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Pitch Interactive is a data visualization studio that focuses on using new technologies to address complex data. Their work spans illustrations, physical installations, projections, console game user interfaces, software applications, websites and textiles. Their work has been showcased at Fotofest Sensors exhibit, Houston, Texas (2015), Data Drift exhibit at RIXC The Center for New Media Culture, Riga, Latvia (2015), Tomas Van Houtryve - Blue Sky Days exhibit at the Bayeux awards for War Correspondents Festival, Bayeux, France (2015), Talk to Me at the Museum of Modern Art, New York (2011), Conversations Électriques at La Panacée, Montpellier, France (2011), the McKnight Artist Fellowship program’s 30th anniversary exhibition, Minneapolis, Minnesota (2012), The Art of Networks, Foosaner Art Museum, Melbourne, Florida (2012), and The Max Planck Science Express Train, Munich (2009) the Data Flow books and many other internationally acclaimed publications.
Wes will be in England the week of May 18, 2014 for a climate change workshop and exhibit in Cornwall hosted by the European Centre for Environment and Human Health
Coverage of our drones project in the Guardian, March 2013
Coverage of our drones project in the Economist, March 2013
Coverage of our drones project in the Huffington Post, March 2013. Wes joined an online interview with Ahmed Shihab-Eldin
Coverage of our drones project on Mother Jones, March 2013
Infographic Tool Offers a Detailed Look at 3,000 Deaths by U.S. Drone Attacks,
Scientific American, April 2013
Wes will be contributing to the conversation on sharing knowledge on how better quality research can create awareness and lead to bigger impact.
Wes will be giving a short presentation about data vizualization best practices on Friday, February 6th.
Anna is teaching a five day workshop on best practices in editorial design, photojournalism and multimedia reporting.
Wes is heading out to Milwaukee on June 19th to speak at MIMA about our process and data visualization practices.
Wes and Shujian are giving a 3-hour long workshop at Eyeo on June 10th covering building an environmental sensore kit to record sound and light data with some pointers on how to work with and visualize the data.
Wes will be in Cornwall during the week of June 19th
Wes spoke at the DIL Salon on May 1st about data, dignity and data visualization.
Wes gave a short talk as an ingenuity speaker about data and dignity on April 23rd.
Wes is in Belgrade in early April to speak at Resonate.
Wes is in New York Feb 6 - 7 to speak at Visualized.
  • Activision
  • AirTran
  • AT&T
  • Bloomberg Foundation
  • Boston University
  • The City of Montpellier
  • The Climate Institute
  • Dow Jones
  • eBay
  • ESPN
  • Esquire Magazine
  • Facebook
  • Focus Magazine
  • Fortune Magazine
  • Gates Foundation
  • GEO Magazine
  • GE
  • General Motors
  • Google
  • Hearst Magazine
  • IBM
  • Inter-American Dialogue
  • La Panacée
  • Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
  • Lion Television
  • McGraw-Hill
  • The McKnight Foundation
  • The Nation
  • New York Public Library
  • Nielsen
  • Norfolk Southern
  • The North Face
  • Oracle
  • The Pew Charitable Trusts
  • The PGA
  • Princeton University Press
  • ProPublica
  • Popular Science
  • The Russian Avangard Foundation
  • Scientific American
  • Shutterfly
  • SPIN Magazine
  • Time Magazine
  • Twitter
  • University of California, Davis
  • Wall Street Journal
  • WIRED Magazine
  • Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery
  • WorldBook
  • YouTube

  • Data Visualization
  • Statistical Data Analysis
  • HTML5 (JavaScript, D3, WebGL, CSS3)
  • iOS Development (iPad and iPhone)
  • Processing (Java)
  • Python, R, Tableau
  • UI + UX Design + Development
  • Kiosk / [multi] Touch Screen
  • Projection
  • Digital Strategy
  • Book Cover / Print
  • Illustration
  • Creative Coding
Wesley Grubbs

Wes founded Pitch Interactive, with over 20 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 Madrid

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

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.

James Proctor

James works as a Data Visualization Engineer at Pitch Interactive. He's interested in creating pieces that help provide people with new perspectives on information and the world around them. James studied Art and Psychology at the University of Delaware, where he got his start programming interactive installations. Since then, he's maintained an active software-based art practice.

Mladen "tipo" Balog

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.