This was a personal art project of mine.  Being a white suburban raised nerd, why did I do a piece on black history?  I’m not sure, but it was profoundly impactful to others. I did a few silk screen runs and sold out of both.  They look bad ass.  Someone was even inspired to mill the thing out of wood.  Read More →

What can I say that hasn’t already been said over the years. Death and Taxes is what started it all, back in 2004.  Since then I’ve sold tens of thousands, been on national TV, been published by Seth Godin, and become a de-facto expert in data-viz.  It’s launched my career in design, supported my family and open a hundred doors. I never started out with any expectations.  Just a desire to communicate an idea.  Read More →

This is the first artwork I ever created… digitally.  Why Rumsfeld?  I don’t know, I guess I was just inspired.  I’ve had a long and healthy relationship with photoshop ever since.Read More →

I am Jess Bachman.  You can find out a lot about me from google. There are three main themes to my life. Designer A self-taught Jess-of-all-trades designer,  I learn by doing.  I started designing posters for a friends band with a pirated version of Photoshop.  Then I did posters for other bands, hundreds of them.  Then data-viz posters and infographics, hundreds of them.  They were kinda popular.  After I helped Mint.com aquire millions of users I joined Visual.ly as Creative Director.  I take pride in being really good at all flavors of design though I am most at home among the many layers of Photoshop (legalRead More →