We've been an award–winning digital agency for over 20 years.

We are broadly-talented and tightly-focused. We build custom apps, purpose-driven websites, and powerful web-based software.

Storytellers at heart, we also help many clients tell their stories through online video.

We create powerful digital products that engage real people.

It's what makes us different.

We listen intently to our clients purpose – we design for it. But we also fiercely care about the end user. We build for them – for longevity, for trust, for value.

Through the alchemy of innovative design and advanced technology, we make creative technology that matters.

Our Work

We love bringing brands to life through engaging digital experiences.

We are proud to say we have delivered many success stories for our clients. Below are just a few examples from 20 years of prolific output.

  • Case Study
  • Work
JLOOP team members

Our clients don't just love our work, the design community in general does. Take a look at some recent awards we've won.

Interactive Media Council
IMA Awards
Best In Class

Yogurtland Website

Telly Awards
Telly Awards
Bronze Winner

Yogurtland Brand Video

Telly Awards
Telly Awards
Bronze Winner

Bryant Rubber Brand Video

Davey Awards
Davey Awards
Mobile Applications - Games


W3 Awards
W3 Awards
Self Promotion

JLOOP Website

MarCom Awards
MarCom Awards

Ringorang Promo Video

Telly Awards
Telly Awards
Bronze Winner

JLOOP Venture Out Video

AVA Digital Awards
AVA Digital Awards
Platinum Award - Product Marketing

Yogurtland Brand Video

Best Mobile App Awards
Best Mobile App Awards
Best Game


Videographer Awards
Videographer Awards

JLOOP Venture Out Video

Hermes Creative Awards
Hermes Creative Awards
Website Overall / Professional Service

BrandsForBands Website & Client Portal

Best Real Estate Website

Leverage Global Partners Website

Our Team

JLOOP is a tight-knit group of creatives and developers

who think big picture and execute efficiently. We technically don't build rocket ships (not saying that we couldn't), but we have this special talent for untangling fishing line and celebrating our clients' victories. Meet the team and see how we do it:

  • Jay Dysart

    Jay Dysart Founder | President

    Jay Dysart

    A prolific storyteller with a knack for speaking code, Jay Dysart has been bringing together creative and technology since the founding of JLOOP in 2001.

    Serving as the President and CEO, Jay is a hands-on guy who loves working alongside his team to create the big idea, and then bringing that idea to life for a digital world. With a thirst for learning emerging technologies and new ways to produce purpose-driven work, Jay races toward projects that have a need to exist.

    Under Jay's leadership, JLOOP has produced work for such clients as IBM, Yogurtland, Subaru of America, LG Electronics, ACE Fitness, DIC Entertainment, Infiniti USA, Element Skateboards, Anthony Robbins Companies, McDonalds, Cleveland Golf, The Partners Trust, NV Energy, and the Aquarium of the Pacific.

    Prior to JLOOP, Jay founded two performing arts companies – the critically acclaimed Hidden Theatre in Minneapolis, and The Group at Strasberg for the famed Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in Hollywood. Jay continues to pursue this passion by navigating JLOOP's presence in the entertainment industry.

    His passion for creative technology is only the beginning. He loves to travel, preferably near the ocean, is into wine, gadgets, laughter, and most importantly, the human race. He also donates his time in leading fundraising events for charitable organizations, and is deeply involved with local arts organizations such as Long Beach Landmark Theatre.

    He is the proud father of three boys and lives with his wife, Christi, his children, a dog and a cat in Long Beach.

  • Courtney Harmeling

    Courtney Harmeling Senior Producer

    Courtney Harmeling

    A 20-year veteran in the tech industry, Courtney is your enthusiastic guide on the path to project success.

    At JLOOP, Courtney:

    • Manages large-scale development projects from start-to-finish.
    • Assembles creative and development teams to ensure objectives are met.
    • Delivers results, on time, on target, and on budget.

    In the world, Courtney:

    • Is the mother of two adventurous kids and wife to a very handsome surfing attorney.
    • Is a lover of gaudy holiday rooftop decorations - especially at her home base in San Diego.
    • Makes a mean margarita.
  • John Mayes

    John Mayes Producer | Architect

    John Mayes

    With an exceptional eye for detail, John designs the user experiences that make our work appear effortless to the end user.

    At JLOOP, John:

    • Fills a dual role as Project Manager and Architect.
    • Provides a relentless discipline in documenting the tiniest UX details.
    • Ensures all stakeholders are in sync through detailed communication and streamlined use of technology.

