As the Occupy Wall Street protest reached its 7th week, Fast Company got exclusive access to research by Harrison Schultz, who helped develop occupywallst.org, and Professor Hector R. Cordero-Guzman from the School of Public Affairs at Baruch College and partnered with the visualization experts at JESS3 to create an infographic.
Originally created for CauseShift, the compelling JESS3 infographic gains traction, most recently being featured on Co.Exist. In an article titled, "Infographic: Untangling The Web Of Poverty, Obesity, And Food,"editor Morgan Clendaniel says , This new infographic, by Jess3 for CauseShift, attempts to draw some more concrete connections between poverty and obesity, and also highlights another concept: food insecurity." Comprised of data from states in the U.S., the infographic compares a state’s obesity rate, food assistance rate, poverty rate, and food insecurity level. The article digs in-depth into the data link laid out by the JESS3 inforgraphic.
In hopes of going beyond the traditionally static, and oftentimes boring, PowerPoint presentation, The Economist tapped JESS3 to help bring an important a 150-page report assembled by the Economist Intelligence Unit, the "Women’s Economic Opportunity Index" to life through a powerful graphic animation.
As part of its continued efforts to fuse the best of Madison Avenue and Silicon Valley, JESS3 has added two new team members to its Washington D.C. workforce. Simon Owens who has many years of expertise in the digital PR space under his belt will be coming in as Director of PR and Glenn Siegman, a skilled backend Engineer, will be joining the development team.
Often overshadowed online by their domestic counterparts, several "big cat" species worldwide have declined and now face near-extinction. Taking action, National Geographic launched a social media campaign to raise awareness with help from JESS3 on the design front. Rawr!
JESS3 and Brian Solis partnered up again to create an full update of their 2009 infographic and directory of Twitter applications, the Twitterverse. The Twitterverse displays the most notable apps, organized by their design and functionality.
This episode of PBS' Off Book series talks to animators and motion graphics creators about the past and present of this magical medium. New York University Professor and filmmaker John Canemaker presents a very brief history of animation and Jesse Thomas, founder of the creative agency JESS3, talks about how motion graphics have thrived on the Internet. Julia Pott, a Brooklyn-based animator, describes her intensely personal creative process and how she brings her experiences to life through "awkward" animal protagonists.
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.