Hey, I’m Jess

With over a decade of experience in the creative industry, I’ve had the privilege of working alongside visionary artists, production studios, and brands, crafting compelling narratives and driving tangible growth. My journey began with a passion for storytelling and a keen eye for aesthetic excellence, evolving into a career dedicated to helping creative businesses thrive in an ever-evolving landscape. At the heart of everything I do lies a commitment to excellence, integrity, and collaboration, ensuring that each client’s unique vision is not only realized but elevated to new heights of success.

The Value I Bring

Unique Expertise and Experience

My unique blend of hands-on experience, industry knowledge, and a forward-thinking approach sets me apart. I’ve had the privilege of collaborating with a diverse range of creative artists and production companies, including photographers, directors, animation studios, music production houses, and digital agencies. From crafting campaigns for startups to Fortune 500 companies, and spanning industries from high fashion to finance, I bring a wealth of experience tailored to the specific needs of each client.

Innovative Approach and Technology Integration

I believe in the power of innovation and leverage the latest technology and tools. By combining best-known marketing practices with cutting-edge tools and technology, I ensure optimal results that align with the goals and vision of each client.

Transparent Collaboration and Measurable Results

With a commitment to transparency, collaboration, and measurable outcomes, I aim to establish strong partnership whether I’m consulting for your business or joining your team as an employee. My dedication to your success ensures that we work together seamlessly toward  achieving our shared goals

Results that Speak Volumes

My results-driven approach has led to significant achievements, such as helping Thinkingbox triple its sales and supporting numerous creative studios in winning coveted projects and expanding their market presence. I take pride in delivering tangible, quantifiable results that make a meaningful impact on my clients’ businesses.

Professional Journey

An Overview

2004: Strengthening Creative Direction

As a photographer and photo editor in Toronto, I honed my skills in creative direction and aesthetic vision, laying the foundation for my future career path. 

2008: Embracing the Role of Producer and Agent

Relocating to London, UK, I transitioned into the role of producer for Germaine Walker, where I discovered my passion for helping artists secure the work they desire. This period allowed me to immerse myself in sales and marketing strategies and creative development while contributing to remarkable projects. 

2012: Expanding Horizons in the Creative Industry

Returning to Toronto, I broadened my scope as an agent for various reps, extending my expertise from photography and motion to encompass photography, film, CGI, and digital realms. Working with esteemed agencies like Kith and Kin and Hesty reps, I delved deeper into the multifaceted landscape of creative production.

2015: Embracing Digital and Freelance Consulting

In 2015, I ventured into the digital landscape with Thinkingbox while diving into freelance consulting. During this period, I witnessed firsthand the transformative impact of my strategies on a number of companies bottom lines, solidifying my commitment to driving tangible results for clients.

Now and Beyond: Mastering Strategic Growth

I’ve refined my expertise in driving growth and achieving impactful results for businesses across diverse sectors. Building upon pivotal roles at Thinkingbox, where I served as both Senior Partnership & Account Manager and later Director of New Business, I gained invaluable insights into navigating the digital landscape and fostering strategic partnerships. Committed to ongoing learning, I completed Miami AD School’s Strategy and Planning course and continue to update my knowledge of the latest trends, including digital, content and AI. I am eager to apply my skills and experience to support a forward-thinking company with strong visual identities in achieving its growth objectives.

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“Jessie was a huge asset to Kith and Kin.”

Jessie was a huge asset to Kith and Kin. She enthusiastically managed and nurtured relationships with our roster of directors, photographers and CG artists. She cultivated new clients and also fostered existing relationships. Jessie helped devise, manage and execute marketing, advertising and strategy plans for Kith and Kin and for the individual talent. Her dedication to the company was undeniable and her focus on the continued development and success of Kith and Kin was appreciated. Jessie seemed to accomplish everything with ease and was a pleasure to have on board.

– Cortney Iromoto

CO-OWNER & PRODUCER @ KITH AND KIN

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“Not only is she dedicated, detailed and strategic in her sales approach, she is one of the most positive and easygoing people I’ve had the pleasure to work with.”

I recently had the pleasure of working with Jessie Corney at Hestyreps. I was immediately impressed by Jessie’s business sense and natural sales approach. In her role as new business development, Jessie was responsible for growing our client base by introducing new people to Hestyreps and presenting our roster of directors and production companies. Jessie’s knowledge of animation, design and digital content was a huge asset. As a sales agent, Jessie developed strong relationships in the advertising industry. Not only is she dedicated, detailed and strategic in her sales approach, she is one of the most positive and easygoing people I’ve had the pleasure to work with. Jessie would be an asset to any company within the advertising or creative arts industry.

– Lisa Batke

MANAGING PARTNER @ HESTYREPS

“Her professionalism, integrity, intelligence and strong work ethic are characteristics that make her stand out from the pack.”

Jessie Corney is an individual that any company or organization would be lucky and proud to have in their employ. Her professionalism, integrity, intelligence and strong work ethic are characteristics that make her stand out from the pack. She is a natural when it comes to representing creative talent and no stone goes unturned in understanding and getting familiar with their strengths and value. Jessie then researches and educates herself thoroughly about the client researches and educates herself thoroughly about the client’s needs and matches that to the talent that she represents. Her passion resonates with clients, colleagues and anyone that she comes in contact with her. It is with great pride that I recommend Jessie to any company looking for a skilled and passionate business development role.

– Hesty Leibtag

FOUNDER & MANAGING PARTNER @ HESTYREPS

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COLLEAGUE TESTIMONIALS

"She knows how to strategize and effectively drive results."

Jessie and I worked very closely together at Thinkingbox. She was the yin to my yang as sales and production go. I especially appreciate her willingness to dive into the work, she takes the time to learn what she didn’t know and is more successful because of it. She is a master communicator and never minces words. She knows how to strategize and effectively drive results. She pioneered a program where we discuss technology with agencies, directly impacting our brand recognition. Through that and her hard work, our sales increased. Jessie is an absolute pleasure to work with.

CHRISTINE CLARK, MANAGING PARTNER @ THINKINGBOX

"Jessie is resourceful, assertive, and, most importantly, understands the value of listening."

I had the pleasure of working with Jessie at Thinkingbox. Jessie is resourceful, assertive, and, most importantly, understands the value of listening. In doing so, Jessie tackles a problem by considering and appreciating that both client and production needs are met. Jessie is very collaborative ensuring the right teams are involved when negotiating a project. This extends from process /timeline/budget perspective but also knowing when to include technical expertise. Strong work ethic aside, Jessie is great to work with, considerate and always ready to be a helping hand whenever necessary./

NATASHA KHATWANI-LAKHANI, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, PRODUCTION @ THINKINGBOX

"...a real role model when it comes to working through high-pressure situations with grace."

I loved working for Jessie. She is as kind as she is smart and a real role model when it comes to working through high-pressure situations with grace. She was supportive, always made time for everyone in the organization when they needed her and was never short on praise. Anyone would be lucky to work with her. I definitely was

ALYSSA CAMPBELL, NEW BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANGER @ THINKINGBOX