JESS3 had the honor of helping leading human rights protection non-profit Amnesty International celebrates its 50th anniversary this year with the creation of five data visualizations. This collection of infographics aims to inform the public about some of the issues Amnesty International is most passionate about as well as the organization's history itself.
The team behind Microsoft’s Office 365 online software suite wanted to tell the story of the growth of small business through the increasing use of cloud computing. As a result, Microsoft partnered with JESS3’s expert data visualization team to create a vibrant, shareable graphic. The Small Businesses & the Cloud infographic outlines the top cloud-friendly cities in the US, the number of small businesses in the US and their growing use of the cloud.
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."
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.”
JESS3 earned high praise at the Beagle Short Tale Awards. The video "Future of Revenue," created in conjunction with Eloqua, was recognized with three awards: Best Story Telling, Best Video with an Educational Theme and Best Animation. JESS3 also won Best Production for its three "State of" releases in 2010.
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.
As an official production partner at this year’s highly anticipated LeWeb ’11 Conference, JESS3 attended the conference to contribute what its best known for: beautiful data visualizations. The catch? The infographics would be created in real-time. With the help of data partners Radian6, the JESS3 team created an infographic for each day of the conference using the topics discussed by the panelists in attendance as well as the topics most widely discussed in the social media.
C-SPAN’s online Campaign 2012 Hub designed by JESS3, the creative agency which designed C-SPAN’s Webby Award-nominated 2008 Convention Hub, will provide complementary video, political information, and social engagement opportunities for C-SPAN’s political audience. The Hub will bring together people who love politics and are interested in the conventions to watch, discuss, share and connect with others.