Jess Thoms

“Jess is a Founding Partner of conversation design agency Xandra. Born in New Zealand, raised in Australia, Jess is a writer, marketer, and advocate for creatives in tech who has established Xandra as a pioneer in conversational experiences globally. Xandra was one of the first agencies in the world to develop branded experiences on messaging platforms, bringing the unique approach of personality design and uniting creative writers with programming for better user experiences.

Founded on the Sunshine Coast, Xandra now has clients across Australia & the U.S. and Jess leads strategy and product development for clients ranging from cities to tequila brands.

Her personal mission is to perfect the way brands tell stories, through connecting humanity and creativity to technology, and to help creative talent –especially women– find their place working in tech.”