About

Jesse earned a BFA from The School of Visual Arts and immediately got his start as an Art Director with Grey Advertising.

After five years of writing and producing commercials, Jesse moved on. 

He created and directed a sketch-comedy pilot that was picked up for development by MTV network. Jesse also honed his skills as a fine artist. 

Jesse returned to the ad world via AKA Advertising. As a Creative Director he produced national ad campaigns featuring celebrity athletes - highlighted by a Super Bowl spot starring NBA legend Kevin Garnett.  His many clients included: Nike, Adidas, and Reebok.

Next, Jesse co-founded Ditch Films with stand-up comedian Yannis Pappas. Together, they grew Ditch into a well-respected production company specializing in comedic content. Their online comedy shorts and YouTube channel have accrued more than 10 million views (and counting). Jesse directed all of Ditch Films' content, as well as the live comedy shows they staged around the globe.

Currently, Jesse is the owner and operator of Monument Hill, a full-service production company. He and his team produce engaging content for the ever-evolving worlds of entertainment, branding, and advertising. His clients are: ad agencies, broadcast networks, web series, Fortune 500 companies, and startups. 

In addition, Jesse is an accomplished photographer and fine artist. He's photographed ad campaigns, celebrity portraits, and has been published by numerous media outlets. 

His fine art has been widely shown in galleries, most notably Art Basel Miami. 

 

 

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Showings

 

2017       “I Am The Map”, Archilesi / Homberg Gallery, New York, NY

2017       “Valentines Day Show” Vintry Wine & Whisky, New York, NY

2015           “Just My Type”, Archilesi / Homberg Gallery, New York, NY

2014           “All Good Things”, Archilesi / Homberg Gallery, New York, NY

2014       “Scope fair”, Archilesi / Homberg Gallery, Miami Art week, Miami, Florida

2014           “Balls to the Wall”, Archilesi / Homberg Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2014       “Fountain art fair”, Archilesi / Homberg Gallery, NY Art week, NY

2013       “Scope fair”, Archilesi / Homberg Gallery, Miami Art week, Miami, Florida

2013       “Push”, Dumbo Arts Weekend, Archilesi / Homberg Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2013       “Bigger Not Always Better”, Archilesi / Homberg Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2013       “Process points”, Archilesi / Homberg Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2013       “Fountain Fair”, Archilesi / Homberg Gallery, New York Art week, New York

2013       “Valentine Pop Up”, Archilesi / Homberg Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2013       “After the Fall”, Archilesi / Homberg Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2012       “Fountain Fair”, Archilesi / Homberg Gallery, Miami Art week, Miami, Florida

2012       “Recess”, Archilesi / Homberg Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2012       “Push”, Dumbo Arts Weekend, Archilesi / Homberg Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2012       “Recess”, Archilesi / Homberg Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2012       “Support Ace”, Carly Jane, New York

2012       “Fountain Fair”, Francesca Archilesi Fine Art, New York Art week, New York

2012       “Wanna Piece”, Francesca Archilesi Fine Art, New York

2011       “Fountain Fair”, Francesca Archilesi Fine Art, Miami Art week, Miami, Florida

2011       “Identity Shift”, Francesca Archilesi Fine Art, New York

2011       “Take Me Home”, Francesca Archilesi Fine Art, New York

2010       “Bridge and Tunnel”, Francesca Archilesi Fine Art, New Jersey

2010       “Fountain Fair”, Francesca Archilesi Fine Art, Miami Art week, Miami, Florida

2009       “Red Dot Fair”, Francesca Archilesi Fine Art, Miami Art week, Miami, Florida

2009       “ Co-Incidental”,Francesca Archilesi Fine Art, New York

2009        10th Annual “Salon show”,Williamsburg art Center, Brooklyn, NY

2008       “Click”, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY

2008       “Edition”, Goloborotko's Studio, Brooklyn, NY

2008        9th Annual “Salon show”,Williamsburg art Center, Brooklyn, NY

2008        Salmagundi Club, Annual Juried Photography and Graphics exhibition

                for non members, New York

2008        “Prints” Goloborotko's Studio, Brooklyn, NY

2007       “Edition”, Goloborotko's Studio, Brooklyn, NY

2007        Two person show of juried prize winners, Viridian Artists, selected by 

                Robert Rosenblum, Curator, Guggenheim museum, New York

2006        Viridian Artists seventeenth national juried exhibition -3rd prize winner- Juror  

                Robert Rosenblum, Curator, Guggenheim Museum, New York

2006        Madarts studio, photography show, Brooklyn, NY