    In the world, John:

    • Hails from North Carolina.
    • Is a chronic online sharer.
    • Regularly walks to work from his home in the blossoming East Village.
  • Lauren Daniels

    Lauren Daniels New Business & Communications

    Lauren Daniels

    A swiss army knife of talents, Lauren manages client contracts and accounts, as well as internal business processes.

    At JLOOP, Lauren:

    • Targets new business opportunities, schedules initial meetings and fosters the client/JLOOP relationship.
    • Handles marketing initiatives, advertising opportunities and internal organization.
    • Keeps the team happy and healthy - organizing our fifth-Wednesday events, holiday events and more!

    In the world, Lauren:

    • Just recently had her 2nd baby boy, and makes it look easy.
    • Is a self-proclaimed "water baby" who can be found on Catalina Island every summer.
    • Has won a lot of awards as a swimmer (that's saying something in Long Beach!)
  • Anne Stephenson

    Anne Stephenson Creative Strategy & Branding

    Anne Stephenson

    When others only see research and data, Anne sees human truths and insights. A talent that has bolstered numerous brands during her almost 20-year tenure as a brand strategist.

    At JLOOP, Anne:

    • Spearheads all brand and messaging development.
    • Creates compelling brand strategies that lead to focused and actionable results.
    • Writes insightful creative briefs that spark imaginative messaging campaigns.

    In the world, Anne:

    • Is just as curious about watching her daughters' personalities flourish.
    • Achieves balance by squeezing in a little yoga whenever she can.
    • Holds dual degrees in advertising and psychology.
  • Matt Leaver

    Matt Leaver Art Director

    Matt Leaver

    With over 15 years experience as a designer in the interactive space, Matt provides a thorough understanding of online behavior, driving creative direction regarding user experience and design.

    At JLOOP, Matt:

    • Designs beautifully fluid interfaces for mobile, desktop, and beyond.
    • Tracks design trends and brings them to the table for all our projects.
    • Harnesses the power of type to make the web powerful and beautiful at the same time.

    In the world, Matt:

    • Won't complain if you want to go to the beach.
    • Enjoys the quirks of the Volkswagen Vanagon.
    • Won a Preservation Award from Long Beach Heritage for fixing up his mid-century modern ranch house.
  • Jamie Boepple

    Jamie Boepple Senior Designer

    Jamie Boepple

    With her razor-sharp skills and thoughtful approach, Jamie brings a deep understanding of user behavior to her daily crafting of meaningful user interactions.

    At JLOOP, Jamie:

    • Brings over 10 years of design expertise to solve visual challenges within a cross-functional team.
    • Combines creativity with a focus on functionality to craft innovative and elegant web and mobile applications.
    • Researches new and exciting user interface paradigms to lead in the discovery, conception and execution of global design solutions.

    In the world, Jamie:

    • Moonlights as a watercolor artist, painting commissioned portraits of dogs and cats for her Instagram followers.
    • Is socially active in her current home of Austin TX as a member of a bunco league, a wine adventures group, a dinner club, a bowling league and a trivia team — when does she sleep?
    • Enjoys nothing more than belting Whitney Houston and Celine Dion anthems at amateur karaoke night.
  • Daniel Fordyce Developer | UX & Front-End

    Daniel Fordyce

    With an artistic eye and a painter's patience, Daniel brings digital work to life in your browser, email client, tablet, or phone.

    At JLOOP, Daniel:

    • Crafts elegant CSS to deliver intelligent output with a long shelf life.
    • Utilizes cutting edge technologies and modern approaches to make our work lively and responsive.
    • Guides our development strategies with wisdom, patience, and respect.

    In the world, Daniel:

    • Is an expert visual artist, painter, and illustrator.
    • Loves handcrafted work - particularly when its in the form of a hearty brew.
    • Is one of 6 kids and a long-time Long Beach native who rides his bike to JLOOP.
  • Michael Stratford

    Michael Stratford Developer | Apps & Server-Side

    Michael Stratford

    The wizard behind the JLOOP curtain, Michael cut his development teeth as a JLOOP intern. A decade later, he lights the path through our most complex development.

    At JLOOP, Michael:

    • Engineers system architecture solutions using a hefty toolset at his disposal.
    • Leads the development team through example and collaboration - convinced there is always something more to learn.
    • Would think outside the box, if he knew there was a box.

    In the world, Michael:

    • Is a proud father of two boys.
    • Loves to socialize over games, a bowling lane, or a good pizza.
    • Is known as 'the assassin' on the basketball court.
  • Todd Pastell

    Todd Pastell Developer | Apps & Front-End

    Todd Pastell

    With a Mechanical Engineering degree, Todd brings discipline and focus to our technical output.

