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 has joined the roster of the Society of Digital Agencies. SoDA membership is invitation-only, comprised of 60 top digital agencies and elite production companies – with offices in 24 countries. “We are thrilled to welcome JESS3 to the prestigious ranks of SoDA membership,” said Chris Buettner, Director of Operations. SoDA members in Russia, Brazil, and North America commended JESS3 in the full member vote. JESS3 Co-founder, President and Chief Operating Officer Leslie Bradshaw spoke about the honor, “To think that we are now a part of SoDA – and among agencies like Made by Many, Resn, and Phenomblue - is a dream come true.”
Instead of posting our usual weekly team Mobile Uploads, we’ve rounded up some of the actions our team members have taken to protest the SOPA and PIPA initiatives. The team has signed petitions, called local reps, and transferred 175 domains from GoDaddy, an early supporter of SOPA, to Namecheap.
After realizing that only 13 percent of Wikipedia contributors are women, 1×57 has decided to raise awareness about the issue and encourage more to contribute through its free workshop “Women Who Wiki.” The event’s organizers tapped JESS3 for logo and barnstar design explorations to go along with its “Change the Ratio” campaign.
JESS3’s founder, Jesse Thomas, sat down with Marketing Land as one of 8 industry experts, including other designers and top level executives, to answer the questions “What makes an excellent infographic?” and “What should my expectations be for an infographic?” Jesse stressed in his answers that infographics need to be beautiful, but also meaningful and have the data to back them up, because “the primary purpose of an infographic is to spark informed conversation and action.” He also noted that “An infographic should be intelligent and tell the audience something they don’t already know, but say it with words and terms they do.”
Ever had a craving for a dish from a Food Truck only to find it isn't at its promised location? Thanks to the JESS3-designed Zagat Food Trucks site, NYC's food trucks are now trackable via a live interactive map.
After being on the ground for the initial primaries, our JESS3 team ran the Google Politics and Elections War Room for South Carolina from Google’s DC office. We've been helping visualize Google search data for the 2012 Elections, and the data for this primary shows a new story: Newtmentum.
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.