This is a test JESS3 BlogJESS3 Blog https://blog.jess3.com JESS3 is a creative agency that specializes in social media strategy and data visualization. Tue, 11 Dec 2018 20:42:43 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0.4 Pantone 2019 Color of the Year https://blog.jess3.com/2018/12/pantone-2019-color-of-the-year.html https://blog.jess3.com/2018/12/pantone-2019-color-of-the-year.html#respond Tue, 11 Dec 2018 20:41:14 +0000 Taylor Crisdale http://blog.jess3.com/?p=38557 See you later Ultra Violet!

Ultra Violet has stepped aside to give you Pantone’s more zen, environmentally aware 2019 colour of the year: Living Coral. Pantone describes Living Coral as a “life affirming” color, speaking to our innate human need for “optimism and joyful pursuits”. We also think this year’s selection is a not so subtle hint that we all need to chill and take a look around at our environment.

Here’s their release visual, complete with cute little fish :3.

JESS3 Blog Pantone Color of the Year Living Coral

Love Everything Color? So do we at JESS3

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See you later Ultra Violet!

Ultra Violet has stepped aside to give you Pantone’s more zen, environmentally aware 2019 colour of the year: Living Coral. Pantone describes Living Coral as a “life affirming” color, speaking to our innate human need for “optimism and joyful pursuits”. We also think this year’s selection is a not so subtle hint that we all need to chill and take a look around at our environment.

Here’s their release visual, complete with cute little fish :3.

JESS3 Blog Pantone Color of the Year Living Coral

Love Everything Color? So do we at JESS3

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What is the Future of Collective Art? https://blog.jess3.com/2017/05/how-can-we-utilise-collective-art.html https://blog.jess3.com/2017/05/how-can-we-utilise-collective-art.html#respond Tue, 02 May 2017 05:44:10 +0000 Vanessa Righeimer http://blog.jess3.com/?p=38449 Last month, thousands of artists teamed up online to collaborate on one art project. A Reddit user had openly invited others to illustrate a communal canvas with colored pixels. The only catch? Each artist had to wait a turn after placing a tile. This single rule encouraged creative collaboration by forcing artists to build off each other’s work. In the text post, the user expressed the end goal of the project by stating, “Individually you can create something. Together you can create something more.”

Image source: Reddit

The concept of collective art isn’t something incredibly new. In 2009, Twitter users joined forces to write an opera for London’s Royal Opera House. The indie rock band, The Vaccines, invited fans to submit their Instagram photos to be used in one of their music videos. After receiving nearly 3,000 submissions, the band pieced together a montage for their song, “Wetsuit.” Even before the term, “crowdsourcing” was coined, it was a common practice. Wikipedia, being the encyclopedia created by people all around the world, is probably the most well-known example of this.

Image source: The Vaccines/YouTube

While creative collaboration isn’t a foreign concept to artists, using the web for it is somewhat new. From a global perspective, the potential is huge because there’s more opportunity for artists to connect with each other from all ends of the earth.

So where’s the problem? In many cases, artistic crowdsourcing can lead to lower quality of work. For example, a business may send out an open job invite to artists. Once the request is made, artists submit work that’s created specifically for the project at hand. In the end, one artist wins the job. This results in subpar submissions for a number of reasons. Most of these projects have tight deadlines, causing the workmanship to be rushed.

Secondly, the method of crowdsourcing forces artists to churn out a number of submissions for different clients in the hopes of landing at least one. With their focus being spread out to different industries, they lack the dedication and study needed to create one memorable piece of work.

When used correctly, crowdsourcing can be a good thing. Ultimately, its biggest strength is that it cuts cost for the client. Additionally, it gives lesser known designers more job opportunities. When crowdsourcing fails is when the task needed is not a simple one. To put it bluntly, you’re paying for what you get and when you send a job out to the masses, a simple salary will equate to a simple job done.

To make the most out of crowdsourcing, there’s a few things businesses can do. For starters, don’t be so cheap. As stated above, the amount of money you’re willing to invest in your talent almost always correlates to the quality of work you’ll receive. It’s also important to be specific about the task that’s needed to be done. Creative collaboration is great, but if you’re managing a random team of contractors, it can often lead to a hot mess of different styles and approaches. Be specific about what you expect from each artist that you’re working with.

