Livia Beasley Founder, Creator, Producer, Chief Pebble Skipper
LIVIA BEASLEY will do anything to make her toddler laugh. When she’s not making up silly stories from inside a blanket fort, Livia is developing, writing, and producing content for clients across the children’s media landscape, often from her backyard swing in Nutley, New Jersey. Livia has been lucky to spend the last 20 years as a content creator for many of the top networks and production companies including Nickelodeon, Sesame Workshop, Universal Kids, PBS, 9 Story, YouTube, Amazon, and many more. Livia is also proud to be the founding mama of CHILDREN’S MEDIA ASSOCIATION, the premier national industry organization for children’s media professionals. Now celebrating 15 years, CMA continues its dedication to improving the quality of children’s media content by connecting and educating the children’s media community.
Today, Livia Beasley is the chief pebble skipper of PIXEL & PEBBLE, a creative boutique devoted to developing and producing prosocial content that inspires little kids to do big things. Livia is the wife of her filmmaking partner Corey (Snyder) Beasley, the mother of their supremely sparkling toddler, and a Sunday School teacher to the wee ones. She can also be sometimes spotted noodling on lyrics and vocals as one half the songwriting duo BAREFOOT WALKING.
Alexis Brunner Haley Content and Creative 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, Animator, Art Director, Pixel Wrangler
A filmmaker with mastery in cinematography, visual effects, and editing, COREY (SNYDER) BEASLEY leads the technical and visual side of PIXEL & PEBBLE. 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, designing 3D environments, and playing cushion burger with his incredible kid.
Danny Friedman Creative Developer, Writer, Producer, Brainstormer
Much of Danny’s past remains a tantalizing mystery! All that is known for sure is that before he started working in children’s media, he has watched a LOT of cartoons… Professionally, Danny has worked in development for Sunbow Entertainment, 4Kids!, Sesame Workshop, Outfit7 and consulted for many other great brands. He loves nothing better than meeting with other creative people and developing characters, stories, and worlds. Danny was the Director of Creative Development and Lead Producer for Elemental Path, creator of the Cognitoy Dino, an interactive toy that won IBM’s Watson Challenge and was a Time Magazine Invention of the Year. For years, Danny’s job was to tell a dinosaur what to do, which, you have to admit, is pretty cool. Today, Danny is busy at work, creating his own cartoon ideas, overseeing CMA’s Pitch Club, writing and consulting for clients, and annoying his wife in Jersey City…
Katherine Barfield Production Coordinator, Writer, Kid-whisperer
Katherine Barfield started out as a video editor in Atlanta, where she edited and subtitled an average of forty shows per week, during the launch of the 24/7 satellite television channel The Kingdom Channel, reaching 66 countries and more than 120 million homes in 3 languages (Arabic, English, and French). Katherine then moved onto BBDO where she supervised design and compositing in video commercials and produced over 1000 radio commercials for top end clients, including AT&T, REI, and Voya. Since relocating to NYC, Katherine has joined forces in the production management and proposal writing for Pixel & Pebble, where she gets to pursue her life-long dream of writing and producing children's media. Katherine also volunteers as marketing manager for Children's Media Association NYC. Katherine lives in NYC with her darling dog.