PIXEL FARM

Business: Offers production, post-production and creative services to agencies and advertisers, corporations and independent artists. Offerings include visual effects and finishing, animation, film transfer, music, sound design and creative editorial.

Founded: 1995

Headquarters: Minneapolis

Website: pixelfarm.com  

Employees: 60

Executives: Mohsen Sadeghi, founder and president; Bill Kruse, executive producer; Paul Sadeghi, director of operations; Kurt Angell, visual effects supervisor

2011 revenue: $7 million to $8 million

Strategy: Capitalize on the company's vision of the convergence of design, filmmaking and advertising by having staff, equipment and strategy to execute such projects as entertainment, apps, mobile and social media.