Wes founded Pitch Interactive, with over 19 years of experience in the interactive industry. Wes is in charge of technical and creative direction and managing all crucial aspects that define the project scope, client expectations, deliverables and story telling. He holds a Master’s degree in Information Systems and a Bachelor’s degree in International Economics from the University of Arkansas.
Built upon his life experiences, education and his innate interest in the brain and cognition, Wes' work focuses on revealing patterns about human behavior and how our actions impact our surroundings.
Katarina graduated from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco with a degree in Fine Art. During her time at AAU she studied fashion with an emphasis in marketing and journalism. Prior to Pitch, she worked in marketing and event coordinating for San Francisco non-profits where she exercised creative collaboration in re-branding annual events. Her background in the arts gives her an analytical eye for color and design and an appreciation for all forms. As a native Californian, you can find her hiking and enjoying the outdoors in her free time.
Nick Yahnke is the lead software engineer at Pitch Interactive. He graduated with a degree in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Nick's responsibilities include development and testing of nearly all projects at Pitch. He loves web technologies and is happy when great work can be showcased through a web browser.
Adam joins Pitch Interactive as a senior technologist. Over the past decade, he has created a variety of digital experiences, from online publishing platforms for cultural organizations such as MoMA and Triple Canopy (where he remains an advisor) to interactive installations, such as the Google Chrome Web Lab, which earned a South by Southwest Interactive award. He holds an AB and an MFA in music technology (from Brown University and CalArts, respectively) and is currently developing a generative music product. He seeks to put technology in the service of the humanities by eagerly collaborating across disciplines.
Jessica comes to Pitch with a background in data journalism and interactive storytelling. Prior to joining Pitch, she worked as a Google Journalism Fellow, developing data visualizations to accompany breaking-news stories. Jessica has also worked on a wide variety of data projects, creating visualizations for apps, academics and non-profits. She holds a Masters of Journalism from UC Berkeley.
Tipo’s out-of-the-box thinking and creative talent have won him a multitude of awards in design, typography and art for the last 23 years of his professional career. He studied Information Science and Printing Technology at the University of Zagreb, creates custom typefaces and has won a number of prestigious international awards. Tipo has worked from his home office in Croatia since Pitch Interactive formed. Though he makes periodic trips to our office, he prefers a more familiar environment that helps maximize his creative output.
Anna is growing her passion for data visualization design at Pitch Interactive. She has designed for the Chicago Tribune and F Newsmagazine, and was awarded 2015 Designer of the Year by the Student Society for News Design. Anna also makes art. She received an MFA in Visual Communication Design from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her artwork, ranging from letterpress prints to coded sculpture, explores language through typography and iconic imagery. In her free time, Anna plays ultimate frisbee and volunteers for OpenOakland, an open housing initiative.