Hey there, I’m Jess.

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

In short: I tell stories — for magazines, websites, brands, and around physical places.

I am 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, and then as the Director of Marketing for Ponce City Market and Westside Provisions District. 

I am also the original founder and publisher of The Love List, a respected twelve-year-old digital lifestyle publication built around the style and culture of the South, which I shuttered in 2017.



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.