Lastly, when seeking feedback on a specific project, ask the right audience. For example, the feedback you receive from an experienced UX designer on a new mobile app will be much more beneficial than a random assortment of survey takers who are strangers to the field. Similar to investing in talent, business owners should also invest in the invaluable insights from seasoned professionals when seeking feedback.

Just like the Reddit user stated in the text post, collaborative art should be used to create something more. As long as that’s your honest intent, you should be able to do just that.

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Last month, thousands of artists teamed up online to collaborate on one art project. A Reddit user had openly invited others to illustrate a communal canvas with colored pixels. The only catch? Each artist had to wait a turn after placing a tile. This single rule encouraged creative collaboration by forcing artists to build off each other’s work. In the text post, the user expressed the end goal of the project by stating, “Individually you can create something. Together you can create something more.”

Image source: Reddit

The concept of collective art isn’t something incredibly new. In 2009, Twitter users joined forces to write an opera for London’s Royal Opera House. The indie rock band, The Vaccines, invited fans to submit their Instagram photos to be used in one of their music videos. After receiving nearly 3,000 submissions, the band pieced together a montage for their song, “Wetsuit.” Even before the term, “crowdsourcing” was coined, it was a common practice. Wikipedia, being the encyclopedia created by people all around the world, is probably the most well-known example of this.

Image source: The Vaccines/YouTube

While creative collaboration isn’t a foreign concept to artists, using the web for it is somewhat new. From a global perspective, the potential is huge because there’s more opportunity for artists to connect with each other from all ends of the earth.

So where’s the problem? In many cases, artistic crowdsourcing can lead to lower quality of work. For example, a business may send out an open job invite to artists. Once the request is made, artists submit work that’s created specifically for the project at hand. In the end, one artist wins the job. This results in subpar submissions for a number of reasons. Most of these projects have tight deadlines, causing the workmanship to be rushed.

Secondly, the method of crowdsourcing forces artists to churn out a number of submissions for different clients in the hopes of landing at least one. With their focus being spread out to different industries, they lack the dedication and study needed to create one memorable piece of work.

When used correctly, crowdsourcing can be a good thing. Ultimately, its biggest strength is that it cuts cost for the client. Additionally, it gives lesser known designers more job opportunities. When crowdsourcing fails is when the task needed is not a simple one. To put it bluntly, you’re paying for what you get and when you send a job out to the masses, a simple salary will equate to a simple job done.

To make the most out of crowdsourcing, there’s a few things businesses can do. For starters, don’t be so cheap. As stated above, the amount of money you’re willing to invest in your talent almost always correlates to the quality of work you’ll receive. It’s also important to be specific about the task that’s needed to be done. Creative collaboration is great, but if you’re managing a random team of contractors, it can often lead to a hot mess of different styles and approaches. Be specific about what you expect from each artist that you’re working with.

Lastly, when seeking feedback on a specific project, ask the right audience. For example, the feedback you receive from an experienced UX designer on a new mobile app will be much more beneficial than a random assortment of survey takers who are strangers to the field. Similar to investing in talent, business owners should also invest in the invaluable insights from seasoned professionals when seeking feedback.

Just like the Reddit user stated in the text post, collaborative art should be used to create something more. As long as that’s your honest intent, you should be able to do just that.

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Amazing Coffee Cup Designs https://blog.jess3.com/2016/11/coffeecupsoftheworld.html https://blog.jess3.com/2016/11/coffeecupsoftheworld.html#respond Fri, 11 Nov 2016 04:16:11 +0000 Taylor Crisdale http://blog.jess3.com/?p=38438 @coffeecupsoftheworld curates the coolest coffee cups from around the world.

What makes your amazing cup of morning coffee 100% sweeter?
A sugar & some awesome design.

Here are some of our favourites from the @coffeecupsoftheworld collection.

Love Design + Coffee? So do we at JESS3

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@coffeecupsoftheworld curates the coolest coffee cups from around the world.

