Livia Beasley Owner, Creative Director, Chief Pebble Skipper
Livia Beasley is the chief pebble skipper of PIXEL & PEBBLE, a creative boutique devoted to developing and producing children's media that inspires little kids to do big things.
With a background spanning over two decades and far reaches of the children's media landscape, Livia has delighted in her roles as a creator, writer, producer, and development executive for leading networks and production companies such as Nickelodeon, Sesame Workshop, Peacock, 9 Story, Highlights, Harper Collins, and BabyFirst. Continuously honing her craft as a versatile content creator, Livia thrives in the creative sandbox that encompasses live action, puppets, animation, podcasts, music videos, and digital games. She loves creating and creatively overseeing series, short form content, and development strategies that meet the ever-evolving needs of children, while resonating on those universally loved qualities -- relatable characters, whimsical stories, quirky humor, and captivating music. Currently, Livia acts as a development executive and executive producer of original series at Minno Kids, while also actively creating new properties.
Beyond her creative career, Livia takes pride in founding the CHILDREN’S MEDIA ASSOCIATION, the international industry organization for children’s media professionals, now celebrating 20 years dedicated to improving the quality of children’s media content by connecting and educating the children’s media community around the world. She is also personally dedicated to mentoring creative talent, helping them finding their calling, developing their voice, and findinf their way in the industry.
In her spare time, Livia loves making short films with her hubby Corey Beasley (of partner company SPARK PIXEL), and playing pretend with their supremely sparkling kiddo. She can also be occasionally spotted noodling on lyrics and vocals as one half the mostly-retired songwriting duo BAREFOOT WALKING.
Alexis Brunner Haley Content Director, Ripple Maker
ALEXIS BRUNNER HALEY is an award-winning creative director with a consistent 20+ year track record of launching successful television networks, building enduring brands, launching new businesses and developing content at local, national, and international levels. In addition to multiple awards for creative work, she has been featured in AdAge as one of the Top Ten creative professionals in the US under the age of 40. Alexis spent several years as the VP Creative Director for Animal Planet and Discovery Kids. There she directed all on- and off-air creative work and branding, building an award-winning team consisting of top industry talent, managing staff in multiple locations and internationally. Previously, she was VP Creative Services and Original Productions for CTC Television in Russia, developing the brand and launching one of the largest television networks in Eastern Europe.
Alexis also has extensive experience creating arts-integrated curriculum and multicultural outreach programs for kids in the US and abroad, including training and leading international teaching teams in Haiti, India, and Russia. In 2012, Alexis founded, secured launch funding, and oversaw all operations for Manhattan Valley Mosaic: Preschool of Art and Design,a nonprofit arts-integrated preschool. She lives in Manhattan with her husband, Jeff, her daughter, Hazel, and cats Pooja, Naveed and Zoya.
Corey Snyder Beasley Filmmaker, Pixel Wrangler, Spark Pixel
A filmmaker with mastery in cinematography, visual effects, and editing, COREY (SNYDER) BEASLEY leads the technical and visual side of Pixel & Pebble's sister production boutique SPARK PIXEL. With over 20 years years of experience as a creative problem solver; Corey has worked on many tv shows, features, and commercials as either a cinematographer, motion graphic designer, compositor, or 3d artist.
Corey began his career in post production in Texas, working for high end companies including ReelFX. In 2008, Corey moved to New York to further his filmmaking career, where he has since created numerous short films including documentaries, music videos, web series, and series pilots all soup to nuts. Corey has created visual effects for commercial agencies including Creative Bubble, Shilo, Gray, and Ogilvy; and television series including Blacklist, Preacher, Mr. Robot, Luke Cage, Punisher, and The Tick. Corey has run camera for commercial agencies such as The Mill, Digital Kitchen, and MTV Networks; and series including This Old House, Truck Stop Missouri, BallBoys, and Oddities.
In his spare time, Corey loves easy hikes, hot coffee, and playing cushion burger with his incredible kid.