About

Wilbur "Jesse" Wright started working around the time he began to walk. Helping out at his father's commercial photography studio, Jesse learned early on that "you're not done until the job is done." He has more than nine years of experience in customer-focused digital strategy and managing complex projects. 

Jesse is driven to build innovative, disruptive and profitable digital products that delight and bring utility to our lives. Jesse's passion is to combine analytical thinking, strong creative ideas, technology, and the right people to make things happen.

Also, Jesse supports the local arts through the Richmond Mural Project, helped raise over $14,000 for charity through a breakdancing competition, ran with the bulls in Pamplona, and is an avid BBQ-lover. He is known to travel an hour or more out of his way for quality pulled pork.

Technology Skills:

Advanced skills in Windows, Mac OS, iOS, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Prototyper Pro, InVision, and OmniPlan.
Working knowledge of HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, Google Analytics (implementation and reporting), Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, Microsoft Access, OmniGraffle, and Squeeze.
Currently taking graduate-level statistics courses online to apply learnings toward digital and social analytics.
Completed Stanford Online CS101 course, UVA Design Thinking for Business Innovation course, and all HTML5, CSS3, and JS courses on Codecademy.com

Brand Experience:

Walmart
Microsoft
Lenovo
LG
Volkswagen
Oreo
Chips Ahoy
Coke Zero
Sabra Hummus
Guitar Hero
American Express
Sherwin-Williams
Benjamin Moore
Nationwide Insurance
TIAA-CREF
Gold’s Gym
GNC
Stoli
Bacardi
Anheuser-Busch
CenturyLink/Qwest
EAS (Abbott Labs)
Brammo
Midas
American Cancer Society
BFGoodrich
Earth University
Fiver Co

Awards & Honors:

One Show, 2016 Agency of the Year / The Martin Agency
FWA Mobile Site of the Day / Colorfilled for OREO
Featured Interview on TheFWA.com
Webby Awards, Finalist, Consumer Package Goods / Design by What Matters for Benjamin Moore
FWA Site of the Day / Design by What Matters for Benjamin Moore
FWA Mobile Site of the Day / Design by What Matters for Benjamin Moore
Cannes, Bronze Cyber Lion, Interactive Tools / Chip It! for Sherwin-Williams
IAB MIXX Award, Best in Show / Chip It! for Sherwin-Williams
IAB MIXX Award, Gold, Brand Destination / Chip It! for Sherwin-Williams
IAB MIXX Award, Silver, Branded Content / Chip It! for Sherwin-Williams
IAB MIXX Award, Bronze, Tablet Marketing / Boot or Bust for Lenovo
IAB MIXX Award, Bronze, Digital Integration / The World's Greatest for Nationwide Insurance
Effie Award, Bronze, Electronics / Boot or Bust for Lenovo
Effie Award, Silver, Energy/Nutrition Products & Services / The Unstoppable Tour for Abbott Labs
Effie Award, Bronze, Household Furnishings and Appliances / Color Chips for Sherwin-Williams
One Show, Bronze, Best Brand Channel / The Unstoppable Tour for Abbott Labs
Creativity Online, Pick of the Day / Chip It! for Sherwin-Williams
Adweek, Ad of the Day / Boot or Bust for Lenovo
Advertising Age, Agency of the Decade / Crispin Porter + Bogusky
Advertising Age, 13-time Agency of the Year / Crispin Porter + Bogusky
Effie Worldwide, "The most effective independent advertising agency in the world" / McKinney
Effie Worldwide, "The third most effective agency office in North America" / McKinney
Interbrand, "25th most valuable brand in the U.S." / Sherwin-Williams (cites Chip It!)
Interbrand, "26th most valuable brand in the U.S." / Sherwin-Williams (cites their "popular...color-inspired digital tools")
Work featured in Fast Co., Huffington Post Stylelist, Ads of the World, Real Simple, Apartment Therapy, This Old House and Dwell Magazine
3x Featured Panelist, JMU School of Media Arts & Design
2x Featured Speaker, JMU Marketing Association
Published article featured on Campaign.com
Featured in and co-edited “How to Get an Internship in Advertising: A JMU Grad Shares His Experience and Advice,” in The Marketing Bridge blog
Featured in “Q&A and Success Story with Jesse Wright,” in JMU recruiting newsletter