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About
Pitch Interactive's work spans illustrations, physical installations, projections, console game user interfaces, software applications, websites and textiles. Their work has been showcased at the MoMA's TalkToMe exhibit in New York, La Penacée's "Conversations Électriques" in Montpellier, the McKnight Foundation's 30 year anniversary exhibit, the Foosaner Art Museum's "The Art of Networks" exhibit, The Max Planck Science Express Train, the Data Flow books and many other internationally acclaimed publications.
Press
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
Engagement
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.
Clients
  • Activision
  • AirTran
  • AT&T
  • Bloomberg Foundation
  • 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
  • Inter-American Dialogue
  • Kodak
  • La Panacée
  • Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
  • Lion Television
  • McGraw-Hill
  • The McKnight Foundation
  • The Nation
  • New York Public Library
  • Oracle
  • The Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Princeton University Press
  • Popular Science
  • The Russian Avangard Foundation
  • Scientific American
  • SEGA
  • Shutterfly
  • SPIN Magazine
  • Time Magazine
  • University of California, Davis
  • Wall Street Journal
  • WIRED Magazine
  • Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery
  • WorldBook
  • YouTube



Capabilities
  • 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
Team
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Wesley Grubbs

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.

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Samuel Lo

Samuel works in a wide variety of strategic capacities at Pitch Interactive. Prior to joining the company, Samuel worked as a data scientist at Apple and as a data storyteller at Quantcast. His interests revolve around statistics, psychology, and design. He holds a BA in International Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles and an MBA from the University of Southern California.

Anna
Anna Hodgson

Anna graduated from the University of South Carolina in Visual Communications and Graphic Design. Before joining Pitch, Anna spent two years working as a multifaceted designer, video and photographer for a branding studio in New York City. Through her experiences studying in the Netherlands and traveling through Germany shooting a documentary she aims for clear, consistent emotional connections in her work. Outside of Pitch you can find her watching Bayern Munich matches or cycling around the East Bay.

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Stefanie Posavec

Stefanie Posavec, operating from London, has a background in book/book cover design and text visualization. She now mainly works as a designer with a focus on data-related design, with work ranging from data visualization and information design to commissioned data art for a variety of clients.

Her personal work often explores ideas of data craftsmanship and focuses on the visual representation of language, literature, or scientific topics. This work has been exhibited internationally at galleries including at the Museum of Modern Art (New York), the Victoria & Albert Museum, and Somerset House (London).

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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.

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Shujian Bu

Shujian works as the software engineer at Pitch. She graduated from Columbia University, with a dual MS degree in Journalism and Computer Science. Prior to joining Pitch, she interned at The Wall Street Journal on several data journalism projects. She is also a 2013-2014 Magic Grantee of Stanford University's Brown Institute for Media Innovation. She also has a BS in Electrical Engineering.

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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 won a number of prestigious international awards, such as the Golden Bee (Moscow) and Best of the Best Awards (New Zealand). 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.