We're a team of over 120 ambitious thinkers who are focused on building brands through the power of creative solutions and the quality of their execution. We believe that everything is a chance to build a brand, and as such, we do not limit our scope of capabilities to more traditional forms of marketing communications.
As a photographer, art director, writer and director, John has worked in nearly every role afforded a creative person to solve strategic brand problems and create award-winning solutions.
Kim has been a force in advertising and graphic design for over 25 years, creating award-winning work for BMW, Agent Provocateur, Johnnie Walker, Orange, and BP among others.
Remi’s years of experience in strategy and innovation include working with clients such as Nokia, Coca Cola, Levi’s, Nike, Johnson & Johnson, and MTV.
One of the founding members of JMS, Hannah's background in art, design and film have helped define the voice of JMS. She combines her skills as an Art Director, Production Designer and Strategist to execute inspiring productions and flawless design.
Melissa has a background in art and photography and a fondness for people. With over ten years of experience managing teams and as one of the original members of JMS, she has helped guide and cultivate the studio culture while establishing best practices and policies that support a diverse community.
Passionate about culture, organizations and storytelling, Nils has shaped iconic brands like Toms and Bath & Body Works, and led marketing efforts for Microsoft, IBM and Motorola.
Gerald’s work doesn’t fit the typical advertising format. Which is why his work for brands such as Levi’s, TOMS, Dove, IBM, Google, Microsoft, and The Boys and Girls Clubs of America have garnered awards from Cannes Lions to Gold Effies to Dieline Packaging Design and American Photography awards. His work is included in the permanent collection at the V&A design museum in London.
With a B.A. from Bates College in Classics, Sarah went on to hone her storytelling skills at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Portland, ME. She has contributed to StoryCorps, The Center for Digital Storytelling, Audio Heirlooms, and the NPR-distributed show Snap Judgment. She is passionate about uncovering narratives in the most unexpected places and uses storytelling sensibility to help clients identify real-world challenges and craft innovative solutions.
With a career spanning digital, print, animation and filmmaking, Brandon's led teams creating everything from enterprise websites to outdoor campaigns, mobile apps, broadcast commercials and video games.
With a history in coordinating substantial marketing and brand advertising efforts for global enterprises and local businesses alike, Darcy’s efficient and airtight management has transformed companies like Virgin Airlines, Callaway Golf, Sony, SFO, CA Technologies and Cisco.
Who we work with
How we work
It used to be simple: Companies first turned to advertising agencies for ideas, and then to production companies to bring those ideas to fruition. Not anymore. Today, brands need more than clever creative from their agency partners. They need insightful thinking driven by solid strategy that’s woven through every conceivable form of brand-building communication: from documentaries and environmental design to print ads and iPad apps. At the studio, we make no distinction between our creative and our strategists, between traditional and digital, or concepts and production. We think. We collaborate. We make. We measure. All under one roof.
What we do
DesignBrand design, interactive design, product and industrial design, application design, environmental design and event design Read MoreOur studio was built on a new approach to the relationship between strategy and design—and because of this, we often create solutions that break convention. From corporate identity and brand design to interactive, product and industrial design, we are committed to aesthetics, but always consider utility.
AdvertisingBrand voice and campaign creation; end-to-end creative services; SEO/SEM; marketing automation; relationship marketing Read MoreIn the new world of advertising, brands need to constantly generate unique content to create an impact. From identifying and fine-tuning brand voice to boosting engagement through social and relationship marketing, we provide end-to-end creative advertising services for the multiple, diverse platforms where brands engage with their audience.
Strategy & PlanningBrand and content strategy; strategic planning; audience insights; ethnography; usability testing; trend forecasting; brand discovery; brand architecture; marketing communications; product and service innovation Read MoreGreat creative starts with a great insight. We identify those core insights through a range of qualitative methods, and translate that work into an actionable messaging architecture that informs our creative approach. Sound strategy builds the foundation for a strong brand.
TechnologyUser experience and information architecture; digital, web, application, and game development; CMS creation and maintenance; software engineering Read MoreAt JMS, we believe that all technologists are creative. From user experience and responsive site design to web and application development, we manage front and back end development to ensure that creative ideas are executed simply, beautifully and efficiently.
ProductionIllustration; pre-press and file preparation; photographic services; directorial services; film and video production; complete editorial and postproduction services; interactive and digital development Read MoreFrom concepting and writing scripts to casting, shooting, editorial and post-production, we love to create film and video assets that entertain and endure. We direct. We edit. We color-correct and master. And we do it all in-house.
Motion & ImageImaging; motion graphics; animation; visual effects; 3D modeling; color grading; compositing; VR experiences Read MoreThrough the marriage of technology and artistry, we create things that were impossible just a short time ago. This in-house studio capability of VR, imaging, animation, visual effects, 3D modeling and more allows us to bridge imagination and reality every single day.
Social & Content MarketingSocial media strategy and campaign integration, programmatic social content, content strategy & architecture, community management, audience analysis & insights, data analytics, social ads — planning, targeting & execution, social asset creation, copywriting + creative Read MoreSocial is where the world consumes information. It’s our news channel, where we shop, how we connect with brands and how we speak to each other. JMS social media combines creativity, strategy and a high-powered production studio to produce a consistent stream of social assets. Customers are always on the move, and our social will help you engage with them wherever they are.
Demand GenerationMarketing automation platforms (MAPs); data analytics; live test design and implementation; customer modeling and segmentation
We’re a collective of strategists, writers, designers, filmmakers, technologists, musicians and photographers who help companies tell compelling stories that build their brands. We make the things that help brands grow.
Interested in joining us? We’re currently hiring for the positions listed below. Please visit johnmcneilstudio.bamboohr.com/jobs to apply.