    At JLOOP, Todd:

    • Is a coding ninja - executing with silent precision.
    • Has proven he can learn any programming language - Client & Server-Side to boot.
    • Keeps our internal infrastructure healthy and backed up.

    In the world, Todd:

    • Holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Cal Poly Pomona.
    • Has the warmest smile ever to be paired with a cold and wicked ping-pong backhand.
    • Is one of 4 kids and hails from Palos Verdes, CA.
  • Chris Stevens

    Chris Stevens Developer | System Admin

    Chris Stevens

    A rare JLOOPer with formal Computer Science education, Chris hammers away at code to craft efficient technology solutions that make us proud.

    At JLOOP, Chris:

    • Brings deep expertise to bear on coding challenges on a daily basis.
    • Manages our web infrastructure, keeping client sites healthy and happy.
    • Is a gifted wordsmith, providing solid documentation of complex processes.

    In the world, Chris:

    • Arrived at the JLOOP doorstep as a long time friend of Mike & Todd - even though they had never met in person (WoW).
    • Has been known to lose at chess to a 5-year-old.
    • Is an avid hobbyist and lover of fine machinery.
  • Jamie Campbell

    Jamie Campbell Developer | UX & Front-End

    Jamie Campbell

    Jamie is a craftsman - making digital experiences that feel authentic, tactile, and useful.

    At JLOOP, Jamie:

    • Joined the team full time right as COVID-19 was hitting. (So we haven't been able to get him a proper headshot yet)
    • Turns static designs and big ideas into delightful experiences with CSS and a little magic.
    • Thinks beyond the look and function, and dives deeply into the purpose and feel of the UX he brings to life.
    • Brings innovation and fresh thinking to our team planning sessions with each and every project - tiny or stout.

    In the world, Jamie:

    • Plays the drums and prefers John Bonham over Neil Peart.
    • Uses hot sauce like it’s ketchup. (habanero FTW)
    • Has been riding snowboards and skateboards for over 30 years, and has hit the slopes in a multitude of places from Salt Lake City to Niseko, Japan.
  • Aaron Pedersen

    Aaron Pedersen Application Design | Front-End

    Aaron Pedersen

    Aaron's passion lies in helping businesses streamline process and in making teams work more effectively through innovative technology solutions.

    At JLOOP, Aaron:

    • Leads our cutting-edge front-end development projects in Angular, React, and beyond.
    • Breaks down complex UX designs into logically producible projects for our engineering teams.
    • Listens and translates stakeholder input into strategically minded development solutions.

    In the world, Aaron:

    • Is managing the fun of architects and the city planning department with the build of a new house for his growing family.
    • Is a published author, expert speaker, and sought-after business consultant and trainer.
    • Built and manages a SAAS product called Pedanco, which services hundreds of restaurants throughout the US.
  • Wayne Teng

    Wayne Teng Developer | Front-End

    Wayne Teng

    A self-taught engineer who can learn and build nearly anything, Wayne rushes headlong into the next best thing.

    At JLOOP, Wayne:

    • Is a cornerstone of our front-end development team working on complex applications.
    • Digs deep into the latest and greatest Angular stack to develop scalable and powerful code.
    • Is always one of the first to say yes when it comes to learning something new.

    In the world, Wayne:

    • Is still trying to figure out where his freckles came from.
    • Has been known to regrettingly breakdance at wedding parties.
    • Can be caught jamming out to Spotify at the gym.
  • Jake Schumacher

    Jake Schumacher Senior Video Producer

    Jake Schumacher

    Loaded with talent and ambition, Jake delivers spot-on video that compels and delights.

    At JLOOP, Jake:

    • Is a video director and producer, helping craft compelling stories for our clients.
    • Can turn even the most mundane technology product into a drool-worthy marketing video.
    • Is a motion graphics artist as well as editor, DP, and more.

    In the world, Jake:

    • Directed and produced the Kickstarter-funded documentary "App: The Human Story".
    • Is based in Idaho with his wife and 2 girls, but is still considered a Long Beach local.
    • Has created video projects for the respected Sandwich Video in Los Angeles.

Interested in joining our team?

Careers at JLOOP


JLOOP was founded in 2001 by Jay Dysart, Jennifer Christopher, and Greg Stratford.

Our Capabilities

For more than a decade, we have been blending innovative design and advanced technology to create memorable online experiences.

This is how we get there:
  • Brand Strategy
  • User Experience
  • Content Strategy
  • Ideation
  • Visual Design
  • Video & Storytelling
  • Mobile Applications
  • Web Development
  • Social Integration/Platforms