Family is the core of Hincapie Sportswear, and that concept extends beyond blood relatives to the people that make our company what it is today. Every week we will give you a look at one of our valuable team members to help you get to know Hincapie a little better. This week, we will profile Graphic Artist, Emily Pitts.
Emily joined Hincapie Sportswear almost 5 years ago and, as she says, she’s “been making spandex pretty ever since.” She was designing t-shirts at a regional shirt company and longing for a better way to use her creative genius. We swiped her resume from the pile of candidates at a local design firm and dialed her up. We’d like to think it was love at first…interview, so we’ll leave it at that.
One of our strengths at Hincapie Sportswear is providing our clients with professional design services. Emily is a big part of our success with helping our teams and clubs create the most attractive kits in the peloton. It’s really amazing the way she can take the random inputs from a customer and crank out something that looks great and turns heads on the road. This Greenville native is good at what she does, but it’s not the only thing keeping her going.
“I’d like to say I love spandex, but really, it’s my coworkers that make this an awesome place to work,” she said. “Well, that and the candy in the jar at the office coffee bar and the wine Wednesday socials at 5 o’clock. I mean, what’s not to love around here?”
Emily enjoys getting out on her bike now and then to relieve the incredible stresses of custom clothing design.
It’s an extremely exciting year for Emily and her husband Jonathan, as they are expecting a baby boy in September. It’s actually been quite a distraction at the office with all the naming ideas being thrown around. Some current suggestions include Muscles, Artimus, Day’quandray, Tiny, and our favorite…Little Don Ricky Georgie. Obviously they need some help with the names, so feel free to make your suggestions. Emily will bounce them all off Edward the guinea pig and get back to us with her final choice sometime around September. Regardless of his name, we’re all excited to be welcoming a new mini-member to our extended Hincapie Sportswear family.
We want to send a big thanks to Emily for all that she does to help make this the best cycling apparel company in the world. If she designed your latest kits, send us a picture of your team. If you’re looking for a new design, give us a call. Emily is bursting at the seams with creativity (it’s not just the new baby).
We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of Baby Pitts.