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QR Code Art

The Project: With the ever-growing spread of smart phones around the world, QR codes have gained major popularity in the past few years. Thinking there might be more visual possibilities in the world of QR codes beyond the simple black squares, we decided to explore a range of creative designs with different colors, shapes and mediums, none of which interfere with the basic functionality of the codes.

Our Methodology: Under Jesse Thomas’ close direction, the JESS3 design team played around with building 3-dimensional codes out of legos, designing colorful codes which incorporated the JESS3 logo, skulls, and different paint-like effects like pointillism and drips reminiscent of graffiti.

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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).

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 ...

JESS3 Helps Google Earth Commemorate its 1 Billionth Download

Google Earth reached 1 billion downloads and asked the infographic experts at JESS3 to help commemorate the milestone. We selected the “Around the world in 60 seconds” concept to add a story-telling dimension to the infographic while highlighting the ease ...

Mashable Features JESS3’s Novel “Old School” Approach to Marketing at SXSW

Mashable highlighted JESS3’s lo-fi approach to self-marketing at SXSWi 2013: posters. The site reported that for a conference positioned around new trends and cutting-edge technology, posters remain an effective and popular means of marketing. Tech start-ups have to compete ...

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 ...

New Contributor at Quarterly: Jesse Thomas!

JESS3 CEO and Founder, Jesse Thomas, is a new contributor for the subscription service, Quarterly Co. Jesse joins the ranks of other select influential contributors and will send his subscribers fun, cool physical items in the mail. His goal is ...

JESS3 Releases the State of Wikipedia

The fourth in its series of informative motion graphic videos, JESS3 released today the State of Wikipedia, which walks the viewer through the creation, evolution and future of the indispensable online resource Wikipedia, all narrated by its co-founder Jimmy Wales.

Yahoo! Taps JESS3 for Election 2010 Infographic Design

Yahoo! News a has paired up with JESS3 to create a series of infographics illustrating data culled from the non-traditional polling found on their unique midterm elections hub, Yahoo! Ask America.

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