• January 2017

    Phixer opens up their internal software for public use

    Our Phixer software system and editing department worked so well for our business we wanted to help other artists streamline their processes. We wanted to make sure that artists had the same enterprise tools as corporations so that they could make a great business doing what they love.

    Phixer gives the underdog the tools to compete with giants, and win.

  • December 2013

    Phixer opens subsidiary company in Cebu Philippines

    We partnered with Philippines Adobe Representatives to find the most talented designers available. We then implemented “Fair Sourcing” as a part of our culture to positively impact the lives of all of our employees and the community. Fair sourcing means that we give Philippines employees the same benefits as USA employees such as progressive health insurance plans, 21 paid leave days, food subsidy programs, health and sexual education classes, profit share incentive, amazing employee retreats, and more.

  • April 2011

    Phixer Expands Nationwide Covering 28 Cities

    The software worked so well we were able to scale the business to 28 cities with minimal panic attacks. The built-in scheduling, invoicing and editing features allowed the company to network photographers and editors in 28 major cities and 300 unique markets.

  • December 2010

    Phixer opens subsidiary company in Hyderabad India

    After many late nights editing photos and video to meet deadlines, we realized we would not be able to maintain quality and workload and still grow as a company. Initially, we tried outsourcing with various companies but the quality was inconsistent and the process was frustrating. We decided to go to India and start our own company fully managed by USA staff to maintain excellent quality and control of our product.

  • February 2010

    Phixer is Launched in Seattle Washington

    Clients loved the product, and we grew so quick we had some growing pains keeping up with Demand but our passionate team stayed the course.

  • January 2010

    After many late nights of coffee, beer, video games, and pizza we had created a monster.

    A monster software application delivering the highest quality photos, and videos available: Phixer was born.

  • March 2009

    Seattle based developers and Artists team up to Create a revolutionary application for photographers

    We set out to make marketing for real estate beautiful, simple, and effective utilizing software to increase efficiency for our clients.

