Hi! I’m Jes, a creative producer based in Toronto, and I just like to make cool sh*t. Let’s work together, shall we? 

Allons-y!

About moi.

Jesilou (Jes) Tongio is a geek who loves to do everything — design, write, shoot, edit, produce, and lead. It’s easy to make her laugh with a dank Star Wars prequel meme. Don’t hate.

Jes is a versatile and enthusiastic producer who believes in mutually empowering collaborations with clients, teammates, and internet strangers-turned-best-friends. She is passionate about carving non-linear paths to success and helping people realize their vision and achieve project objectives. She comes alive when working with creators who value inclusivity and positive change.
 
As a digital producer at the CBC, she led digital strategies and created content for primetime shows such as Still Standing, The Great Canadian Baking Show, and more. Her work on Canada’s Smartest Person won a Canadian Screen Award for Best Cross-Platform Project (Non-Fiction) in 2017.
 
Jes initiated a design project that transformed CBC Short Docs thumbnails into promotional keyart with feature film poster treatment. This strategy set a standard for ensuring all titles on the CBC Gem player were featured with high-quality, visually arresting graphics.
 
Jes also has a strong writing and editorial background. For four years, she was a senior writer with CBC Sports. She worked in the newsroom during Hockey Night in Canada live broadcasts, as well as the 2012 and 2014 Olympic Games.
 
As a freelance creative producer, Jes specializes in web development, graphic design, photography, and video production. All her clients describe her work as providing an exceptional client experience, from onboarding to execution, and with a commitment to quality.
 
Outside of work, Jes runs the style blog Brash & Brilliant. She is also a Wonder Woman cosplayer, an aspiring jazz singer, and a minimalist who loves re-re-re-organizing.
Leadership
Design & Development
WRITING & COPY EDITING
PHOTO & VIDEO
LAME JOKES

ok, but what’s up with your name?

Jesilou is a combination of two names: my grandfather Jesus, and my grandmother Lourdes. My mom’s name is also Marilou, so I guess that’s what happened there.

Just call me Jes, though. JT is fine, too.

What I can do for you.

I’ve got your creative needs covered. Packed with enthusiasm and commitment to give you the best-looking product, we’ll have a blast working together and getting your project done.

Web Design / Development

I create beautiful and accessible websites to help you stand out. We’ll work together closely to make all your digital dreams come true. I’m committed to realizing your unique vision and getting invited to your family dinners.

Graphic Design

You’re awesome and your branding should be, too. I’ll whisper into the ears of millions of pixels to give you that trendy or classic look you so desire. I design logos, posters, business cards, presentations, and more.

Writing / Copy Editing

Say what you mean and mean what you say. Or let me do it for you. As a professional writer, I’d be honoured to write or edit your cover letter, bio, speech, midnight text to your ex — whatever! 🙂 

Photography

Look, smiling is awkward, so I won’t force you to. Let’s just have some fun as you do your thing and I do mine. I specialize in portraits, in-situ product images, and shots of marble surfaces since that’s what’s in right now.

Affordable Rates

I offer affordable hourly rates ($50/hour), flat rates, and flexible payment plans, totally customizable by you! I also provide regular updates so you know how much your project costs every step of the way.

Love and Support

No, really. I live for deep heart-to-hearts. Whether or not you decide to work with me, I’m happy to share any words of encouragement or advice. So don’t be afraid to send me a message!

Jes was an absolute pleasure to work with! I hired her to help create my very first website and I’m very pleased with how it all turned out. She worked very hard to take my ideas and turn them into a reality.

Alley Wilson
Alley Wilson
Actor

Jesilou is one of those anomalous people that straddles the line between elegance and nerdery. She’s amazing, and I always look forward to working with her. Always. 

Liam Nickerson
Liam Nickerson
Creative Director

Come now, don’t be shy.

Want to work with me? Got a question? Just want to say hi? Let’s chat! Hope you like exclamation marks!

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

416-402-4699

jes@jestongio.com

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It’s what we do in times of despair. Like when the soft serve machine at McDonald’s is broken.

random quote.

It isn't hard to feel me glowing. I watched the fire that grew so low.
— Led Zeppelin