What makes your amazing cup of morning coffee 100% sweeter?
A sugar & some awesome design.

Here are some of our favourites from the @coffeecupsoftheworld collection.

Love Design + Coffee? So do we at JESS3

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Cute characters made from everyday objects https://blog.jess3.com/2016/11/cute-characters-made-from-everyday-objects.html https://blog.jess3.com/2016/11/cute-characters-made-from-everyday-objects.html#respond Fri, 04 Nov 2016 05:33:43 +0000 Jesse Thomas http://blog.jess3.com/?p=38427 @sean_charmatz’s super cute characters will make your day.

The JESS3 team is always trawling through the net looking for character inspiration, here is an absolute gem of an example.
@sean_charmatz’s simple animation blended with video gives life to very amusing characters. SO creative, we love it!

Here are some of our favs:

A video posted by sean_charmatz (@sean_charmatz) on

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Love Characters? So do we at JESS3

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@sean_charmatz’s super cute characters will make your day.

The JESS3 team is always trawling through the net looking for character inspiration, here is an absolute gem of an example.
@sean_charmatz’s simple animation blended with video gives life to very amusing characters. SO creative, we love it!

Here are some of our favs:

A video posted by sean_charmatz (@sean_charmatz) on

A video posted by sean_charmatz (@sean_charmatz) on

 

A video posted by sean_charmatz (@sean_charmatz) on

 

A video posted by sean_charmatz (@sean_charmatz) on


Love Characters? So do we at JESS3

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Ham, Cheese & Celeb https://blog.jess3.com/2016/10/ham-cheese-celeb.html https://blog.jess3.com/2016/10/ham-cheese-celeb.html#respond Mon, 31 Oct 2016 04:42:49 +0000 Jesse Thomas http://blog.jess3.com/?p=38410 Maybe celebrities need to rethink their social strategy and just start posing on top of sandwiches?

While thinking of how many people idolise the Kardashians may make us sad for humanity, there is no getting around their image in our everyday lives; so how can we cope? The answer is … Sandwiches. Tasty, tasty sandwiches.

Bask in the glory of Beyoncé on a pepperoni cheese panini & weep at the sight of Drake cutting shapes on a Canadian bacon & cheese.

@blakeanderson on a cheesesteak

A photo posted by CELEBS ON SANDWICHES (@celebsonsandwiches) on

@hannibalburess on a ham, cheese, and banana peppers sandwich

A photo posted by CELEBS ON SANDWICHES (@celebsonsandwiches) on

@rickygervais from @davidbrentmovie on a grilled cheese

A photo posted by CELEBS ON SANDWICHES (@celebsonsandwiches) on

Notorious B.I.G. on a BLT with avocado

A photo posted by CELEBS ON SANDWICHES (@celebsonsandwiches) on

@beyonce on a pepperoni and cheese panini Progress video with @popsugar here http://bit.ly/284mDGE

A photo posted by CELEBS ON SANDWICHES (@celebsonsandwiches) on

@jamesfrancotv on a fluffernutter

A photo posted by CELEBS ON SANDWICHES (@celebsonsandwiches) on

Will Ferrell as Ron Burgundy on a BBQ brisket sandwich

A photo posted by CELEBS ON SANDWICHES (@celebsonsandwiches) on

Love Pop Culture + Sandwiches? So do we at JESS3

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Maybe celebrities need to rethink their social strategy and just start posing on top of sandwiches?

While thinking of how many people idolise the Kardashians may make us sad for humanity, there is no getting around their image in our everyday lives; so how can we cope? The answer is … Sandwiches. Tasty, tasty sandwiches.

Bask in the glory of Beyoncé on a pepperoni cheese panini & weep at the sight of Drake cutting shapes on a Canadian bacon & cheese.

