Since elementary school when I came in contact with Megaman Battle Network, I was inspired to make pixelart of my own. Throughout the years I joined different forums to ask feedback and evolve my own style. I made pixel art in different styles, mostly evolved from existing Game Boy games.
Pixelart is definitely something that made me the designer I am today. It helped me to have a better sense of colors, contrast, animation and finally it helped me understand that something as small as one pixel can be very important compared to the whole picture. I think this is where the term pixel perfect defines what it means to not only be a pixel artist but also what it means to be a designer.