As of Thursday, April 17, 2014
PORTLAND — Three Dufur sisters have teamed up to form Jurevicious Studios Inc., a full-service marketing firm that specializes in multimedia campaigns and serves clients across the globe.
Jurevicious Studios was originally created by writer Jaclyn Stewart, now the CEO, when she found success writing for clients on Elance, a popular job website. Through this platform, she published writing, graphic design, and video production products for clients around the world, rising in the online content creation industry.
Her motivation for this internet startup was simple; “I just wanted a career in which I was free to create and get my ideas out there.” she said. “Jurevicious Studios has given me that freedom.”
Through her research and content development, she learned the intricacies of content creation, search engine optimization, and internet marketing.
Within a year, she was receiving so much work, she realized the company was ready to expand but knew this wasn’t possible as a sole proprietorship. That’s when she proposed the partnership idea to her two sisters who had the experience and skills she needed to make Jurevicious Studios a full-service marketing company.
Jennifer Thomas, the oldest of the three siblings and now the general manager, held a degree in design, had 10 years of business management experience, and was ready to leave the traditional workforce.
She brought the administrative perspective the company needed to manage its growth, not to mention a keen eye for design.
“I realized I was always working to make someone else successful, yet I was getting little in return. With Jurevicious Studios, it was possible to work from anywhere on any schedule and to see my efforts directly impact my family rather than someone else’s,” Jennifer said.
Once Jennifer joined Jurevicious, expanding its capabilities to manage more freelancers and more income, the company was ready to go after more clients. Jenelle McCleary, the youngest of the three sisters and now the company’s marketing director came aboard.
Her years of experience in sales and marketing, most importantly in social media marketing, formed the final piece of the partnership puzzle.
“I have always dreamed of owning my own business and had acquired a passion for sales and marketing over the years.” she said. “Partnering with my sisters has made that dream a reality. I’ve found that I thrive in the challenging environment of business marketing, especially for digital and social clients, whether they are right here in the Northwest or on the other side of the world.”
Though the company is based out of the Portland-Metro area, the three sisters grew up on a small farm outside of Dufur.