Life sometimes turn out very differently than the way we might have though it would. Born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden and one of the initial partners of a world renowned communication agency, the founder of VisionJar, Inc. found herself living in California and working in Europe ranking up the frequent flier miles and collecting trends, perspectives, ideas, news, thoughts, and views from two different worlds. When you are home but away at the same time you get a unique perspective and observation of the world around you. For 15 years, she scan and read two sets of news every day, worked out of two continents helping clients make sense of the present and the future and communicate better and more efficiently.
Today VisionJar, Inc. is an international insight and communication agency who helps organizations understand and utilize trends, innovations and ideas. We provide our clients with trend analysis and allocation of knowledge converted into usable insights and strategic communication advice.
The company is based out of Northern California but with a solid ground in Scandinavia, merging two unique perspectives: The US with its huge market and innovation power and Scandinavia with its small market and high grade of tech innovation.
Now – what about that name…?
The word “vision” can be a noun (the state of being able to see) or a verb (imagine). So – we fill our clients’ jars with our carefully collected vision!
JOHANNA REHNVALL is the founder of VisionJar, Inc. and was born curious. She has helped international organizations understand the world by identifying critical trends and issues and developing new solutions and models for communication strategies and communication research for more than 20 years. She has a passion for trendspotting and is constantly curious about new tech innovations and gadgets and how they can be used, exploring new media habits and always on the lookout for great strategic, visual communication and advertising, the most brilliant corporate storytelling and the best corporate presenters. She is passionate about visual communication and presentation and can’t stop sketchnoting. She is Scandinavian by birth but now kicking in California, giving her a unique and different perspective of the world.
She was most recently one of the original Partners of the communication agency Prime International (today Prime Weber Shandwick), the most awarded independent communication agency in the world and a Partner and Senior Advisor at United Minds, Prime’s business intelligence branch, working with clients such as Ericsson, Telia and IKEA. She has done communication and insight research in areas such as the future of drug stores, privacy and the internet, customer friendliness, new health and beauty trends, mobile tech innovations and many, many other areas. Johanna has worked over 20 years in the communication business, advising organizations of all sizes as well as building and running a corporation and entrepreneurial challenges. Johanna Rehnvall is also the founder of the communication design agency Presentitude, specializing in strategic communication design.