Mark Jespersen, Founder & Principal
“Presenting complex scientific data in a meaningful way is a serious challenge," says Mark. "We have to engage with very smart people, teach them new information, and inspire them to put that knowledge to use when they see patients.”
Mark brings more than three decades of inspired and award-winning experience to JA clients. Before launching his own agency nearly twenty years ago, Mark managed programs for a large medical education agency in Connecticut. Prior to that he focused on results-oriented consumer and business-to-business marketing in Minnesota at Lee & Riley, Cargill, Nilfisk/Advance, and Tonka Toys.
Mark began his career in 1969 as a creative director in multimedia, working with renowned designer Milo Baughman in Baughman's Utah-based Communications Workshop. He was also a freelance photographer for several local clients including Robert Redford and Sundance.
Mark's pro bono work has helped raise thousands, and in some cases millions, for groups like the Massachusetts SPCA, Global ReLeaf, Boston's Home for Little Wanderers, the Dana Farber Institute, the Trinity Habitat for Humanity Project, and Comforts & Joys, a Marblehead-based organization where Mark met his wife, Kim.
"Occasionally pro bono work pays off," he notes.
Mark's interest in mid-20th-century design has led to the publication of several articles including his biographical work on the Danish-born furniture designer, Jens Risom.
Mark divides his time between the Boston office, his satellite office in Round Pond, Maine, and his 700-year-old home/office in Provence where, over the past five years, he has been working on a new book in his spare time.