HPX Media History
Owner Kris Trudeau has been creating websites, logos and printed materials for small and medium businesses for over 19 years. After 8 years in the private sector, Kris had ideas for how a creative business could be run better. In December 2011, Kris put her theories to the test and started HPX Media with nothing but a laptop, an internet connection, an outdated book of colour swatches from 1991 and some notions about how a business in this industry could be run better. She was brand new to Vancouver Island and had no connections—no networks to draw from. Eager to take on the challenge, she quickly learned that not only did her ideas have merit, they really resonated with customers, resulting in a steady supply of work that has continued to grow.
Today, Kris and HPX Media works with businesses on beautiful Vancouver Island and across Canada to build websites, logos and printed materials that not only look good but get results. HPX Media (formerly Halftone Pixel Website Design & Consulting) has been connecting businesses with customers through professional engaging website and graphic design since 2011.
What We Believe
Intentional, Purposeful Design Practices
Any person can create a logo or a website in the same way any person can drive a car by getting in the driver’s seat and slamming the pedal to the floor. The difference is that we take the time to understand the business, its future, its past, its challenges and most importantly, its customers and its message.
Client Success Comes First
Our success comes only after the success of our clients. Businesses invest in themselves through us, and we take this trust very seriously. We’re not here to build our portfolio, we’re here to help business owners take their business to the next level.
Strengthening Our Communities
We believe strongly in community—people helping people—and HPX Media favours helping many through empowering a key few. By donating design work to organizations which may not otherwise have access, the results can be profound.
Local Hiring Practices
We love the Comox Valley; we love the people and we love the lifestyle and we want to see our region, and the people of our region succeed, so they can grow and help others in the same way we’ve helped them.
Awards & Nominations
Winner: 5x BEST WEBSITE DESIGNER
2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015: Reader’s Choice award for Best Web/Graphic Designer in the Comox Valley.
Nominee: BEST SMALL BUSINESS
2016: Nominated for Best Small Business in the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce’s annual community awards.
Nominee: BEST NEW BUSINESS NOMINEE
2014: Nominated in the Best New Business category in the CV Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Community Awards.
Finalist: BEST NEW BUSINESS
2013: HPX Media was one of the top three finalists in the Best New Business category in the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Community Awards.