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."
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.
Capital Business reporter Tom Heath announced on Monday: "The founders of JESS3 — the District-based visual storyteller for corporations such as Google, NIKEiD and ESPN — are moving to Los Angeles next month. For good." Adding that, "JESS3 co-founder Leslie Bradshaw tells us the company set up offices in Highland Park a year ago. Bradshaw, who founded the firm with Jesse Thomas and is one of the key players in the local business scene, said the move will enable the firm to better serve their West Coast clients, which make up 90 percent of JESS3’s business."
Infinite Atlas is, in the simplest terms, "an independent research and art project seeking to identify, place and describe every possible location in David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest." In broader terms, it’s an infinitely absorbing marriage of literature and rich location-based data. The map is the work of Washington-based writer, and dedicated Infinite Jest fan, William Beutler. [...] The scope of the project meant Beutler brought in a number of creative partners, including agency JESS3 and DC web development company RedEdge, which helped bring the interactive map to life.
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.
Samsung, the world's largest electronics company, made a big entrance into South by Southwest Interactive (SXSWi) this year. The company tapped data visualization leader JESS3, to create a cutting-edge, real-time social media aggregation wall displaying the hottest panels, trending topics and locations, as well as photos and tweets.
The cloud computing industry event of the year, Dreamforce '11 (#DF11), kicks-off next month. To celebrate, we partnered once again with Eloqua to create an infographic that gives a visual history of the event.
Leslie Bradshaw, JESS3's President and COO has been named one of 2011's Most Influential Women in Tech by Fast Company in the "Executives" category. Surrounded on the list by women she has long admired, it is a great honor for Leslie and all of JESS3 to receive this distinction.