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The Jellyvision Lab, Inc.
  • Learn Television, Incorporated (1989–1995)
  • Jellyvision, Inc. (1995–2001)
Industry Software industry
Founded February 17, 1989; 29 years ago (1989-02-17)
Founder Harry Nathan Gottlieb
Headquarters Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Key people
Number of employees
Increase 319 (2017)

The Jellyvision Lab, Inc., doing business as Jellyvision, is an American software house based in Chicago, Illinois. Founded by Harry Nathan Gottlieb in February 1989, it shares a long history with its former video game developer subsidiary, Jellyvision Games, until the two formally split in 2001, and Jellyvision Games would eventually be renamed Jackbox Games in 2008.


In 1989, Harry Nathan Gottlieb conceived the idea of founding his first own company, Learn Television, which began on February 17, 1989, as an educational media company. On May 30, 1995, the company's name was changed to Jellyvision, Inc., to reflect the company's shift of focus from education to entertainment.[1] Additionally, Jellyvision Games was founded the same year to release the first installment of You Don't Know Jack, created by Gottlieb around 1993.[2]

After a formal split of Jellyvision Games from its parent, Jellyvision would be re-incorporated as The Jellyvision Lab, Inc. on July 26, 2001, so to use Gottlieb's approach to human-machine interfaces (the "interactive conversation interface") outside of games.[3] Jellyvision Games was later rebooted as Jackbox Games in 2008.[2]



  • Chicago Tribune — Top Workplaces in Chicago[4]


  • Chicago Tribune — Top Workplaces in Chicago[4]
  • eHealthcare Platinum Award – Best Interactive (Alex: Making the Most of Your Plan)[5]
  • Illinois Technology Association (ITA) – Lighthouse Award[6]
  • Moxie Awards – Best Software Company, Best Company Culture, CEO of the Year (Amanda Lannert)[7][8]
  • Society of Talent Acquisition & Recruitment (STAR) Chicago – Talent Acquisition Specialist of the Year[9] (Mary Beth Wynn)


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  3. ^ Gottlieb, Harry (January 1, 2002). "The Interactive Conversation Interface (ICI): A Proposed Successor to GUI for an Interactive Broadband World". Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces. IUI '02. New York, NY, USA: ACM: 2–2. doi:10.1145/502716.502718. ISBN 1581134592.
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  5. ^ "Strategic Health Care Communications – Award Winners". Retrieved November 23, 2015.
  6. ^ "ITA". Retrieved November 23, 2015.
  7. ^ "2015 Winners | The Moxie Awards 2015". Retrieved November 23, 2015.
  8. ^ "And the 2015 Moxie Awards go to..." Built In Chicago. Retrieved November 23, 2015.
  9. ^ "Who's the Best in Chicago's Talent Acquisition? Our Mary Beth Wynn! – Jellyvision". Jellyvision. Retrieved November 23, 2015.