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Nice to meet you! I’m Laura Sage, and I am ThePixelPixie

I’ve been designing websites, logos, and print materials, since the mid-1990s, and spent nearly 20 years as a top-level administrative assistant mainly in the high-tech manufacturing and aerospace industries. So I bring a good number of years of experience to the table in order to support your business needs.

When you hire ThePixelPixie, you’re hiring someone who specializes in working with the small business owner, and someone who has worked extensively in the non-profit performing arts sector, as well as with Fortune500 companies such as Disney, AT&T, DishNetwork, and American Express.

Whether you need a new website designed or maintained, an old website that needs to be updated, have fliers or programs to be designed and printed, CD packaging that needs just that special touch, or forms that need to be created, ThePixelPixie knows what needs to be done and how to do it right!

Let’s Get Personal

(since I believe in getting to know my clients and I hope they get to know me as well)

  • I’m a work-at-home mom with two teenagers;
  • I’m pursuing degrees in Arts Management, Computer Science, and Digital Design (even though I already have years of experience doing all 3);
  • For 12 years I ran the Lyric Opera of Los Angeles which specialized in producing lesser-known operatic works. I recently founded Scenic City Opera in Chattanooga, TN with the same general mission;
  • I have ridden my bicycle in AIDS LifeCycle several times. ALC is a 545-mile charity bicycle ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles.
  • I recently moved back to Chattanooga, TN from Los Angeles, CA.
  • I completed my first triathlon ever in May, 2016 – the Half Ironman (yeah, I don’t do things by half measure. No working up through shorter distances for me. I just jump right in all the way! LOL).
  • So I manage to keep myself pretty busy.

I have worked as a Disney Store designer, working on tech outlines and drawings for costumes. I have also worked for high tech engineering firms such as 3D Systems, in the environmental engineering field (A.E. Schmidt Environmental and Gateway Science & Engineering), and in the aerospace industry (LORAL Electro-Optical Systems). Additionally I’ve done client work for such firms as American Express, Group Health, AT&T, and 211la.org. My techy background began very early on in the earliest days of the PC, having started out on an Apple IIe.

Music has been a big part of my life since I was born. My dad is a concert pianist, conductor, and newly-retired professor of piano and music history. My mother has a Masters in Vocal Performance, my aunts have held long-standing positions with both the Miami Opera Chorus and the Maggio Musicale in Florence, Italy. And my brother is one of the most sought-after violists in the Los Angeles area. For my part, I began studying violin at the age of 4 and have been a professional violinist for almost as long as I can remember. In college I switched my main musical focus to voice and opera, but being back in the Chattanooga area means that I have more gigs as a violinist as both an independent contractor, and as a sub in the Chattanooga Symphony. I play for a lot of musical theatre productions these days.

The creative side of things comes very naturally to me. I enjoy the process, and I enjoy seeing the finished product “out in the world”.

Although my teenagers live in Los Angeles, I have a full house of fur-babies: 4 cats (Purrceus Q. Cat, Lucifur, Clawed Debussy, & Abbey Normal), and 2 dogs (Ophelia & Lebowski). I credit these sweet creatures with keeping me relatively sane and we all anxiously await each visit from the teenagers.

I look forward to meeting you and discussing how we can work together.