Mashable featured JESS3’s Creepy Cupid series of digital valentines as part of their Valentine’s Day coverage, publicizing their humour and connection to the all-too-real online world of dating. Our graphics, called a “hilarious set,” use real quotes from online dating site OKCupid to encapsulate the boldness — and the trepidations — of online dating. Ranging from the silly to the outright absurd, the shareable cards were optimized for social media and capitalized on the hashtag #CreepyCupid. Mashable noted that regardless of whether love is blind, our playful graphics are “all the visualization you need.”
The team behind Microsoft’s Office 365 online software suite wanted to tell the story of the growth of small business through the increasing use of cloud computing. As a result, Microsoft partnered with JESS3’s expert data visualization team to create a vibrant, shareable graphic. The Small Businesses & the Cloud infographic outlines the top cloud-friendly cities in the US, the number of small businesses in the US and their growing use of the cloud.
To raise awareness of the launch of its free mobile application, where users can track the latest UN news, make donations and more, the United Nations Foundation turned to the JESS3 team to create a concise and informative thirty-second video.
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.
JESS3 CEO and Founder Jesse Thomas was named as a mentor for 500 Startups. Thomas joins a robust group of more than 175 other industry leaders around the globe. Thomas will share branding, marketing, and visual communication expertise gained from his experience shaping JESS3. Mentors must dedicate at least five hours a month to assisting startups. "I look at this like a badge of honor," said Thomas upon the announcement.
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.
Notes Shasta Darlington of CNN: "They are an exclusive group of globe-trotting Internet investors, startup founders and tech junkies. Or you can just call them 'Geeks on a Plane.'" JESS3's Founder and CEO was one of said "geeks" who not only met with numerous entrepreneurs on the trip and throughout South America, but he also served as the trip's executive creative director where he lead the development of the trip's official comic book / "zine" and collateral. Look closely and you can see his signature JESS3 tee in CNN's shots of the trip!
While JESS3 continues to operate entirely in the cloud across multiple time zones and countries, we believe strongly in having a physical space to collaborate, tap into creative epicenters and to better serve our clients. From Florida to Oregon, Denver and Oklahoma to LA, we are thrilled to announce that we're expanding our footprint to do just that.