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Foursquare vs. Gowalla Poster

In the midst of all the 2010 SXSW interactive broohaha, it came to JESS3’s attention that the two geosocial application “heavyweights” (Foursquare and Gowalla) were going head to head by holding their parties on the same evening, in two venues that were steps away from each other. JESS3 jumped on the opportunity to create a fun old-school boxing-match poster design that was then designed and posted around Austin for all to see.

We designed, printed and launched the poster within 24 hours, which lead to pick up by outlets like CNET and BusinessInsider.

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JESS3 Designs the Perfect Market Vault Index Top Ten Infographic

To illustrate Perfect Market's findings after a study in the Summer of 2010 which found that real stories still matter, JESS3 designed an infographic illustrating which stories were the most talked.

JESS3 Goes Mobile: Weekly Pics from Our Phones

Every week, the JESS3 team submits photos from their mobile phones, wherever they are in the world. From the water, to the land, from all-nighters to weekends at the beach, from France to San Francisco, we capture the magical mobile moments that make up our days as JESS3'rs.

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."

Ezra Klein: The Big Economic Boost of a Visit from POTUS, in One Graphic

"How much of a boost does a business get from a president’s visit? After the folks at the Washington sandwich shop Taylor Gourmet got a visit from President Obama on May 16, they decided to crunch the numbers and find out. President Obama spent exactly 15 minutes at Taylor Gourmet. That visit was enough to boost the stores’ sandwich sales by 15 percent. Orders for the Spruce Street (Obama’s hoagie of choice) jumped from 21 each day to 53 after the President’s visit. More in a very comprehensive infographic drawn up by design firm JESS3, after the jump."

Mind of a Freelancer Infographic Earns Frontpage Coverage on Mashable

The Mind of a Freelancer Infographic sees frontpage coverage from our friends over at Mashable. The infographic both celebrates and informs others about the freelance lifestyle, detailing the numerous benefits of being your own boss, but also illustrating some of the pitfalls. As Allegra Tepper writes in the Mashable article, "The study however concluded that overall, freelancers seem pretty happy with the career move." Another notable mention in the article as a reflection of the Mind of a Freelancer infographic was the longer a person freelances, the happier they are with the decision.

The End of Entrepreneurial Adolescence

Having functioned entirely under the “work-from-home” model until January of this year, we cannot speak more highly about what the physical space and proximity has done for our process, results, cohesion and inside jokes. This seems like an obvious statement to make, but as as a scrappy start-up that has been transforming into an established agency over the last two years, it is an important reflection point for us.

JESS3 Named #430 on the Inc. 500

JESS3 has been named one of the top 500 "Fastest Growing Private Companies" by Inc. Magazine for their strong year-over-year growth and proven track record. The company celebrates the 10th anniversary of founder Jesse Thomas' launching JESS3.com this year, as well as co-founder Leslie Bradshaw's 6th anniversary in September.

JESS3's Tower Bridge Infographic for GE

Our latest release is another partnership with GE, a follow up to our "Future of Solar" visualization released earlier this month. The Tower Bridge Infographic outlines the history of one of London's most recognizable landmarks from its opening over 100 years ago, in 1894 to present day, where the bridge sees as many as 40,000 pedestrians and motorists pass over it each day.

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