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.
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 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.
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).
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.
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.
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.