Fifteen years ago I formed Pite Creative as a boutique corporate communications firm specializing in the creation of interactive media, annual reports and collateral materials for publicly-traded companies. We also produce investor presentations, social media marketing, conference booth displays, brochures, eNews, ads and branding for non-profit organizations and emerging businesses. The firm consists of myself and a flex staff of nomad creative and on-site admin.
I graduated from the University of Colorado in the late seventies with a degree in art, then moved to New York City where I became a corporate and travel photographer. Assignments for the New York Times, Forbes Magazine, Connoisseur Magazine and the Jamaican Tourist Board sent me around the world. While shooting a book project in Japan in 1985, A Day in the Life of Japan, I was given one of the first Macs. It was about to replace my cameras.
After completing several magazine assignments in the Far East, I returned to NYC and learned how to use the Mac. The agencies I shot for embraced the spec design I offered with my photography, subsequently producing brochures for General Motors, AT&T, Mannufacturers Hanover and the Depository Trust Company. As my focus shifted from photography to design, I was hired as the design director at Deutch Shea & Evans Advertising in NYC where I worked on campaigns for IBM, Motorola, Pfizer, Merck, Microsoft and Citibank.
In the early nineties I became the creative director at Carl Thompson Associates, an investor relations agency in Boulder, Colorado. Since then I’ve created hundreds of annual reports, websites and collateral materials for public companies across the country – many winning national and international awards. I’ve been President of the Art Directors Club of Denver, on the board of Design Coalition/USA and a member of AIGA. I’ve also been a lecturer, consultant and judge at universities, conferences and competitions. – Jonathan Pite