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about Jessie Mary + Co.

We are a team of creative women specializing in working with creatives. Based in the Washington DC metro area, we work remotely in our homes, coffee shops, or wherever life takes us.

 

Jessie Mary & Co is a boutique website design agency, established in 2014.

meet jessica

founder + lead designer

I’m Jessica, or Jessie Mary, as my hubby often calls me. Living in Haymarket, Virginia, with my husband Dan, our incredible growing up too quickly 11 year old daughter, our slightly wild child toddler, and two furry children.

I believe in living each moment of life to the fullest, whether that means appreciating quiet moments at home or exploring somewhere new. I think road trips are the best way to travel, and have visited 28 national parks while road tripping through the United States. I’m inspired and invigorated by nature, though in college, I swore I’d never live anywhere else but NYC… little did I know what was out there!

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I’m also obsessed with visual presentation and technology..

I have a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, a certificate in Multimedia Design, and ten years experience working in corporate Information Technology. In 2008, I had my first daughter and started my photography business on the side while staying home with her. After 8 years in business, I realized what I loved was the tech, web, and marketing part. In 2014, I started accepting web design clients and in 2015, I closed my photography business since I found what I love to do. For more details, read Letting Go...

 

From this background and passion, Jessie Mary & Co. was created in 2014. Using my unique industry experience and understanding of what it takes to run a successful small business, I will work with you to create a brand that is uniquely you, and implement it, bringing these ideas to life. One of my favorite parts about what I do is collaborating with other creatives, watching the concepts we envision come to life.

 

You can learn more about working with me and view recent projects in the journal.

meet angel

project assistant

Angel is an experienced photographer, based out of Maryland, and mom to four daughters. She joined Jessie Mary and Co in 2017, in addition to running her own business. Angel is my go to person for little tasks from assigning dates on my calendar to optimizing all my images and to keep me on track with my projects!

 

Before working together at Jessie Mary & Co, Angel was my second shooter when I was a wedding photographer, so we have a long established communication and trust, that helps us get things done. She's also a great asset at keeping me up to date on the photography industry.

meet megan

content writer

Megan is a writer with an expertise in marketing and public relations, and an understanding of the creative industry. In her own words:

Let’s face it. We’re creative types and we love everything about the process. But sometimes, it’s hard to describe who we are and what we do. And when it comes to something as crucial to your business as a website, written content is just as important as pretty pictures or graphics. You want people to read about you and get excited to work with you, but the task can seem daunting. I’m here to help.

 

They say a picture is worth 1,000 words, but pictures will only get you so far. You want a compelling story to back up your work, you need to clearly explain your services while making them enticing, and you need to convince people to hire you. While I'm also a freelance photographer, I'm a writer first. Journalism school educated, more than a decade in public relations writing press releases, blogging on my own website and now writing for our local magazine.

 

I get it. Writing about yourself is hard. I’m here to make it easy.

ready to book?

Send us a note, and we will go over all the details. Our next available kickoff date can fall anywhere between two and ten weeks out, depending on our current workload and how involved your project is. A deposit and signed agreement reserves your start date. Once we receive this, you will officially be on our calendar. Within one week, you'll receive a detailed to do list, so that we are truly ready to kickoff on your start date!

client hours

m. 9am - 4pm

t. 12pm - 4pm

th. 10am - 3pm

f. 12pm - 4pm

 

All hours are Eastern time.

Available by appointment evenings and Saturday morning.

 

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get in touch

Based in Haymarket, Virginia

Serving clients throughout the United States, Canada and beyond.

c: 503.914.7093

e. jessica@jessicashepard.com