@blakeanderson on a cheesesteak

A photo posted by CELEBS ON SANDWICHES (@celebsonsandwiches) on

@hannibalburess on a ham, cheese, and banana peppers sandwich

A photo posted by CELEBS ON SANDWICHES (@celebsonsandwiches) on

@rickygervais from @davidbrentmovie on a grilled cheese

A photo posted by CELEBS ON SANDWICHES (@celebsonsandwiches) on

Notorious B.I.G. on a BLT with avocado

A photo posted by CELEBS ON SANDWICHES (@celebsonsandwiches) on

@beyonce on a pepperoni and cheese panini Progress video with @popsugar here http://bit.ly/284mDGE

A photo posted by CELEBS ON SANDWICHES (@celebsonsandwiches) on

@jamesfrancotv on a fluffernutter

A photo posted by CELEBS ON SANDWICHES (@celebsonsandwiches) on

Will Ferrell as Ron Burgundy on a BBQ brisket sandwich

A photo posted by CELEBS ON SANDWICHES (@celebsonsandwiches) on

Love Pop Culture + Sandwiches? So do we at JESS3

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JESS3 Team Tracks https://blog.jess3.com/2016/10/jess3-team-tracks.html https://blog.jess3.com/2016/10/jess3-team-tracks.html#respond Mon, 24 Oct 2016 02:44:20 +0000 Taylor Crisdale http://blog.jess3.com/?p=38377 The latest tunes getting rotation from the JESS3 team. Stay creative & on task with these 5 laid back yet tasty tracks.

01 Guardian by Willow Beats
Monthly Listeners: 81,104
Most Listened Location: Sydney

02 Sun by Kenton Slash Demon
Monthly Listeners: 135,866
Most Listened Location: Melbourne

03 The Meaning of Love by Chrome Sparks
Monthly Listeners: 242,150
Most Listened Location: Los Angeles

04 Apolune by Jasper Ryom
Monthly Listeners: 21,082
Most Listened Location: Berlin

05 Clair De Lune by Flight Facilities (Remixed by Motez)
Monthly Listeners: 96,928
Most Listened Location: Sydney

Love Music? So do we at JESS3

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The latest tunes getting rotation from the JESS3 team. Stay creative & on task with these 5 laid back yet tasty tracks.

01 Guardian by Willow Beats
Monthly Listeners: 81,104
Most Listened Location: Sydney

02 Sun by Kenton Slash Demon
Monthly Listeners: 135,866
Most Listened Location: Melbourne

03 The Meaning of Love by Chrome Sparks
Monthly Listeners: 242,150
Most Listened Location: Los Angeles

04 Apolune by Jasper Ryom
Monthly Listeners: 21,082
Most Listened Location: Berlin

05 Clair De Lune by Flight Facilities (Remixed by Motez)
Monthly Listeners: 96,928
Most Listened Location: Sydney

Love Music? So do we at JESS3

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Pop Culture Mash-ups https://blog.jess3.com/2016/09/pop-culture-mash-ups.html https://blog.jess3.com/2016/09/pop-culture-mash-ups.html#respond Mon, 12 Sep 2016 06:49:09 +0000 Taylor Crisdale http://blog.jess3.com/?p=38362 German agency Cheil combines pop images in Upday campaign.

Cheil Germany commissioned FOREAL studio to create the visuals for Samsung’s personalised news app Upday. Upday aggregates all kinds of content using popular brands and bloggers into an easy to digest format. To visualise that aggregation of content, FOREAL created characters using elements which represent multiple content types. Bright & bold, check em out below.

Can you spot all the elements the images are pulling from?






Creative Direction: Cheil, Germany Art Direction: Cheil & FOREAL Illustration: FOREAL Photographer: Pascal Dalstein Client: Samsung Upday Agency: Cheil, Germany


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German agency Cheil combines pop images in Upday campaign.

Cheil Germany commissioned FOREAL studio to create the visuals for Samsung’s personalised news app Upday. Upday aggregates all kinds of content using popular brands and bloggers into an easy to digest format. To visualise that aggregation of content, FOREAL created characters using elements which represent multiple content types. Bright & bold, check em out below.

Can you spot all the elements the images are pulling from?






