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Blackboard

The Voice of the Active Learner

The Project: Education software titan Blackboard approached JESS3 to create a motion graphic depicting the changing state of education. The video was to focus on today’s students — active learners — who no longer passively wait in a classroom to be taught, but rather seek out information on their own.

Our Methodology: JESS3 and Blackboard worked together to craft a script that highlighted the adaptive traditions of the contemporary student. No longer confined to the classroom, JESS3 packed the piece full of colorful visuals and swirling scenes of today’s virtual world. They broke the framework off the traditional schoolhouse and left it, quite literally, struggling to keep up. By creating a piece full of color and an almost constant feeling of movement, JESS3 was able to convey a sense of an educational experience, in constant flux.
Although told from the perspective of a student, JESS3 incorporated data that appealed to various audiences within the educational community – including faculty and administration. In the end, the piece directs the viewer to “keep up” with the current pace of education today. If you think you have the stamina, we challenge you to watch this 2 minute piece on the active learner. Just remember to stretch first.

The Results: The video kicked off Blackboard CEO Michael Chasen’s keynote address at the annual BbWorld Conference held in New Orleans. More than 3,000 attendees saw the debut illustrating to Blackboard’s own community that adapting for the current educational experience, was an immediate need. It successfully left the audience with an inspired viewpoint and a better perception on Blackboard’s tools and potential in today’s ever-evolving educational system.

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Google x JESS3 Post Super Tuesday Graphic Featured on Buzzfeed

Following Super Tuesday, the Google Politics and Elections team partnered with JESS3 to visualize how each Republican candidate competed in the Super Tuesday states, in the categories of states won, Google Search interest, delegates won, and percentage of votes achieved. In six of the 10 states, the candidate who received the most search interest prior to Super Tuesday also won the state.

Eloqua x JESS3 Partner Again to Create Sequel Video

Eloqua and JESS3 have partnered again to create the sequel to The Future of Revenue. This video defines Revenue Performance Management and its impact on not only the world of sales and marketing but on the future of business as a whole. Eloqua wanted to define this slightly abstract concept more thoroughly, and to show that Revenue Performance Management adds a more scientific, and less creative, element to marketing.

JESS3 and Foursquare Partner for the Elections with "I Voted"

JESS3 worked closely with foursquare to build a custom map visualization of Election Day check-ins that access over 108,000 official polling locations thanks to the Voting Information Project (Google x The Pew Center on the States).

Google Translate taps JESS3 for "Can't Translate Spots"

Google Translate can translate text into 50 different languages, but some forms of communications remain that Google Can't Translate. JESS3 shot five 30-second spots to showcase what some of them are.

JESS3 Co-founder Leslie Bradshaw to Serve as U.S. Chamber Fellow

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s National Chamber Foundation (NCF) announced JESS3's Co-founder, President & COO Leslie Bradshaw as a U.S. Chamber Fellow for 2012-2013. The prestigious program assembles experienced thought leaders and business professionals to aid in identifying emerging issues that will impact the business community within the next two to five years. Bradshaw’s areas of inquiry will be: Female entrepreneurship, millennial leadership and the impact of social technologies on the United States.

Fast Company Features Wisdom From JESS3 Co-Founder Leslie Bradshaw

While at SXSW Interactive this week, our COO and President, Leslie Bradshaw, connected with Fast Company's Lydia Dishman for a quick video interview. Her interview about the JESS3 culture is featured next to other influencers from Google, Airbnb, IBM, and Scvngr. We're so happy to see Leslie's insight shared here!

Washington Post Breaks the News: JESS3's Founders Moving to LA

Capital Business reporter Tom Heath announced on Monday: "The founders of JESS3 — the District-based visual storyteller for corporations such as Google, NIKEiD and ESPN — are moving to Los Angeles next month. For good." Adding that, "JESS3 co-founder Leslie Bradshaw tells us the company set up offices in Highland Park a year ago. Bradshaw, who founded the firm with Jesse Thomas and is one of the key players in the local business scene, said the move will enable the firm to better serve their West Coast clients, which make up 90 percent of JESS3’s business."

JESS3's TLD Visualization Featured in the Washington Post

As ICANN prepared to make a big Top Level Domain-related announcement in early 2011, JESS3 was commissioned by the Washington Post to bring a visual storytelling angle to the changing tides of domain names. The challenge was how to give an "out with the old, in with the new" feel. As the TLD story continues to unfold, JESS3's art is as relevant as ever. Notes Washington Post reporter Hayley Tsukayama: "The organization tasked with regulating the Web’s domain names — that’s everything to the right of the dot in a URL — released its list detailing who has applied for new Web suffixes Wednesday. Companies who applied for new addresses include Apple, Amazon, Google and Microsoft as well as prominent firms such as Macy’s, Wal-Mart and Tiffany. Each application cost the companies $185,000."

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