine

2001 - 2006
Project Manager / Senior Flash Developer
  • Head manager and designer on multiple projects while attending school full-time.
  • Developed advanced Flash applications including: touch-screen KIOSK, games, online lab, interface and navigation objects, dynamic graphing, interactive calendar, maps, video and audio players, image galleries, math tools and more.
  • Brainstormed, conceptualized, and helped write and edit project proposals.
  • Developed several prototypes to successfully acquire new clients.
  • Established and maintained relationships with clients.
  • Gave presentations and workshops to staff, undergraduate classes and community outreach programs.
  • Supervised and trained staff in Flash development and project process.
  • Interviewed potential employees.


Education

Masters Business Administration

May 2006
University of Maine, Orono, ME

BA - New Media & Minor - Computer Science

May 2004
University of Maine, Orono, ME

References available upon request.

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News & Events

June 4th, 2012

I am working on in-house projects.

March 17th, 2011

Maine Trail Finder wins an American Trails Website Award.

American Trails Award

November 8th, 2010

Launched my second personal e-venture Planet Minecraft today! Creative community of gamers sharing custom content created in and for an indie game called Minecraft.

September 10th, 2010

Developing a networking service bartering website due to come out next year.

June 18th, 2010

Launched Maine Trail Finder today! Finding trails to hike, snowshoe, ski, or mountain bike in Maine just got a whole lot easier!

June 1st, 2010

Camp Sunshine raised $250,000 by selling 3,299 inscribed bricks. The bricks are now a walkway and they needed a way for donators to locate their particular brick.

May 20th, 2010

March 10th, 2010

Developing several projects:

  • Interactive Map & Community Website for finding Maine trails for hiking, biking, snowshoeing and skiing
  • National Bartering Website for connecting individuals to exchange services
  • Social site for promoting awareness & discussion of the Anglophone history.
  • Two more University of Maine Department website redesigns.

December 18th, 2009

Launch of Land of First Contact Website - An interactive map of historical locations in Northern Newfoundland.

November 28th, 2009

Updated portfolio with 8 projects:

September 2nd, 2009

Launched the redesign of the University of Maine's School of Engineering Technology

August 14th, 2009

The Androscoggin Land Trust website launched today! Androscogginlandtrust.org

August 7th, 2009

Phase 1 of VisitAndroscoggin.com was announced today.

August 1st, 2009

Updated the portfolio with 4 completed projects. See below for the specific links. More to come.

June 30th, 2009

I completed several projects over the last few months including:

February 13th, 2009

Working with the Androscoggin Land Trust to develop and design a new dynamic website and custom Google Maps solution.

January 14th, 2009

Launched website for Parallax Expressionist Artist, Megan Jean Morris.

December 18th, 2008

Finished e-commerce web development & design of the Slim Goodbody Kids Health & Fitness Store.

November 16th, 2008

Completed web application development for an advanced Tour Management System.

October 20th, 2008

Released redesign of the Electrical & Computer Engineering Departmental Website at the University of Maine.

August 15th, 2008

Developing a Booking Agent Web Application to manage customer orders for multiple actors performing shows across the country. Details coming soon.

June 1st, 2008

I am now located in Portland, Maine.

May 10th, 2008

Developed a School Marketing System (SMS) for national educational performances featuring powerful analyzing features on a custom database of over 130,000 schools.

April 28th, 2008

Released Tour de Baccalieu, the interactive map of New Foundland's business and tourism locations.

March 30th, 2008

RightPlate.com Released! Create custom laser engraved electrical plates online for your home or business. Responsible for site conceptualization, design and development including the Create-A-Plate flash application and custom e-commerce system. Joshua Bolduc of PartDigital.com responsible for Admin system.
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Testimonials

"Our organization relies on Pixel Hive Design’s broad-based expertise in web, graphic, and database design. Simple web sites, interactive atlases, custom Google Maps applications, brochures, interpretive panels…Pixel Hive Design has helped us to deliver wide-ranging, high quality products that always exceed clients’ expectations. Max is extremely talented and a great partner."

- Stephen Engle, Director, Center for Community GIS
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Project Sample

Web Development : University Departmental Website UMaine School of Engineering Technology Website

University Departmental Website
College Website Redesign

Web Development : Online Booking Agent Aid Tour Management System

Online Booking Agent Aid
Manage National Actor Tours

Web Development : University Department UMaine ECE Departmental Website Design

University Department
Academic Website Redesign