Creative Direction: Cheil, Germany Art Direction: Cheil & FOREAL Illustration: FOREAL Photographer: Pascal Dalstein Client: Samsung Upday Agency: Cheil, Germany


Love Pop Culture? So do we at JESS3

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Postcard Mural Roadtrip https://blog.jess3.com/2016/08/postcard-mural-roadtrip.html https://blog.jess3.com/2016/08/postcard-mural-roadtrip.html#respond Mon, 01 Aug 2016 11:29:34 +0000 Jesse Thomas http://blog.jess3.com/?p=38343 Do you like sending your friends postcards? Victor Ving leaves them behind

Artist, Victor Ving, and photographer, Lisa Beggs, are on a US road trip in a RV, but not your usual road trip. Lisa and Victor travel from city to city creating ‘landmark’ artworks. Lisa’s photography and local knowledge help fill out the letters – while Victor works with local artists and businesses through collaboration. ‘Greetings Tour’ is planned to be compiled into a series of  postcards at its completion, creating a weird meta loop.

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Love Road Trips? So do we at JESS3

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Do you like sending your friends postcards? Victor Ving leaves them behind

Artist, Victor Ving, and photographer, Lisa Beggs, are on a US road trip in a RV, but not your usual road trip. Lisa and Victor travel from city to city creating ‘landmark’ artworks. Lisa’s photography and local knowledge help fill out the letters – while Victor works with local artists and businesses through collaboration. ‘Greetings Tour’ is planned to be compiled into a series of  postcards at its completion, creating a weird meta loop.

A photo posted by Greetings Tour (@greetingstour) on

Love Road Trips? So do we at JESS3

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The Incredible Mind of Jean Julien https://blog.jess3.com/2016/07/the-incredible-mind-of-jean-julien.html https://blog.jess3.com/2016/07/the-incredible-mind-of-jean-julien.html#respond Mon, 18 Jul 2016 08:24:55 +0000 Jesse Thomas http://blog.jess3.com/?p=38324 Some of the most inventive and fun illustration you will ever see

Jean Jullien is a French artist currently living in London. His body of work ranges from illustration to photography, video, costumes, installations, books, posters and many others. His work has a fun yet mature tone, with many of his illustrations interacting with the physical world.

Here are a few highlights from his instagram:

Bowl rider, available at @hvw8gallery

A photo posted by Jean Jullien (@jean_jullien) on

Rise and shine, it's monday!

A photo posted by Jean Jullien (@jean_jullien) on

Sundays…

A photo posted by Jean Jullien (@jean_jullien) on

Bad hair day

A photo posted by Jean Jullien (@jean_jullien) on

Happy labour day you all!

A photo posted by Jean Jullien (@jean_jullien) on


Love Intelligent Illustration? So do we at JESS3

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Some of the most inventive and fun illustration you will ever see

Jean Jullien is a French artist currently living in London. His body of work ranges from illustration to photography, video, costumes, installations, books, posters and many others. His work has a fun yet mature tone, with many of his illustrations interacting with the physical world.

Here are a few highlights from his instagram:

Bowl rider, available at @hvw8gallery

A photo posted by Jean Jullien (@jean_jullien) on

Rise and shine, it's monday!

A photo posted by Jean Jullien (@jean_jullien) on

Sundays…

A photo posted by Jean Jullien (@jean_jullien) on

Bad hair day

A photo posted by Jean Jullien (@jean_jullien) on

Happy labour day you all!

A photo posted by Jean Jullien (@jean_jullien) on


Love Intelligent Illustration? So do we at JESS3

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Video Game Crossfit – Yes! https://blog.jess3.com/2016/07/video-game-crossfit-yes.html https://blog.jess3.com/2016/07/video-game-crossfit-yes.html#respond Fri, 08 Jul 2016 10:05:33 +0000 Taylor Crisdale http://blog.jess3.com/?p=38305 Stay fit and get your video game fix? Sounds like a match made in heaven!
Asphalt Green’s AG6 workout mixes crossfit training with video game style stimulus to get you sweatin’.

This might be just what you need to get started and stay motivated. I wonder who has the high score?




Love Technology? So do we at JESS3

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Stay fit and get your video game fix? Sounds like a match made in heaven!
Asphalt Green’s AG6 workout mixes crossfit training with video game style stimulus to get you sweatin’.

This might be just what you need to get started and stay motivated. I wonder who has the high score?




Love Technology? So do we at JESS3

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