Hey there, I’m Jess.

I’m a freelance journalist and consultant, and I run a creative studio specializing in content strategy.

In short: I tell stories — for magazines, websites, brands, clients and around physical places. I help my clients solve creative and marketing challenges around social media, web/digital, graphics, advertising, placemaking and identity.

I am also a contributor to Southern Living, Eater, The Bitter Southerner, Atlanta HOME and Atlanta magazine. Other bylines have included Town & Country, Complex and Garden & Gun

I cut my teeth creating campaigns, experiences and content for restaurants, retail and real estate developers — as first the Creative Director of Shops Around Lenox in Atlanta’s Buckhead district, and then as the Director of Marketing for iconic Atlanta brands Ponce City Market and Westside Provisions District. 



If you are looking to commission me as a journalist, panelist, broadcaster or consultant, please get in contact at heyjg@jessgraves.com.

You can follow me on Instagram @jessnellgraves.




It’s a simple premise: discover something great, share it with your friends.

I like the word “with”. “With” implies experience and gathering, because it means we are accompanied by another person or thing. I think we do a lot of sharing “about” these days. Primarily “about” and concerning ourselves. We show and tell, but we don’t necessarily exchange.

As a journalist, I travel often. This newsletter is a full of the things I find cool and useful along the way. It’s about the thrill of discovery, and the consideration we show when sharing something that makes life a little better or less complicated. It is also about the consideration of your time — reading won’t take up too much of it.

I hope you come along. If you subscribe, can count on a newsletter in your inbox each week.