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.
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.
Shawn is an interaction designer applying visual design and code to craft experiences that are as delightful to use as they are functional. After thousands of hours creating CAD models as a mechanical engineer, he realized a broader interest in the intersections between design and technology. This lead him to pursue an MFA from Media Design Practices at Art Center College of Design. His design practice is profoundly interested in leveraging technologies that can foster communication and lead to moments of joy and discovery in our everyday transactions.
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.