This is who we are.

Thoughtful and friendly. Clever and efficient. Honest and true. And cool under pressure. Meet the leadership team behind Code18 Interactive, and learn what sets us apart from the rest.

Reliable. Down to earth.

We’re an independent digital agency based in New York City, built by accomplished people with Big Agency experience under our belts, and even bigger brands in our portfolios. We’re dedicated to making our clients look good and creating websites everyone can be proud of. We like to surprise ourselves and our clients with the unexpected idea that hits the mark, and unexpected execution that raises the bar.

From day one, Code18 Interactive has blazed our own path. We’ve worked for the big guys. We’ve got big-game experience. But we decided to trust our instincts and create the company we always wanted to work for–a digital agency that celebrates creativity, honors thoughtful, user-centered design, and takes a personal, hands-on approach to client relationships.

We are a versatile team that enjoys working on wide-ranging projects. We always strive to be a valuable, trusted resource for our clients. We work intimately with consumer goods and media brands to help them build, maintain, and market their products and websites. Our unique combination of seasoned expertise, boundless curiosity, and down-to-earth practicality has earned us many successful long-term relationships across North America and around the globe. And that includes some client partners who have relied on us for over a decade.

Steve Pilon

Founder / Projects Lead

Kim Tomlinson

Design Lead

Brian Jesse

Development Lead

Steve Pilon
Steve’s eclectic career path includes 20+ years of professional experience in the digital marketing, advertising, publishing and music industries. In addition to leading both the team and projects at Code18 Interactive, Steve has enjoyed staff and freelance roles at a variety of larger agencies, including JWT, Merkley, Moxie, Inflexion, GO! Productions, and Cox Interactive Media. Along the way he worked on projects for clients as varied as Verizon, BellSouth, Texas Instruments, CNN, Brother, Coca-Cola and InterContinental Hotels Group.

Kim Tomlinson
A master at UI design, Kim develops original and effective visual strategies that amplify and add value to a client’s brand messaging. She has created and produced marketing materials for a wide range of clients including The History Channel, A&E Networks, TNT, Aetna, BMW, CoverGirl, Ritz-Carlton, Kenneth Cole, Walgreens, Weight Watchers, Virgin Atlantic and WebMD among many others.

Brian Jessee
Brian is a full-stack developer who specializes in building dynamic websites and general web development problem solving. Always thoughtful and detail oriented, Brian’s project management skills, learned during an earlier career in commercial construction, are an invaluable asset to the Code18 team. Brian is also the lead developer on, the leading event calendar plug-in for WordPress