  • Josh

    CEO

    ratings

    100 Clients

    in six months

  • Leonard

    Software Developer

    ratings

    1 Million

    lines of code

  • Michael

    Software Developer

    ratings

    800,000

    lines of code

  • Faye

    Software Developer

    ratings

    560,000

    lines of code

  • Richard

    Software Developer

    ratings

    1

    line of code

  • Royce

    iOS Engineer

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    -1

    line of code

  • Keer

    Tech Support

    ratings

    400,000

    calls answered

  • Mary Ann

    Quality Analyst

    ratings

    640,000

    codes checked

  • Stephen

    Photo Editor

    ratings

    1000

    No. of photos edited

  • Kenith

    Photo Editor

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    803

    No. of photos edited

  • Kissa

    Photo Editor

    ratings

    833

    No. of photos edited

  • Joever

    Photo Editor

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    801

    No. of photos edited

  • Mark

    Photo Editor

    ratings

    879

    No. of photos edited

  • Joan

    Photo Editor

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    855

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  • John

    Photo Editor

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    814

    No. of photos edited

  • Steven

    Photo Editor

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    872

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  • Arjay

    Photo Editor

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    No. of photos edited

  • Chris

    Photo Editor

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    885

    No. of photos edited

  • Kendrick

    Photo Editor

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  • Hazel

    Photo Editor

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    888

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  • Ramon

    Photo Editor

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  • Jela

    Photo Editor

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  • Fevie

    Photo Editor

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    910

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  • Rey

    Photo Editor

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    902

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  • Analou

    Photo Editor

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  • Novalyn

    Photo Editor

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  • Gracelyn

    Photo Editor

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  • Jeddah

    Photo Editor

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  • Ruffa

    Photo Editor

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  • Roel

    Photo Editor

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  • Chandie

    Photo Editor

    ratings

    863

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  • Maria

    Photo Editor

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    884

    No. of photos edited

  • Geramie

    Photo Editor

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    902

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  • Aireen

    Photo Editor

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    861

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  • Shaira

    Photo Editor

    ratings

    898

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  • Rylbert

    Photo Editor

    ratings

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  • Resty

    Photo Editor

    ratings

    986

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  • Daryll

    Photo Editor

    ratings

    988

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  • Berthier

    Photo Editor

    ratings

    991

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  • Mark

    Photo Editor

    ratings

    997

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  • Derbena

    Photo Editor

    ratings

    988

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  • Radcliff

    Photo Editor

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    987

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  • Leowes

    Photo Editor

    ratings

    959

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  • Ana

    Photo Editor

    ratings

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  • Jeric

    Photo Editor

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    836

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  • Analyn

    Photo Editor

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    832

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  • Zoren

    Photo Editor

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  • Dipple

    Photo Editor

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    898

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  • Rodrigo

    Photo Editor

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  • Jonjielyn

    Photo Editor

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    819

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  • Dori

    Photo Editor

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  • Amica

    Photo Editor

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    924

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  • Jhonna

    Photo Editor

    ratings

    998

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  • Joyce

    Photo Editor

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  • Mary

    Photo Editor

    ratings

    945

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  • Christy

    Photo Editor

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    961

    No. of photos edited

  • Christine

    Photo Editor

    ratings

    887

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  • Reque

    Photo Editor

    ratings

    979

    No. of photos edited

  • Beatriz

    Photo Editor

    ratings

    871

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  • Warren

    Photo Editor

    ratings

    951

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  • Angelica

    Photo Editor

    ratings

    878

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  • Dayne

    Photo Editor

    ratings

    853

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  • Danvander

    Photo Editor

    ratings

    866

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  • Floramae

    Photo Editor

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    969

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  • Chrisjan

    Photo Editor

    ratings

    844

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    Photo Editor

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    861

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  • Xyron

    Photo Editor

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    991

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    Photo Editor

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    817

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  • Rosemarie

    Photo Editor

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    990

    No. of photos edited

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    Photo Editor

    ratings

    812

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  • Karl

    Photo Editor

    ratings

    885

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  • Jenete

    Photo Editor

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    809

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  • John

    Photo Editor

    ratings

    902

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  • Jolina

    Photo Editor

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    906

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  • Coleene

    Photo Editor

    ratings

    826

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    Photo Editor

    ratings

    806

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  • Erjohn

    Photo Editor

    ratings

    940

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    Photo Editor

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    Photo Editor

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    822

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  • Ginryl

    Photo Editor

    ratings

    834

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  • Crishela

    Photo Editor

    ratings

    871

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  • Jennifer

    Photo Editor

    ratings

    832

    No. of photos edited

  • Angelica

    Photo Editor

    ratings

    989

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    Photo Editor

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    958

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  • Sheila

    Photo Editor

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    961

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    Photo Editor

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    811

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    Photo Editor

    ratings

    878

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  • Aireen

    Photo Editor

    ratings

    992

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  • Catherine

    Photo Editor

    ratings

    841

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  • Mico

    Photo Editor

    ratings

    952

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  • Jerald

    Photo Editor

    ratings

    894

    No. of photos edited

Fair Sourcing

Traditionally, American companies have supported their U.S. employees by offering a 401(k) retirement plan, two weeks of vacation, and health insurance. Maybe they would throw in casual Fridays for good measure. For their non U.S. employees the benefits were not usually as generous. Without strong worker protections these employees would sometimes be subject to difficult working conditions with low pay, even for their country, and little recognition.

In an age when outsourcing is common Phixer wanted to recognize that our employees need to be able to bring more of themselves into the office. That means not feeling like they have a “work self” and a “home self” who are wildly different people, but feeling like the place they spend eight hours a day, five days a week cares about their whole self. That means working for an organization that sees you as more than simply a worker who types away on the computer, but also, perhaps, as a parent, a volunteer, an artist, and a person who has needs and interests outside of work.

