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Advice to Startups About Design

As a part of TechCocktail’s Startup Mixology Conference, JESS3’s co-founder Leslie Bradshaw was asked to present on one of the many ingredients needed to make a startup successful: design. And even more so, how to successfully work with designers.

Drawing from our team’s passion for working together and building a culture of excellence and execution, JESS3 prepared four topline tips that included:

1. Make a designer your second hire, not your tenth. Give them a strategic seat at the table and leadership role in the company. It is that important.

2. Make your choice, make it right, listen, learn and defend. This includes: – Finding the right person and / or team. – Put your trust in them. Completely. – Learn how to speak their language. – Make them feel that they are supported. Let them see genuinely that you support them. – Understand their process and what motivates them. And why. – Defend their POV and timeline at all cost with investors, coworkers and clients.

3. Don’t be bound by geography to hire designers. Look to virtual communities like Behance, “Dribbble”: http://dribbble.com/jess3, Forrst and Visual.ly to connect with and recruit diverse talent. Look to physical events and workshops like UX Week, Offf and Anderson Ranch to make offline connections and deepen your own knowledge base.

4. Establish a culture of precision, excellence and execution. Think about the companies, cultures and outputs created by greats like: David Ogilvy, Walt Disney, Jack Welch, Steve Jobs, Anna Wintour and our own CEO and founder, Jesse Thomas. Don’t compromise on excellence. Putting out amazing work / product is key to being known and noticed. Sustain it. Make it part of your DNA.

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Fast Company and JESS3 Partner for Occupy Wall Street Infographic

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.

JESS3's Leslie Bradshaw shares tips for CEO's

Originally presented at the Future M / Startup Marketing Bootcamp on October 8, 2010, the focus of this presentation was giving CEOs and other decision makers insights from the world class JESS3 team regarding design best practices.

JESS3 Helps Estée Lauder Raise Awareness with pureDKNY Video

Looking to raise awareness about its efforts to empower women abroad, Estée Lauder approached JESS3 to help tell its story visually. Our team took on the challenge of producing two videos to raise awareness about Estée Lauder’s recent partnership with CARE International, an organization that helps women across the globe succeed economically.

Mashable Touts JESS3 Co-founder Leslie Bradshaw as a "Female Founder Every Entrepreneur Should Know"

Entering her seventh year with JESS3 this fall, Leslie Bradshaw has been recognized by Mashable as one of the top 44 female founders to know. Bradshaw's tireless dedication to her team, company and the field of data visualization has earned her the top billing along side such notable entrepreneurs as Kass Lazerow, Buddy Media; Julia Hartz, Eventbrite; Gina Bianchini, MightyBell; Brooke Moreland, Fashism; Rashmi Sinha, SlideShare; Jenn Hyman and Jenny Fleiss, Rent the Runway; Rachel Sklar, Change The Ratio and TheLi.st; and Victoria Ransom, Wildfire.

JESS3 Social Tech Infographic Featured on Mashable.com

JESS3's latest infographic The Connected Workspace was featured on Mashable.com. Teaming up with our long time content partners Mindjet, we visualized the benefits of social technology using leveraged data from McKinsey. Interesting highlights from the infographic include the finding that social technology could improve the productivity of some workers by 20-25%, and also that only 3% of companies using social tech are "fully networked" and are "benefiting substantially." Our infographic asks an important question to the modern day working class. What sort of social tech does your company leverage?

CEO and Founder Jesse Thomas Named as 500 Startups Mentor

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.

Sex, Love and the Double Standard

Our own co-founder and fearless leader Leslie Bradshaw joins an esteemed panel of women in media, entertainment, fashion, advertising and business to get real about a variety of sex and gender related topics. Brace yourself.

JESS3 Clutches Small Agency of the Year, Southeast, Gold; Featured in AdAge for Win

JESS3's AdAge feature highlights their Small Agency of the Year, Southeast, Gold award. The feature also adds insight to JESS3 and its founders. AdAge's Cotton Delo writes, "Standing out as a creative agency is difficult, but JESS3 was incorporated in 2008 with a specialty: data visualizations to make marketers' streams of analytics, purchase and social-exhaust data beautiful and digestible." JESS3 President, Co-founder and COO Leslie Bradshaw commented on the secret to JESS3's success, "A lot of our strategies and the way we run our company are digitally native."

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