I’m Jess Allison. Being a Jess has its ups and downs - you never have to spell it out, but there's always more than one of you. You'll probably get a nickname, for practical reasons. A few years ago some people started calling me Jallison, which became Jalli. It's a funny thing about nicknames that you can't choose them yourself, but luckily I think it's kindof sweet 🥰 Phew.
I spent five years running a web collective called That Mob, then two and a half as a Digital Producer at Icelab 👩💻 I had a short stint at SuperEd helping to champion financial literacy around retirement income. Most recently, I've been working for Paper Giant where we strive to help organisations create positive impact. I was thrilled to be made Delivery Director in 2021, before moving into the People and Operations Director role in 2023. Have we worked together? You can find me on LinkedIn 🤝
My dream home 🏡 is a cabin-style industrial warehouse loft with lots of plants and natural light, a rooftop courtyard and a pool. In the middle of the city. Is that indecision, or ambition? I think I just like to keep my options open.
Travel is my lifeblood; I’m always dreaming up the next trip 🧳 I miraculously made it to Europe at the end of 2019 before You Know What, and have my eye on Mexico whenever that becomes possible 💃 I'm also a total Americanophile, but Melbourne will always be home.
Thanks for stopping by, feel free to drop me a line sometime.