The conversation setup for Oana

We talked with Upstairs Community’s members: here’s what we found out

Talking with some of our members helped us grasp the best way to nurture this community with them, not for them.

Transparency Report #13 Pixelgrade

Transparency Report #13: underwater is breathtaking

Swimming with our heads underwater managed to open our eyes in ways we never experienced before at Pixelgrade. And hey, we’re turning 10 in the fall.

Upstairs Community Report #1 - learning the basics

Upstairs Community Report #1: learning the basics

Discover all the learnings we gathered during our first year of running Upstairs Community.

Perks, team culture, and the tango in between

After two years, I got clarity about how the perks and the team culture should fit together. It was an intense journey of questioning assumptions, but I’m happy with how things turned out.

Transparency Report #12: burning rubber for a change

Discover how things went on our side of the world and how we navigated as a team and business during these challenging times.

Ten things you don’t know about Pixelgrade

A few things you don’t know about us yet it would make sense to find out to complete the puzzle. They’re part of our challenging becoming.

Five years at Pixelgrade is not that much

Being patience helped me earn time that became far more valuable along the way. My fifth year at Pixelgrade brought me worthy insights and discoveries.

Katerina taking a photo when Pixelgrade turned 9

Things I learned while building Upstairs Community

Learn how we’ve been nurturing an online community with people like you and me, tailored around stories that make us better people.

I discount, you discount, we both lose

Discounting a product for a limited time has been a tactic borrowed today and ingrained in industries where it makes no sense. Software is not food, there is no expiration date, no loss if it’s not consumed today. So why discounting software products?

Arlo is watching PIxelgrade's back

From an underdog to a medium-sized dog

Wow, we’re nine years old! Becoming a medium-size dog opened perspectives that we can’t wait to grasp to the fullest. Happy birthday to all of us at Pixelgrade!

Building a team is a tall order

Building a team around the same values is a tall order that has never been so complex and full of challenges. Learn more from our journey.

Katerina taking pictures at Pixelgrade's office

Processed things must come to an end

Doing things in a prefabricated way implies enormous costs that will get at you like a boomerang. Discover how we jumped off this carousel.

Transparency Report #11: adjusting is mandatory

Discover how the first six months of the challenging year 2020 impacted us. We’re grateful for how we’ve been navigating these murky waters so far.

Introducing the Upstairs Community: stories that make us better people

Discover the driver behind starting an online community around stories that make us better people. Get familiar with The Upstairs Community!

The story of Upstairs

We are rerouting the way we write and pack stories on our blog to better match our culture. Welcome to Upstairs!