Phixer is continuously looking for ways to support our employees as the complex humans they are. We call it Fair Sourcing. Here are just a few of the ways we have accepted the challenge to take care of the people who work for us—all of which will hopefully be the gold standard moving forward.

Making Health a Priority

Free Vaccinations

According to the World Health organization a basic concept of public health is that every individual who is protected from a disease as a result of an immunization is one less individual capable of transmitting the disease to others. Many vaccines available today offer the added benefit of providing “herd immunity,” making the national immunization programme as the most basic and most cost-effective public health intervention. Herd immunity is achieved when the number of immunized individual in a given community reached a certain level so that those who are immunized create a protective barrier for others who have not been immunized. For example, vaccinating 95% of the target population in a given community against measles is sufficient to stop the measles virus transmission.

Sex Education

Sexual education serves as a vital tool of public health by providing youth with the skills and knowledge to make informed choices regarding their sexuality. It encompasses subjects such as anatomy, physical development, pregnancy, contraception and STIs. Sexuality education has numerous benefits. Multiple studies have found that knowledge of contraception and STIs leads to less risky sexual behavior. It also serves to bolster human rights. By reducing adolescent pregnancy, which often causes girls to drop out of school, it helps to protect the right to education. Research has proven that young people with informed notions of sexuality tend to postpone their first sexual experiences and to use contraception. As one might expect, they also contracted fewer STIs, had fewer unintended pregnancies and had fewer violent relationships.

Food Program

Phixer has set up a food security program to feed the families of employees who are often living in provincial villages with little or no access to employment. The company uses bulk buying power to purchase large amounts of rice and has partnered with Metro Supermarket, the largest retailer of food products in Cebu, to set up a distribution network that allows families that live in remote villages easy access to the food supplied by the program. As one of the most populous countries in the world, the Philippines is often characterized as a country marked by inequality and vulnerability despite its middle income status. Unfortunately, the right to food of all Filipinos has yet to be fully realized owing to: a lack of a national right to food strategy/framework; conflicting laws and policies especially on land use and trade liberalization; anemic implementation of agrarian reform and protection of indigenous people’s rights; a systematic neglect of the agriculture sector over the last three decades, and lack of coherent climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction strategies.

  1. http://www.wpro.who.int/philippines/areas/immunization/en
  2. http://www.borgenmagazine.com/benefits-sexuality-education-developing-world
  3. https://focusweb.org/content/right-food-and-food-security-philippines-what-numbers-say

Holistic Employee Suppport

Employee Trips

Employee trips allow our team members to recharge the body, mind and soul through physical activities, relaxation techniques or the cultivation of healthy habits. The trips also provide a memorable experience for employees, so they feel that their efforts and hard work are recognized.

Artistic Encouragement

We understand that a majority of our employees chose their careers because they are artists at heart. One of the most important values to our company is the support of artistic pursuit and passion.

Artistic Development

In order to facilitate this among our employees we provide free access to high end video and photography equipment and free time each week for employees to create videos that inspire them artistically and bring joy to the whole company. We have built a full music studio with guitars, keyboards, microphones and other equipment so that employees can learn digital music production and record their own songs. We also create company wide daily recognition videos of exceptional work done by our editors and offer bonus Phixer cash for great work that can be used to buy treats and other items.

Transparency

Instead of hiding the poverty or problems in the community, we highlight these issues with the hope that this exposure will help bring change to the region. We also want to arm our client’s with the knowledge of where their money goes and that their choices affect the wages employees receive. With this goal in mind we have started a documentary video series that show the real life in the “Phills” and the struggles of everyday people as told by our employees and their families.

Focus

We provide continuous training and opportunities to advance their technical skill level for our employees via Phixer University because we believe that focus on gaining marketable skills will increase the leverage that our employees have in their own lives and thus give them more freedom.