Lisa Javornick

Founder and Director, Javo Studios

An alumni of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Lisa started her career as a staff photographer at a local catalog house. A few years later, Lisa found herself on a one way flight to Los Angeles, California. As an assistant to accomplished photographer Jack Anderson, Lisa worked on national magazine campaigns such as Vogue with clients including Giorgio and Neutrogena. Several years later, Lisa landed a photographer position at 24th Street Studios, one of the original pioneers of digital photography, where she became studio manager. With a growing passion, Lisa continued to challenge her creativity as lead photographer. In 2000, she spun off on her own and started her Los Angeles digital photography studio, founding Javo Studios West, and establishing long term clients such as Memorex, American Racing and Cooking.com. In 2001, with her advanced knowledge of digital photography, she was approached by Leed’s, a rapidly growing promotional products company located in Pittsburgh, to photograph their full-line catalogs.

Lisa opened her studio in Pittsburgh in 2004, and Javo Studios East was established. Today, Javo Studios maintains clients from coast to coast providing high-end digital print/web ready images.

Hector Corante

Senior Photographer, Javo Studios

A native of Orange County, California, Hector Corante received his Bachelors in Communications at California State University, Fullerton. He started his photographic career as an intern at 24th Street Studios where he met Lisa and also experienced the pioneering days of digital photography. After the internship, Hector freelanced as an assistant and photographer throughout Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego. For about 7 years, he worked under Jeff Smith, a renowned architectural photographer. Not only did he work as an associate photographer, he also became production manager for Photo Smith Color Lab, a Kodak Q Lab. As part of Smith Photography, he traveled all over the world photographing for interior designers, architects, home builders and the hotel & resort industry. In 2003, long time friend, Lisa Javornick asked him to help with a catalog project in Pittsburgh, PA.

For almost 10 years, he’s thrived as senior photographer at Javo Studios and a new resident of Pennsylvania.