Two decades ago I launched Pite Creative in Denver as a boutique corporate communications firm specializing in the creation of websites, 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 IPOs, non-profit organizations and emerging businesses. The firm consists of myself and a flex staff of nomad creative and on-site admin.
Graduating from the University of Colorado with a degree in art, I moved to New York City and 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, A Day in the Life of Japan, I was given one of the inaugural Macs. It was about to replace my camera.
After completing several magazine assignments in the Far East, I returned to NYC and spent day and night on my new Mac. The agencies I was shooting 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.
Moving back to Boulder, Colorado, I became the creative director at Carl Thompson Associates, an investor relations agency. 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, recently becoming a ‘Legacy Award‘ winner by the One Club for Creativity – Denver Chapter. I’ve also been a lecturer, consultant and judge at universities, conferences and competitions. – Jonathan Pite