25 years of branding, marketing, messaging

We celebrate this coming year not only because it is our silver anniversary, but because we have abundant gratitude for the past 24 years and high hopes for 2018 and beyond. MORE >

Posted December 21, 2017

Interactive exhibits at Pritzker Military Museum & Library

Pritzker Military Museum & Library has always been eager to seek and embrace innovation in their branding and marketing. MORE >

Posted December 15, 2017

Zera Construction celebrates 60th anniversary

What do you get a client on the occasion of their 60th anniversary? Diamonds, as traditionalists would suggest? We knew that wouldn’t work for Zera. The answer was concrete. First, a little background. MORE >

Posted December 1, 2017

Chicago Park District exhibit celebrates significant women throughout Chicago’s history

We often marvel at the slow tide of progress, as well as its unpredictable reversals. We learn time and again that advances must never be taken for granted. To reinforce progress, breakthroughs must be thoroughly documented and celebrated. MORE >

Posted September 15, 2017

Generating leads and nurturing prospects for TalentRISE

Our client TalentRISE prides itself on being a different kind of recruiting firm, one that uses a consultative approach to solving a wide variety of talent acquisition demands. Over the past few years, TalentRISE has challenged us to help them tell their story more effectively. MORE >

Posted May 23, 2017

Annual report: Evanston Community Foundation embraces change in 2016

For over thirty years, Evanston Community Foundation has invested in not-for-profit organizations that help Evanston thrive as a vibrant, just, and inclusive community. As ECF has long proclaimed, “We’re here for good. MORE >

Posted May 15, 2017

Promotional microsite for performing arts: Harris Theater

Rare. Legendary. Epic. These are just a few of the words critics are using to describe the three masterworks being performed in the upcoming 2017–18 season of Harris Theater Presents, a performing arts program curated by Harris Theater in Millennium Park. MORE >

Posted March 14, 2017

Fresh responsive website for Zera Construction as 60th anniversary approaches

With their 60th anniversary just around the corner, Zera Construction invited Jell to revisit the website and identity we created for them in 2008. Nearly eight years after that launch, we met again in 2016 to discuss what Zera had become since the third generation of Zeras (Chris and Tim) had taken the helm of the family business. MORE >

Posted January 27, 2017

A rebranding refresh for the Grant Park Music Festival’s website

To kick off the new year, we celebrated by launching a complete design refresh — the second such refresh in seven years — of the Grant Park Music Festival site we first created in 2009. MORE >

Posted January 2, 2017