Jell News Bits: Work in Progress

At Jell, December is always the busiest part of the year. Long-term clients ask us for end-of-year consultations, new clients request proposals and kick-off meetings, and back at the office, we all hustle to cross off as much of our to-do lists as we can before the office closes Christmas Eve. MORE >

Posted December 20, 2010

We launch v2 of JellStories

As mentioned in an earlier report on our open house during Ravenswood ArtWalk 2010, Jell hosted an interactive photo project called JellStories. MORE >

Posted October 29, 2010

38-year-old Safer Foundation gets the website it deserves

According to a 2008 report, 82% of former Illinois prisoners eventually return to prison. One of the biggest challenges facing those released can be finding a job. Thankfully, there’s an organization that provides thousands of individuals with a second chance and a road back.  MORE >

Posted October 14, 2010

Ravenswood ArtWalk 2010

It’s officially autumn in Chicago — the trees are turning colors and there’s a chill in the lakefront air. We celebrated the season along with many of our neighbors along Ravenswood Avenue by opening our doors October 2 and 3, as part of the 2010 Ravenswood ArtWalk. MORE >

Posted October 10, 2010

A brand renovation for Scott Simpson Builders

It is often said that Chicago has two seasons — winter and construction. For our friends at Scott Simpson Builders, the latter of the two seasons has been filled with many exciting new developments. MORE >

Posted September 13, 2010

Free Spirit Media 2.0

As mentioned in an earlier FSM story, we’ve been working for quite a while on a rebranding of Free Spirit Media, the ten-year-old Chicago not-for-profit that offers transformative experiences to underserved urban youth. Now the new Free Spirit Media is rolling out. MORE >

Posted September 6, 2010

GPMF 2010 season launched in high style

Summer in Chicago means many things to many people, but to Jell (and about 300,000 other fans), summer means 10 weeks of the Grant Park Music Festival. MORE >

Posted June 18, 2010

The Brown Line torque wrench: just released and selling fast!

Wow. It’s been four years in the making, but it has finally arrived and is available for purchase — the long-awaited Brown Line Metalworks Digital Torque Wrench. MORE >

Posted June 14, 2010

Renamed, rebranded, and booming globally: APS BioGroup

There’s nothing more rewarding than watching a long-time client grow, evolve, and achieve exactly the kind of success they had anticipated or desired. Such is the case with the company formerly known as Advanced Protein Systems, headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona. MORE >

Posted June 12, 2010

Free Spirit Media Fundraiser, Focus 2010, a Big Hit at Hootenanny

When former client Kati Rooney (last seen at Rivet Media) called just over three years ago seeking help for an upcoming fundraiser, we could not have foreseen our long-term involvement with Free Spirit Media. But we’re guessing Kati could. Jell soon met FSM leaders Jeff McCarter and Katie Ackert and fell under the sway of their boundless energy and dedicated vision. MORE >

Posted May 10, 2010

New brand launch: Bridgefield Mortgage

We count this as one of the most exciting projects we’ve directed in recent memory: the complete rebranding of ResMAE Mortgage — historically, a loan originator, recently turned mortgage servicer — as Bridgefield Mortgage Corporation. (Update: Bridgefield changed hands in 2011, so this link opens a partial archive of the site.) MORE >

Posted February 27, 2010

Jell has moved!

On February 1st, we began operating in our new location at 4410 N. Ravenswood, Suite 200. MORE >

Posted February 13, 2010

Resolution Digital Studios Gets a Digital Rebirth

When it comes to video production capabilities, physical and technical capacity, and diversity of talent, no firm in the Chicago region matches the potential of Resolution. Really. MORE >

Posted January 17, 2010