JMX2 is Jon Magner and John Morton. Two creatives. Two techies. Two friends. Here’s our story.
We met each other in 2001 at Bozell in New York City. We worked primarily on Datek, an online trading company, and projects for Macy’s, Verizon, and Ben and Jerry’s. We had a great time building digital stuff, animations, games, and coding experiments. We also just enjoyed working together.
Time marches on. Datek was acquired by another company. Bozell closed as well. Our first chapter was over, but it was a good one.
We each hit the freelance market, but both ended up at Ogilvy on long-term gigs. We weren’t paired up at the agency but still worked together on a few projects. Eventually, each of us drifted away from Ogilvy. Another chapter ends.
We individually were hopping around the NYC ad world, picking up gigs where it happened. We managed to work together on a few projects, but most jobs called for work as a creative or as a coder. Most jobs made us choose to be one or the other.
In 2008, Jon suggested we start a shop combining those interests into a single role. What a great idea! That’s where the real story began.
We chose a name.
We built a website.
We started working. (Not necessarily in that order.)
Luckily the people we had worked with in the past still wanted to work with us now that we had hung our shingle as producers of digital work. Hiring digital developers who have an intimate understanding of how the advertising sausage gets made was a perfect combination.
We worked to make things right every time: the highest quality of work, always on time, and competitively priced.
The work kept coming in.
Amazingly, thirteen years later, we’re still doing the same general thing. The technology behind the work has changed, but keeping up with tech is part of the job.
We still focus on the intersection of our interests. What exactly are those interests?
That means we make many custom animated banners, Instagram videos, responsive designs, and dynamic back-end systems to power our creations. We come from the branding and advertising world, and that’s where most of the things we create still happens. That means we work with many of the world’s biggest brands. Throw a rock at the Fortune 500, and you’ll find many of our clients.
Are you looking for more bullet points? Well, we are here to satisfy. Here are some of the specific technologies we use day-to-day.
I told you we had lots of bullet points. If you want more, we can produce them. We can make almost anything.
There are examples of our work on our homepage, but if you’re looking for something specific, drop us a line. We’ve got a deep archive of work.
We’d love to hear what you want to build. Get in touch with us.