Featured Member: Brett Atkin

From pro golf to web design

Since he was young, Brett Atkin has always loved building things. He said if the PGA Tour wasn’t his dream, he would have been an architect.

After his four years at Butler University playing varsity golf and many more in Florida eyeing a tour card, Atkin started working on websites and hasn’t looked back.

“I like building things and I like seeing things from start to finish,” Atkin said.

He got his start from a random encounter in 1997 with a home improvement business consultant and he hasn’t looked back. He started Brett Atkin Design 17 years ago and recently rebranded to Pixel Jocks.

“We’re the jocks of the internet,” he said.

Pixel Jocks does everything from start to finish for clients. They work on strategy, design, development and also content marketing for clients. This is something that Atkin said has become increasingly important over the past decade.

“Launching is the easy part,” he said. “Once it launches, that’s where the real work starts. Fifteen years ago, just being on the internet was all you needed to do because there weren’t many of your competitors online.”

Now, everyone is online. Atkin said they have been transitioning to focus more on content strategy and digital marketing in general.

As a virtual-based company, Atkin has clients all over the country from California to Florida. Many are based right here in Zionsville like Fivethirty Home and David Rausch Studios. One of them is zWORKS itself. He recently helped redesign zWORKS’ new website. Check it out at www.zworks.org!

Atkin joined zWORKS just after it opened in 2015 and said it provides him connections and a perfect place to work away from home.

To contact Pixel Jocks, email info@pixeljocks.com, call 317-210-4869 or head to their website at www.pixeljocks.com.


Getting to know Brett…

Local eats

Greek’s Pizzeria is Brett’s favorite Zionsville restaurant. His two boys love their pizza and breadsticks.

Around the world

Brett’s favorite travel destination has been Scotland. He went with the Butler golf team and played courses like St. Andrews, Carnoustie and Royal Troon.