Jessica is a Jackson Spalding video producer, which means she handles dozens of details—like casting, location scouting, wardrobe and scheduling—to make our clients’ wildest video dreams come true. She joined our Atlanta team in 2017, after living and working outside of Washington, D.C. for her entire life.
She came to us from the video department of ICF, a global business consultancy, where she served multiple roles over a 10-year run. For the last six years, Jessica was the sole production coordinator there, ensuring hundreds of projects ran smoothly from ideation to completion. Her diligence twice earned the company’s award for exemplary performance and her work received national honors, too. In 2016, she won a Gold American Advertising Award for an animated project produced for Baltimore Gas & Electric, and Silver Awards for videos supporting The Office of Smoking & Health and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration.
Jessica has been fascinated by lights, camera and action since she was a little girl with a dream to be the next Katie Couric. But, a video production course in high school sparked an interest in leading the charge behind the scenes. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Electronic Media and Film from Towson University and a Master of Arts in Producing for Film and Video from American University. A summer internship with Discovery Communications, which morphed into part-time work during college, sealed her career path.
Full of energy and enthusiasm, Jessica was captain of her Maryland kick-ball team for 10 seasons and now plays with Go Kick Ball in Atlanta’s Piedmont Park. Other adventures have included a Bat Mitzvah in Israel, skydiving on her 25th birthday and displaying her 200-piece snow-globe collection on The National Mall as part of The Smithsonian’s 150th birthday celebration.