Jessa Blades

Creative Leadership, Social Impact & Justice

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Jessa Blades

I believe in the power of creativity to drive profound change – from strategies that re-imagine entire systems to the design of tangible services & products that will directly impact people's daily lives.

Jessa’s expertise

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Business Design
Impact Design
Customer Experience
System Thinking
Service Design
Strategy & Business Design
Service Design
Industry experience
Non-Governmental Organization
Social Impact
Public Sector
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Areas I'm passionate about

As creative leaders with a shared commitment to quality, collaboration, and creativity, we're proud to pursue out most meaningful work and deliver the best every time.


Design Sprints

Shorter bursts of high effort support dedicated to making progress on a focussed aspect of your program or initiative.

Project Scaling
Business Design
Launch Strategy
Brand Strategy & Positioning
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Jessa in action

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Designing & Scaling a School Model in Peru
Innova Schools - Peru

Designing & Scaling a School Model in Peru

Business Design
Business Innovation
As a business designer on the core design team, we developed an entire school model that considered the interplay amongst the business model, the student's learning & academic experience, the teacher and staff experience, and the operational considerations and levers for scale.
Designing for and with Girls

Designing for and with Girls

Content Design
This field guide was a culmination of over 10+ youth reproductive health projects aimed at increasing a young person's access to contraceptives. Our team at IDEO.org synthesized learnings and distilled the core factors for program design, scale, and considerations for local adaptation.